Klompen Classic 5K


This is no tiptoe through the tulips!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016  in Pella, IA

The Klompen Classic 5K  is renowned in Iowa as one of the first great spring races and has become a celebrated event.  The Klompen Classic 5K is a race with a purpose.  Revenues support the many programs of Crossroads where hope and help are offered to thousands of people in our community who need a place to turn.  The route begins and ends on Pella’s quaint town square with the 5K race route and makes its way through the Dutch community showcasing windmills, hundreds of varieties of tulips and Dutch food vendors. In 2015 2,400 runners and walkers join in the fun.

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP: Monday, May 2 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

4:30–6:45 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 2 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 407 Franklin Street in the parking lot of Trinity Church.  This fun race will finish at The Klookenspel (Dutch clock) located at 625
Franklin. 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 4, all parents will be required to sign a PARENTAL RELEASE before their child can run! Show up at the start area 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 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 3. 2016-klompen-logo-square
T-Shirts GUARANTEED for those registered by April 21.

$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 youth t-shirt, fill out the Kids’ Classic t-shirt order form

Race Course:

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


Overall Champions

A commemorative hand painted wooden shoe will be given to the overall male and female 5K Champions. Overall winners also receive a $100 certificate for running shoes from Fitness Sports Running Store in Des Moines, IA. This year we are also offering a cash prize of an additional $100.

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 also receive a certificate for a pair of New Balance running shoes from Brown’s Shoe Fit in Pella, IA.


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 under17–1930–3445–4960–64
14–1625–2940–44 55–5970–79

Race In:


2016 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.