5K Grow & Go and Kids Race


5K Grow & Go Success

The IAA Foundation hosted the 9th Annual 5K Grow and Go race on Saturday, September 14. Money raised supports Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC). The goal of the event is to promote Ag literacy while celebrating learning, health, and wellness.

It was another successful year for the race, raising over $20,000 to support Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC). The event was held at IAA Headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois, home of Illinois Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Financial, and GROWMARK.

After the race, participants were invited for an indoor open house, complimentary hot breakfast and awards ceremony. The coveted tractor trophies continue to be a hit with the hand-painted corn cob accents, thanks to our long-time supporter and former Illinois Farm Bureau employee, Ted Masters. The awards were presented to presented to top finishers. (see picture for overall female winner, Kim Redd & overall male winner, Chris Stroisch) Families were also able to participate in the IAITC interactive learning stations and decorated a foam pumpkin thanks to the IAA Credit Union.

Be sure to check out photos from the day on the Foundation Facebook page and on Flickr! You can also view race results here.


Thank you to our Sponsors!