5K & Healthy Kids Day


Click HERE for the 5k's race results.


 The United Way of Mahaska County is holding its 5th Annual Live United 5K & YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 27th at the Penn Activity Center on the William Penn University campus.



This year’s event is all about promoting health in Mahaska County.  We’re partnering with the YMCA to give adults and children a fun and exciting day, all while promoting our healthy living initiatives.  Family day events will be held from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, and include numerous free kid-friendly activities such as crafts, balloon animals, games, inflatables, community booths, raffle prizes, and more. 

To pre-register for the 5K race, go to active.com and search LIVE UNITED or click HERE.

Pre-registration for the race is $25 and ends April 25th.  Race day registration for the 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:00 am.  Race day registration is $30.

There will again be free “fun run” races for children in separate age categories.  You can sign up for these races online or on the day of the event; however, participants in the fun run races will not receive a t-shirt. But there will be lots of other giveaways for kids.

The United Way of Mahaska County is still looking for volunteers to help support this fun event!  You can register to volunteer by contacting Program Coordinator Amy Langdon at 641-673-6043.  As always, the United Way is truly grateful for the support from our local business leaders, their employees and families.


Thank you to all our sponsors for their generous donations:

Boyle & Henderson, PC

Work Systems Rehab & Fitness


ITW Paslode

Cablevey Conveyors

MidWestOne Bank


Bank Iowa

Garland Van Arkel Langkamp Funeral Chapel

Mahaska Health Partnership

Mahaska Drug

Brown’s Shoe Fit


William Penn University

Musco Lighting