Trench Run 2021

7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston, IA 50131

Running > 10k

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Event Description

This is a challenging obstacle course hosted by the Iowa National Guard at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. The race begins on Sunday, August 15th, 2021 at 0730 and will be followed by refreshments an awards presentation, and a stellar performance by the Army Band!

Please join us for this physically and mentally challenging event that showcases the Iowa Army and Air National Guard at their finest!

Event details and schedule

This event is physically demanding and participants must be at least 14 years of age at the time of the event.

** Participants under the age of 18 must be registered by their parent or guardian. Minors under the age of 14 are not eligible to participate.


** Visitors will enter Camp Dodge through the main gate at 7105 NW 70th Ave., Johnston, IA. Photo identification (a driver's license or military ID card are acceptable) is required for admittance to Camp Dodge for individuals 16 years of age and older. **

** Note that ALL motorcyclists (drivers and passengers) on Camp Dodge are required by Department of Defense policy to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) consisting of helmet, eye protection (full-face shield or goggles or sunglasses), gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and over-the-ankle footwear while operating on Camp Dodge. Motorcyclists without the required PPE may park their motorcycles at the NW Beaver Drive gate turnaround and walk to the pool complex (approximately three blocks).**

Timeline of Events:

15 May 2021 - 10 August 2021

  • Participants Register Online
  • Online Registration will close on 10 August, but in person registration remain open until 60 minutes prior to the race.
  • T-Shirts must be picked up prior to race, day of race, or accommodations will need to be made for pickup on Camp Dodge.  T-SHIRTS WILL NOT BE MAILED OUT.  If T-shirts have not been picked up within 30 days of race - shirt will be donated.


 5:30 AM - 7:00 AM: Sign in / Race packet pickup - Camp Dodge, Pool Pavilion

  • 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM : Pre-race activities, National Anthem, Race Welcome
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM : Adventure race (Single start)
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM : Iowa National Guard Open House - Camp Dodge Pool Pavilion, Food Court
  • Approximately 10:00 AM: Race awards ceremony, followed by live music!

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