Raising Money to benefit organizations that assist in caring for and providing resources to sick infants and families who have lost infants in and around Central Iowa

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8th  Annual John’s Baby Steps 5K Run & Memory Walk

Helping prevent infant & young child loss one baby step at a time…

***It’s cloudy ? and 65 degrees. Looks like we may get be joined by a little rain ?. But that won’t stop us for enjoying this morning at the 8th John’s Baby Steps! Can’t wait to see everyone!


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Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Angel Presentation: 8:15am
Shot Gun Start: 8:30 am
Location: Kinnick-Feller Riverside Park , Adel, IA


Early Registration: $30.00 by September 10, 2017 (includes t-shirt)
After Sept 15h: $30.00 (t-shirts while last)
Packet Pick-Up: Adel Public Library Thur. Oct. 5th, 10AM-7 PM  & Fri. Oct. 6th, 10 AM to 5PM
Race Day: Kinnick-Feller Park   Packet Pick-Up & Registration  7:00 AM to 8:15 AM
**we ask that everyone be checked in & ready by 8:15 out of respect for the families during Angel Presentation, Thank You in advance**
Ages 12 & under = Free admission (unless want chipped time for 5K Route)



  • Chip Timing for 5K Route
  • 1 Mile Memory Walk
  • Memory Balloon Release
  • CASH Gender & Age Awards: 19 & under, 20-40 & 41+
  • Prizes & Food
  • Kids Fun Run for 12 & under at 9:45am/immediately following 5K finishing
  • Face Painting, Kids Craft, Firetruck, Games
  • Angel Story Boards

 ***BACK THIS YEAR–The team that has the most pre-registered participants by October 3, 2017 will win food for a Party for 25 ***

Angels that will be Honored at event:

John Donald Gomke
Gavin Lee Sievers -2017 Honorary Angel
Charleston Diane Faye Morlan – 2017 Honorary Angel
Blake Monroe Frettim
Mason Cass Nemmers
Peyton Rae Wright
William Martens
Jaxton Daniel Plathe
Parker James Miller
Paul Arthor Hildman
Alyssa Lorraine Kuenon
Logan Dale Hiatt
Sam Alekos Kazos
Jaiden  John Drake
Zachary Michael Van Pelt
Avery Corbett
Kya Emma Airhart-Clark

Baby Bean

Defibrillators Donated To-Date:

Adel-De Soto-Minburn (7)
Nodaway Valley (3)
Guthrie Center-ACGC (3)
Panorama (3)
Van Meter (1)
Winterset (1)
Dallas Center Grimes (3)
Woodward-Granger (2)
West Central Valley (2)
North High School (1)
Roosevelt High School (1)
Lincoln High School (1)

Leading Sponsors: 


Kiwanis-LogoAdel Kiwanis
P.O. Box 161
Adel, IA 50003



G.Rafics Inc. - SponsorG.Rafic
609 Court St.
Adel, IA 50003


AAdel Family Dentistry 202x102del Family Dentistry
1202 Greene St
Adel, IA 50003


1st Call Bail Bonds
118 Nile Kinnick Dr N
Adel, IA 50003

(515) 993-4773


Jogging Sponsors:

Adel Health Mart
113 North 9th St., Adel, IA 50003
Dowd Drug HealthMart
307 State St., Guthrie Center, IA


Luellen Chiropractic
608 Greene St. Ste C
Adel, IA 50003


Adel Fareway
804 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, IA 50003

(515) 993-3660


Walking Sponsors:

The Car Store – 510 Nile Kinnick Dr. N, Adel, IA 50003


In-Kind Sponsorships:

Adel Public Library

Culligan Adel

Ida Gregory


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