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May 1, 2013

Klompen Classic set for tonight

Pella — The Tulip Time Klompen Classic consists of a 5K road race and a 5K walk through the streets of Pella. A short kids fun run is also included. The event occurs annually on the Wednesday evening before the beginning of the Tulip Festival in Pella.

Proceeds from the Klompen Classic benefit Crossroads of Pella. All of the money raised stays in our community and helps local families. Crossroads is a local non-profit agency where free counseling is the trademark.

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 April 29). 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. Race numbers, participation ribbons, and refreshments will be provided at the finish. Registation for the Kids' Classic is not necessary, but when they arrive on May 1, all parents will be required to sign aPARENTAL RELEASE before their child can run!Show up at the start area and run when your age group is called. Youth t-shirts cost $10. 


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

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.

More information can be found here

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