- $89 for entry to the 5K Sleepy Hollow Mud Run on Saturday, May 24, and the 5K Sleepy Hollow Beer Run on Saturday, August 23, plus two souvenir t-shirts ($190 value)<p>
One May 23, the 5K Mud Run presents runners with a challenging series of hills, mud pits, and other obstacles, building to a finish on the course’s 350-foot slip-and-slide. Proceeds from the race benefit the American Lung Association.<p>
The Beer Run in August combines a 5K and a party, sending runners to a series of 20 stations where they participate in different beer-themed challenges. Proceeds from this race benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.<p>
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park sprawls over 80 acres of fields and slopes buzzing with a variety of year-round activities, from go-karts and bumper boats to downhill sledding. The team puts together two 5K races throughout the year: the Mud Run and Beer Run. During these meticulously constructed events, Sleepy Hollow will pit runners against manmade obstacles and natural obstacles.
Being an Iowa-based company, Sleepy Hollow supports more than 300 groups annually, providing funding for causes ranging from local schools to cancer research. The park also serves as the permanent residence of the annual Des Moines Renaissance Faire and Haunted Scream Park.