Good runs that have the potential to be great. USATF Certified, pancake flat, lightning fast, 1.5 mile loop at Two Rivers State Recreation Area. It started in 2012 as the Valley Forge Fitness Series at the YMCA, moved to Two Rivers the following year.
We’ve variously contested the Rust Buster 5K, Halley’s Comet 8K/10K, Dalton Gang 5K, Full Wolf Moon 5K, and Valentine’s Day 5K/10K.
Free entries always offered to the kids at Millard West and PLVS and DC West and Fremont and Club 402.
The Rust Buster always the first Saturday of the year, it tends to be the fastest. The Full Wolf Moon a couple weeks later. Rust Buster 5K – Waterloo, NE 2022 | ACTIVE
Full Wolf Moon 5K – Waterloo, NE 2022 | ACTIVE
Two Rivers Valentine’s Day 5K – Waterloo, NE 2022 | ACTIVE
The Valentine’s Day 5K is the finale each year. Year one was originally dubbed “The Two Rivers Twosome” that provided for tethered couples to compete, there was also a centipede option. The first two years the race was sponsored by Victoria’s Secret with (in)appropriate costuming. In the third year the run shifted to a more family friendly uniform of the day. Wine, chocolates, and roses to all finishers remain a hallmark of the event.
Linda’s handmade participation awards. Hot chocolate, with a splash if requested, homemade baked goodies. Local, mom and pop, athlete centered.
We really enjoy hosting the runners. Sometimes 5 or 10, sometimes over 100. Always fun. Thanks to everyone for joining us again this year, not for the last time, GIDDYUP!
Winter Fitness Series top times:
Nolan Zimmer- 15:02, 2019 Rust Buster
Grant Wintheiser- 15:06** en route to 24:12 at 2016 Halley’s Comet 8K
Johnny Rutford- 15:15, 2016 Valentine’s Day 5K
John Cleary- 15:25, 2019 Rust Buster
Tim Meyer- 15:26, 2019 Rust Buster
Cole Marolf- 15:32. 2019 Rust Buster
Nolan Border- 15:34, 2019 Rust Buster
Cory Logsdon- 15:38, 2017 Full Wolf Moon
Colin Morrissey- 15:41, 2016 Valentine’s Day 5K
Tim Meyer- 15:41, 2017 Full Wolf Moon
Jay Welp- 15:54, 2017 Full Wolf Moon
Ross Lorber- 15:56, 2017 Full Wolf Moon
Eliabeth Starbuck- 17:54, 2018 Full Wolf Moon 5K
Nicole Norris- 19:51, 2017 Dalton Gang 5K
Grant Wintheiser- 24:12, 2016 Full Wolf Moon 8K
Luka Thor- 33:06, 2013 Valentine’s Day 10K
Cory Logsdon- 33:42, 2016 Valentine’s Day 10K
Jay Welp- 34:20, 2018 Halley’s Comet 10K
Stacy Shaw- 40:38, 2013 Valentine’s Day 10K
Nicole Norris, 40:49, 2017 Valentine’s Day 10K