Klompen Classic 5K

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Pella, IA

The Klompen Classic 5K has been celebrated annually by many runners and friends throughout Iowa and the United States. Over the past 24 years, this fun event has brought thousands of individuals together to race for a cause. All funds raised make it possible to provide programs to thousands of local children and families. Last year 2,393 participants enjoyed the Klompen Classic 5K as they ran through the beautiful town of Pella. Join us this year to get a touch of Holland and venture through Pella’s tulips, windmills, beautiful scenery, and much more. 

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP: Monday, May 1 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Pella Community Center
712 Union Street) on the 3rd floor.

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Schedule of Events

4:00–6:45 PM

Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up for walkers and runners.
Race Day Registration & Packet Pick up takes place on the west side of the square in the large white hospitality tent (if you have not already taken advantage of the Early Pick Up on May 1 from 4:30-6:30pm at 712 Union Street, Pella.

6:00 PM

FREE Kid’s Classic for ages 10 and under– NEW ROUTE!!!
The kid’s race starts at the Vermeer Windmill on the corner of East 1st and Franklin Street. This fun race will finish through the red arch on the square. Race numbers, participation ribbons, and refreshments will be provided at the finish. Registration for the Kids’ Classic is not necessary, but when they arrive on May 3, all parents will be required to sign a before their child can run! Show up at the Vermeer Windmill and run when your age group is called. Youth t-shirts cost $13.

6:45 PM

Begin lining up for the 5K.
The race starts at the corner of Main and Washington. Please allow serious runners to the front of the start line. A sign for “WALKERS” will be held up farther south on that block.

7:00 PM

5K Race Start

8:00 PM

Awards on Tulip Toren Stage
Age group award winners, overall Klompen winners and overall Master’s winners (over 40 age group) will be recognized as results are available.

Entry Fee:

$25.00 for those registering on or before May 2. 
T-Shirts GUARANTEED for those registered by April 20.

$30.00 for Race Day registrants.
Those registering the day of the race will receive a t-shirt while quantities last.

Family Registration –  First three registrants at full price.  Any additional at half price.  IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY.

Disposable Timing Tags will be attached to the back of your race number.

Kid’s Classic is Free—If your child would like a Gildan soft style youth t-shirt, fill out the  

Race Course:

The 5K course leads you through the streets of Pella and by local historical sites and tulip beds.Running


Overall Champions

A commemorative hand painted wooden shoe will be given to the overall male and female 5K Champions. Overall winners also receive a pair of running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports Des Moines. ($135 value)

Master’s Division Champions

Participants 40 and over will compete for a wooden shoe award which will be granted to the over 40 winner in both a male and female category.  Male and female winners will also receive a pair of New Balance 860 Running Shoes from Brown’s Shoe Fit in Pella, Iowa.


First, second and third place medals will be awarded in each of the following age groups for both male and female participants.

16 Different Age Groups
10 and under 17–19 30–34 45–49 60–64
11–13 20–24 35–39 50–54 65–69
14–16 25–29 40–44  55–59 70–79

2017 Race Results

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If you still have questions call Julie at the Crossroads office
(641) 628-1212 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM OR email the office at info@crossroadspella.org. This year's registration form is available online.


From Des Moines— Highway 163 East to Exit 40, then east on Washington to downtown.

From Oskaloosa—Take first Pella exit, continue west into Pella. Road turns north on Main Street and goes to the downtown square.

Interstate 80—Exit 173 South, follow signs to Pella and you will be coming in on Main Street from the north.