Events this weekend can take you through some local fairgrounds or through a bustling, hilly neighborhood.
The Westfair Barnyard 5K and The Indie are both Sunday.
Take a run through the fairgrounds in Council Bluffs.
The Westfair Barnyard 5K, in its fourth year, is Sunday.
In addition to the 5K, the race also offers a 1-mile “Little Farmer” run for racers 12 and under. Routes take runners through the fairgrounds at Westfair, 22984 Highway 6 in Council Bluffs.
The event draws people who wouldn’t typically attend Westfair, said race coordinator Kerrie Denning.
“It brings people out from Council Bluffs and Omaha that maybe don’t know about our fair,” Denning said. “It adds something extra for someone who’s maybe not into livestock, but they are into running. They get to experience something new with something they enjoy.”
Race-day registration is available for $35 for the 5K. “Little Farmer” is $15. For more information, search “Westfair Barnyard 5K” on Facebook.com.
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Celebrate Benson Days with a race through the Omaha neighborhood.
The Indie, hosted by the Benson Neighborhood Association, will offer 5K and 10K routes through Benson on Sunday. The race — which spans what organizers dub the “Benson Alps” — starts and ends at 1912, near 62nd and Maple Streets.
Overall male and female winners will nab personalized gold records for the feat. All finishers will be met with birthday cake to celebrate the race’s five-year history, and can keep the party going on the rooftop deck at 1912.
Online registration is closed. In-person registration is cash only and is available:
- Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1912, 6201 Maple St.
- Saturday at the 1912 booth during Benson Days
- Race day from 7 to 7:30 a.m.
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