Special Events


2017 Run the Bases 5K

2017 Race Results

Registration materials should be picked up at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex on Thursday or Friday August 11th and 12th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., or from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on August 13th.  The Kids Fun Run will start and finish in front of the SportsPlex. The 5k will start near the Dupaco Community Credit Union on Jefferson just west of the SportsPlex and finish right in front of the SportsPlex.

All proceeds benefit Build Our Ballpark, a local nonprofit committed to providing the assistance and rallying the support needed to build new ballparks and/or improve existing ballparks to ensure kids have a quality place to play.

This one-of-a-kind event, hosted by the Cedar Valley SportsPlex, will include Race Day activities for athletes of all ages and abilities.

The Kids Fun Run will be about 1 mile long – families are welcome to join as well. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m., and all participants will receive a certificate of completion.

The 5K race will take off at 8:30 a.m. Runners will enjoy a scenic route through River Plaza Amphitheater.

5K prizes are as follows:

  • 1st place overall male and female will receive a gift card from the Runners Flat.
  • 2nd place overall male and female will receive a free month membership at the SportsPlex.
  • 3rd place overall male and female will receive a gift card.
  • The top three males and females in the age groups below will receive medals.
    15 & under
  • All Fun Run participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Those who register by July 25 are guaranteed a Run the Bases 5K T-shirt!

Date Kids Fun Run 5K
Now – July 25
(includes free T-shirt!)
$15 $25
July 26 – Race Day
(T-shirt not guaranteed)
$15 $30

In addition to the races, there will be vendors on-site with food, drinks, giveaways, raffles and more! Plus, kids can play on the indoor turf and playground!

The bases are loaded … now let’s hit a grand slam!


  • Hellman
  • American Infrastructure MLP Funds
  • Bob & Betty Hellman
  • The Weis Family
  • The Mahon Family
ALL STAR ($250–500)
  • The Runners Flat
  • US Bank
  • Total Nutrition
  • Crossroads Hy-Vee
  • SingleSpeed Brewing
  • Palmer’s Family Fun
  • VGM
  • Dr. Anthony D. Bailey & Dr. Brad D. Boyle
MVP ($100­­–250)
  • Bowers Masonry Inc
  • Europa Cycle and Ski
  • Invision
  • Scheels
  • Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
  • Peekaboo!

Coaches of the Year

Coaches of the Year

The everyday heroes of baseball and softball were honored on August 7, 2017, at the seventh annual Coaches of the Year award ceremony. Throughout the season, players nominate the coaches they look up to for this award. Coaches have a direct and significant impact on the lives of their players, and this impact really shows in the reasoning behind each nomination.

While many coaches were nominated over the 2017 baseball and softball season, this year eight coaches were recognized for their leadership and contributions to their players’ lives.

Assistant Coach of the Year: Josh Goings
Breakout Coach of the Year: Jeff Mracek
AA Baseball Coach of the Year: Jenny Ibendahl
AA Softball Coaches of the Year: Mike Landers
AAA Baseball Coach of the Year: Mike Massina
AAA Softball Coach of the Year: Kelley Jacobs
Major League Baseball Coach of the Year: Allen Alcorn
Major League Softball Coach of the Year: Jeremy Magley

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all coaches who set aside their time to lead our youth in America’s greatest pastime. We’re looking forward to the 2018 season!