The 2021 Battle of the Burbs took place on August 7 at the NCMIC headquarters in Clive. The event featured a 5K Run/Walk, a 10K Run, a Kids Run and other activities including face-painting, balloon animals, food trucks, beer, and an obstacle course for the kids.
The goal of the event was to raise funds to support the community and betterment foundations of Clive, Waukee, West Des Moines, Urbandale, and Johnston. The event was underwritten by NCMIC with all proceeds from sponsorships and registration fees to be divided among those five suburbs.
Over 500 runners registered and over $58,000 was raised!
Also, the suburb with the most registered participants could win the BoB Championship Belt currently held by Clive. The city of West Des Moines had the most registrants and won the right to wear the Championship Belt for the next year. That is until Clive, who finished a close second, takes it away in 2022.
Thanks to all of our sponsors who contributed and all those who ran, walked, and supported this event and Team Clive Alive. Every dollar raised will go to worthy causes in the participating suburbs.
The 2022 BoB will be held on August 6 so be sure to put that date on your calendars!
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