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The Kevin Dill 5K and Fun Run

Saturday, October 8

TechWorks Campus in Downtown Waterloo
360 Westfield Ave

A Run To Remember is a fundraising 5k and Fun Run in honor of former Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs Commission Executive Director Kevin Dill. The money raised will be donated to Dementia Friendly Cedar Valley, Lewy Body Dementia Association, and Waterloo's Veterans Way.

Main Street Waterloo is partnering with Rotary Club of the Cedar Valley to host this first annual event. 

A Run to Remember: The Kevin Dill 5K and Fun Run

This event will benefit these organization and Waterloo's Veterans Way Project.

All are invited to participate in the event, with an option to compete in the competitive timed run.  More run and event details will be shared soon.

As Kevin Dill has become an avid Sasquatch hunter, the run has taken on a yeti theme.

The Run

Day of registration and run check in will begin at 9am on Saturday, October 8.

Both the timed 5k and 1 mile Fun Run will start at 10am.

Registration is $35 and you will receive a commemorative t-shirt


Never The Less

will take the stage at 9am to welcome everyone to the event.

Enjoy high energy 80's pop, rock, and dance music to get pumped up for the run.

After the run, join us for more music, food vendors, a beer garden, raffle drawings, and a special program emceed by Tara Gettman

Special Appearance by Jay Allen

Jay will be walking with Kevin on the Fun Run Route, and will take the stage about 12:00 for a special performance. An Iowa native, Jay has a connection to our community, the Dill's and the cause.  After seeing his mother suffer from Alzheimer's, Allen wrote "Blank Stares" and a video of one of his performances went viral. Jay is currently a contestant on NBC's The Voice

The Event

A goal of $30,000 has been set to help support
Dementia Friendly Cedar Valley,
Lewy Body Dementia Association, and Waterloo's Veterans Way Project

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Big Foot Sponsor:

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Sasquatch Sponsor:

Event Sponsor:

Combat Vets Motorcycle Association (CVMA)
Hagerty Waychoff Grarup Funeral Services

Lincoln Savings Bank



Yeti Sponsor:

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Finish Line Sponsor:

Clark & Associates
Cognitive Neurology Faculty - University of Iowa
Combat Vets Motorcycle Association (CVMA)
The Locke Family

Mile Marker Sponsor:

Alice & Chuck Shirey

Better Health Chiropractic
Steve Hubbard State Farm Insurance

Ted's Home & Hardware
Tim & Debbie Gehreke

Water Station Sponsor:

Cedar Valley Hospice

Connorridge Farms

Ted's Home & Hardware


93.5 The Mix



Culligan Water

Nichols Home Improvement

UAW 838

VGM Community Giving


The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers and promoting scientific advances. The Association’s purposes are charitable, educational, and scientific.

Dementia Friendly Cedar Valley (DFCV) exists to promote change and education in the community to create a more informed, safe, and respectful place for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Formerly Dementia Friendly Waterloo, initial action team meetings launched in 2019. The DFCV initiative now covers 6 counties in Northeast Iowa: Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, and Grundy. Progress in the Cedar Valley is driven by the action team of volunteers from across sectors as well as people living with dementia and past and current caregivers. One of the main priorities of the movement is community awareness and education, specifically through their Dementia Friendly Business/Organization training and recognition program.


Waterloo's Veterans Way is a place-based art and history walk along 4th Street in Downtown Waterloo. The design concept includes multiple civic destination projects and a connecting walk, with thematic elements honoring Waterloo’s rich history of military service. Additional physical and pedestrian improvements will enhance safety, connectivity, and walkability. 

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