Kewash Trail Half Marathon 10k & 5k

Saturday, April 27, 2024 Washington, IA

Kewash Trail Half Marathon 10k & 5k

Celebrate the 10th annual Kewash Half Marathon, offering a perfect distance for every runner with a 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. The USATF certified race course, with Certification Code IA1005MF, unfolds along the scenic Kewash Nature Trail, a former railroad bed stretching nearly 14 miles between Keota and Washington.

Your journey on the Kewash Trail, set between West Chester and Washington, presents a picturesque mix of woodland and prairie, offering stunning views of the rolling countryside. Wildlife and wildflowers grace this natural corridor, with highlights including Willow Pond, Hayes Timber, and the iconic Crooked Creek Bridge—a visual treat for all participants.

Starting and finishing just off the town square, the out-and-back course is fast, non-technical, and embraces the trail’s gentle decline and incline, punctuated by flat areas. While not hilly, expect some short, small hills along the way, adding an element of excitement to your run.

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-timer, the Kewash Half Marathon promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of nature. Lace up your running shoes and join the celebration of a decade of running excellence on this beautiful trail.

Race Weather & Climate

Washington is located in the southeastern part of Iowa, serving as a city in Washington County. Positioned approximately 35 miles south of Iowa City, Washington is a community with a rich history and a blend of small-town charm and economic activity. As part of southeastern Iowa, it offers residents a tranquil setting while still being within a reasonable distance of larger urban centers for additional amenities and services.

On April 27th in Washington, anticipate an average high temperature of around 64°F and a low of approximately 42°F. Spring is in full swing, providing mild and comfortable days with cool nights. The weather reflects the blossoming season, and April typically sees an average rainfall of about 3 inches in Washington.

Kewash Trail Half Marathon Race Results

Kewash Trail Half Marathon Race Results

Kewash Trail Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Kewash Trail Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Kewash Trail Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $70.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $45.00 fee for the 10k.
  • There is a $35.00 fee for the 5k.

Kewash Trail Half Marathon Race Website

Kewash Trail Half Marathon Website

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