HawkWatch 5K Virtual Run

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Join us for the 16th Annual HawkWatch 5K & do it your own way this year! Register online for this fun, virtual run then complete a 5K run (3.1 miles) anywhere you like. You can run a track, run in your own neighborhood, or head out to Hitchcock Nature Center to run our trails. Wherever you choose to run is fine with us! Complete your run & report your time by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th to complete your HawkWatch 5K challenge.

Online pre-registration is required to participate. Cost for this event is $20.00 per runner & will support the Hitchcock HawkWatch raptor monitoring program as well as other programs & improvements at Hitchcock Nature Center.  Runners of all ages are welcome to join in the fun! All runners submitting a final race time by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th will receive a commemorative patch & sticker to celebrate their success, you will also be entered into a drawing to win a free, two night stay in one of Hitchcock Nature Center’s cozy camping cabins.  You may complete your 5K anytime following your registration & completed run times must be submitted by email to chad.kunze@pottcounty-ia.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th for you to receive your commemorative patch & sticker.

Due to COVID-19 the format for this annual event has changed. We will not be offering a set race course at Hitchcock Nature Center, runners are responsible for picking their own course in the location of their choice & logging their distance & time for submission by email. All race times are submitted on the honor system & there will be no prizes for age & gender divisions. All racers receive the same commemorative prizes & are entered into the random drawing for a two night camping cabin stay. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

Cancellation Policy
Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by PCC due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.

Runners who do not submit a completed race time by email before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th will not recieve a race completion prize, be entered into our grand prize drawing or be elibible for a refund.

2020 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.


The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

To Register

Register Online

Please call 712-545-3283 for more information.


HawkWatch 5K Virtual Run


Saturday, October 17, 2020
5:00 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Chad Kunze, Park Ranger chad.kunze@pottcounty-ia.gov
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Adults - $20.00

Children - $20.00


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