DMACC Hosts Inaugural “In My Boots” 5K

Posted on 03 April 2014 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—This weekend will mark the 2nd Annual Toreador Trot for the Boone Middle School.  The Toreador Trot is held in conjunction with the Annual Celebrate Families event at the Boone Middle School.  In two more weeks, there will be another run in Boone, planned by members of the DMACC community. 

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Boone Campus is hosting their first “In My Boots” 5K run, walk or ruck-march on Saturday, April 19 starting at 9 a.m. in McHose Park in Boone.

Register prior to April 7 and pay an entry fee of $25. The entry fee is $30 per person until the day of the event. An entry fee for a four person ruck team is $80. This option is only for military personnel and veterans. This event is open to all ages and abilities. Parking and shuttle services to and from the event will be available at the Boone Campus.

Prizes will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in various categories for the 5K run or walk and one team will win from the ruck-march. These prizes include:

  • T-shirts for those who register by April 7
  • Goodie bags
  • Awards for overall male and female winners
  • Medals for winners in age categories

State-wide bragging rights and an award will go to the first four-person ruck-march team to cross the finish line. Each ruck will be packed with non-perishable food items and clothing to be donated to the local homeless shelters in Iowa.

“Our goal was to be able to offer one small way for members of the DMACC community to show their support for the women and men who serve so courageously and unselfishly in the U.S. military,” said Julie Roosa, Professor of Journalism, Law and Honors at DMACC Boone Campus. “Many of our students are members of the military, and DMACC has many support services available.”

The “In My Boots” 5K run, walk, or ruck-march will celebrate military veterans and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

To register for this event, visit, or if you would like to donate to the Wounded Warrior project, visit




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