Just Go Faster welcomes runners to take a 10-mile run through Waukee in the second year of The Waukee Ten. The race route boasts 10 beautiful miles of fast flats, challenging climbs, cheering neighbors and a triumphant finish at the Waukee Stadium. For runners preparing for a half marathon distance, this race is a great test.


“Last year’s inaugural run was a great success,” said Waukee Mayor Bill Peard. “We hope the event will grow more and more each year. It really takes runners on a scenic tour of Waukee. The route takes you through parts of the City many people have never visited before.”


Waukee plays host to the event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 a.m. It is open to anyone willing to conquer the distance.


The headlining 10-mile distance takes runners through the 10 most beautiful miles of Waukee, including the historic Downtown Triangle. Participants can expect a safe, certified course with plenty of aid stations and course support, entertainment to keep up the motivation, and a medal which can be proudly worn post-race.


Additional perks include a long sleeve technical shirt, and a great post-race experience to help jump start recovery.


“This event has a really special energy to it,” said Waukee Parks & Recreation Director Matt Jermier. “The race starts and finishes inside of Waukee Stadium on the purple track, which is a fun experience for runners. The varied terrain of the course also presents fun challenges for those looking to improve fitness or achieve certain running goals.”


Registration is now open at www.WaukeeTen.com. Fees range from $25-60. Use password “Hometown5” to save $5. More details are available at the website as well.