36th Annual Run for the Roses – More Information Coming Soon!
2021 Run For The Roses Recap
The Iowa State Hansen Agriculture Center was the site for the 35th consecutive Run For The Roses October 17. This 5K Run/Walk, Kids Run, 10K Run which also featured an Omelet Breakfast with all the trimmings for participants and public, custom medals to top three finishers in 5-year ages 10-90 years, a red rose to each finisher, door prize and silent auction opportunities for all breakfast attendees. More than 600 attended.
All proceeds are donated to Arthritis Research Grants, the philanthropy for ISU’s Alpha Omicron Pi sorority who have partnered with the Ames Area Running Club for 35 years in presenting this Ames Fall Tradition. $344,000 has been contributed in the previous 34 years, and this year’s proceeds after expenses, (much of which is covered by many Ames area businesses, organizations and individuals) will add to this total.
35th Run for the Roses 5 Kilometer
- Nathan Limas, Roland, 17:41
- Ahmed Aldamak, Ames, 18:17
- David Uselman, Ames, 18:38
UNDER 14: Caleb Boles, Des Moines, 22:45
4-19: Limas, 17:41
20-24: Uselman, 18:38
25-29: Sergei Lohafor, Ames, 23:36
30-34: Frank Klassen, Mitchellville, 23:27
35-39: Greg Cregeen, Colo, 21:36
40-44: Benjamin Ueland, Ames, 22:22
45-49: Shawn Kleckner, Boone, 23:38
50-54: Marc Peterson, Ames, 18:48
55-59: John Bannantine, Ames, 22:05
60-64 : Steve Feld, Marshalltown, 23:53
65-69: John Curtin, Des Moines, 28:12
70-74: Joel Beane, Marshalltown, 31:33
75-79 : Donald Heuss, Ames, 56:37
80-84: Frank Maly, Ames, 53:47.
- Jodi Smith, Ames, 19:40
- Katie Fukushima, Ames, 21:00
- Julie Grove, Ellsworth, 24:12.
UNDER 14: Bryana Morgan, Boone, 31:38
14-19: Sarah Feddersen, Ames, 27:53
20-24: Fukushima, 21:00
25-29: Olivia Meyer, Ames, 29:04
30-34: Misty Bierwagen, Boone, 25:45
35-39: Jessica Morgan, Boone, 25:34
40-44: Smith, 19:40
45-49: Grove, 24:12
50-54: Julie Feddersen, Ames, 30:13
55-59: Susan Fritzell, Ames, 25:52
60-64: Kathleen Mullin, Ames, 27:39
65-69: Ann Hegstrom, De Soto, 30:56
70-74: Rita Frederick, Marshalltown, 45:00
75-79: Judith Trumpy, Ames, 54:35.
35th Run for the Roses 10 Kilometer
- Ian Hunter, Ames, 39:50
- Thomas Lehmkuhl, Ames, 40:29
- David Uselman, Ames, 41:38
14-19: Lehmkuhl, 40:29
20-24: Hunter, 39:50
25-29: Keegan Haines, Ames, 1:03:18
30-34: Daniel Kohlhase, Ames, 49:53
35-39: Matthew Starks, West Liberty, 45:36
40-44: Mahdi Duris, Ames, 59:40
45-49: Jeremy Withers, Ames, 1:05:29
50-54: Gil Cason, Boerne, TX, 58:04
55-59: Richard Haines, Des Moines, 1:03:18
65-69: Joseph Haynes, Ames, 45:14
70-74: John Pleasants, Ames, 1:05:54
85-89: Jim Cornette, Ames, 47:27.
- Julie Sander, Ankeny, 44:23
- Angela Weiss, Madison, WI, 47:30
- Kieranne Nelms, Moore, OK, 48:16.
25-29: Rebecca Kropp, Ames, 50:54
30-34: Katherine Taylor, Ames, 1:01:08
35-39: Sander, 44:23
40-44: Weiss, 47:30
50-54: Ann Gansemer-Topf, Ames, 1:08:54
55-59: Robin Cason, Boerne, TX, 1:01:51
65-69: Kathleen Wendel, Ames, 51:53.
2020 Run For The Roses Recap
The 34th Annual Run For The Roses, inaugurated in 1987 as a collaboration of the Ames Area Running Club and Iowa State’s Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority to raise funds for AOPI’s philanthropy Arthritis Research Grants, raised $8,600 resulting from its 5K Run/Health Walk and 10K Run which was held “virtually” in October–and drew nearly 500 participants. Event organizers pictured, from the left: Ames Area Running Club’s Ron Skrdla, AOPI’s Sydney Wasteney and Amy Schraeder, AARC’s Don Muff, and AOPI’s Chapter/Philanthropy Adviser Eileen Muff.
Over $334,000 has been contributed to The National Arthritis Foundation since 1987. These grants fund research that will hopefully one day lead to a cure for arthritis. The Run For The Roses organizers wish to thank all who participated in the 34th year of this Ames Fall Tradition, as well as the sponsors whose support was invaluable. AOPI and AARC are looking forward to returning to our traditional event, the 35th Anniversary Run For The Roses, which will be held in early October 2021.
2019 Run For The Roses Recap
As a result of another successful Run For The Roses, Ames Area Running Club and Iowa State’s Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority recently presented a check for $21,000 to the AOPI’s Philanthropy, the National Arthritis Foundation.
The check presentation was done “virtually” with all AOPI members in attendance from their homes throughout Iowa and the United States.
Run For the Roses has raised a total of $326,000 for Arthritis Research in the past 33 years. Special thank you’s go to Morgan Cocagne and Lydia Frey, AOPI Philanthropy co-chairs for all their efforts to continue making Run For The Roses “An Ames Fall Tradition”.
Pictured, the AOPI Virtual Zoom Gang, Check presenters from Left Don Muff, Co-Director, Eileen Muff, AOPI Philanthropy Advisor, and Roman Lynch, Co-Director.