On October 10, 2021 Compelling Ministry and Compelling Church are launching the first Compelling Fun Run and we invite you, your friends, your business, and your church to be fully involved. 

The mission of the Compelling Fun Run is to bring awareness, build relationships, and build funds for planting Compelling Churches! Compelling Churches empower people for life.

Event Details

Sunday, October 10, 2021 | 10am
Sunday service at Timberline School will be canceled this day. 

$30 to register (t-shirt included when you register before Sept 26th) 

* Children ages 8 and under are Free*

$35: Virtual Participant


9am - Check-in/Registration*
9:30am - Welcome/Announcements/Prizes
9:45am - Warm Up
10am - Start
11am - Finish

*Plan to arrive early to check-in and pick up your t-shirt and race bib



Consider making a donation if you cannot attend.
Funds are for planting Compelling Churches.


Raccoon River Park
(Start and finish at Coneflower Shelter) 

2500 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Directions & Parking

Park near the Coneflower Shelters

5K Course Map 

Start and finish at Coneflower Shelter 
(Crushed rock/asphalt nature trail around the entire lake)

For Your Information

Start Times

The event will start at 10am. Please plan to arrive early to check-in and pick up your t-shirt and race bib. 

Food and Water

Individually packed snack bars, bananas, and bottled water will be available for participants after the race. 


Please be prepared for all weather conditions. The Fun Run will still occur rain, wind, or shine. 


You may bring your pets. We ask that they remain on a leash and if participating in the 5K you start toward the back. 


Finishing times vary, but most runners will fall between 30-45 minutes. Walkers can take up to 60 minutes.

Course/Trail Usage

Please be aware that the trail will remain open to the public and be conscious of bikes, pedestrians, runners, strollers, and dogs. 


Restrooms are by the playground and Coneflower Shelters.


We will not have awards this year. We will have a drawing and participants will have the opportunity to win gift cards to local businesses. 

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