Klompen Classic 5K


This is no tiptoe through the tulips!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015  in Pella, IA

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. Your participation supports Crossroads of Pella, which provides help and support to local families. Over 2,000 runners and walkers join in the fun.   **Don’t forget to watch yourself cross the finish line on YouTube!**


2015 Klompen Classic 5K Sponsors


Schedule of Events

4:30–6:45 PM

Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up for walkers and runners.
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 4). Race day registration takes place in the small tent next to it.

6:00 PM

Kid’s Classic—FREE Fun Run for ages 10 and under.
The kid’s race starts 2 blocks west of the Pella square on Franklin Street in the parking lot of Creation Station Preschool. 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 6, 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 5. Capture2015
T-Shirts GUARANTEED for those registered by April 23.

$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.

Pictures- Digital Galleria Designs of Pella will be taking photos along the race route. Pictures will be available by May 13th at http://digitalgalleriadesigns.com/ for $8.00 per sheet (1 8×10, 2 5×7, 4 4×6, or 8 wallets). For more information or to schedule a group picture, call Christy at 641-628-2408 or email to art@digitalgalleriadesigns.com.


Kid’s Classic is Free—If your child would like a 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 certificate from Fitness Sports Running Store in Des Moines for $200 for a pair of running shoes.

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 receive a certificate for a pair of 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. All Kid’s Classic Fun Run participants will receive a participation ribbon.

16 Different Age Groups
10 and under17–1930–3445–4960–64
14–1625–2940–44 55–5970–79


Race In:



The 2016 Registration Form will be available March 1, 2016!

Registration Form
(Print and Mail in)

— OR —

Online Registration
(+ $2.63 Fee)

Crossroads of Pella
c/o Klompen Classic 5K
712 Union Street
Pella, IA 50219

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Thankful to be able to act FAST for a need last week--
A man came saying he didn't have clothes to wear for his interview in 2 hours! We shopped for appropriate interview clothes, practiced interview questions, and parted with encouragement and a blessing. What an honor! www.crossroadspella.org
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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.