Run, Corridor, Run!

Whether you’re looking for help getting started or want to improve your personal record, Corridor Running is here to help!

There are a so many reasons to get out and run. It helps you stay healthy. It reduces stress. And, let’s face it, the running lifestyle rocks! Whether you’re brand new to running, training for your first 5K, or a veteran marathoner, the Corridor Running club is here to motivate you and connect you to other local runners. Things to know about us:

  • We’re a non-profit running club serving Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the surrounding areas. We are a member of USATF and the Road Runners Club of America.
  • We sponsor races of various distances throughout the year, the biggest and most prestigious being the Fifth Season Races, featuring the Health Solutions 8K race.
  • We hold multiple group runs per week as well as volunteering and social events.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach; Corridor Running contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and families, supports local elite runners and partners with local charities to raise funds through running events.


Corridor Running was originally known as Cedar Valley Running Association, or simply CVRA. The organization came together in 1982 when a group of friends made it a habit to meet for regular group runs at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids. Some of the original members were C.J. Ong, Jr., Martin Smith, Peggy Kirby, Jim Shimek and Larry Fauchier

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