Posts With Keyword ‘Julie Johnson’

“Klompen Classic” Road Race Tonight in Pella

Posted: Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 5:55 am

Around 2000 runners and walkers will take to the streets of Pella this evening for the inaugural Klompen Classic 5k as the unofficial kick off to the Tulip Time festival. This is the 18th year the event is being held, which has grown from a small, community race to a record 2,040 participants last year.

The race is organized as a fundraiser by the Crossroads of Pella organization, and program administrator Julie Johnson says the family-friendly race sees a wide variety of entrants.

“Last year we had participants come from about 22 different states; although a great majority is local,” says Johnson. “There are all different ages of people that are signed up to run. The youngest that I have is six years old, and then we also have an eighty-four-year-old [participating]. My favorite thing to see is when we have three our four generations of family members running together.”

Those who have already registered for today’s event can pick up their race packets from 4:30 to 6:45 pm if they have not already done so, with race-day registration taking place during the same time.

The Klompen Classic 5k Run and Walk begins at 7:00 p.m. this evening in downtown Pella. An awards ceremony will be held on the Tulip Toren at 8:00 p.m.

New Registration Rules For The Klompen Classic Discussed On Let’s Talk Pella

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Julie Johnson, race coordinator for the Klompen Classic talks about some registration changes for the Kid’s Classic and how the race benefits the Crossroads of Pella.

One Week Countdown to Klompen Classic

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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The 16th Annual Klompen Classic 5k road race and walk is just a week away, but there is still plenty of time to register for the popular event.

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Early Registration Suggested for Klompen Classic 5k

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Area residents planning to take part in the Klompen Classic in Pella next month need to register by this Thursday to guarantee themselves a t-shirt for the event.

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Time Remains to “Adopt-a-Family” in Pella

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 6:25 am

There is still time left for area residents to help make this Christmas extra special for some less fortunate families in the Pella Community.

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