• Tue October 16 2012
  • Posted Oct 16, 2012


Run Like A Girl!
Friday, October 19, 2012, Des Moines, IA
1K Public Fundraising Event to help support diabetes camperships for underserved Iowa diabetic youth in 2013 to help them attend Camp Hertko Hollow, Iowa’s camp for kids with diabetes.


Run Like A Girl organization is hosting their exciting 6th annual fun(d), 1K run(.625 miles) to help raise diabetes campership funds for Camp HertkoHollow. The Race Day event begins with Happy Hour: 3:30PM to race time at Mullets restaurant and bar, 1300 SE 1stSt., DM.

Warm-ups: 6:30PM. Race starts: 7:00PM and concludes at the High Life Lounge, 200 SW 2nd St. Drink specialsand prizes following the race! Entry Fee of $40 includes prize drawing. Live music at the race finish are being performed by bands: Nothing Special and The Rich Webster Band. Parking is available at Principal Park. PLEASE use this option as it will alleviate parking issues for the regular patron business at both establishments.


Run Like a Girl 1K (.625) is the LARGEST 1K road race in the Midwest! It was started by a group of friends to raise money for various charities in the Des Moines area and have a fun time doing it! Local Sponsors for this event include Des Moines Marathon, High Life Lounge, elBait Shop, Mullets, Iowa Beverage Systems, Best Portable Toilets, Goals in Motion, McLaughlin International.


Register to participate at Check Run Like A Girl on Facebook for more event information.

Race Day Packet Pick-Up

Thursday,October 18th, 2012 from 4:00pm-7:00PM at El Bait Shop, 200 SW 2ndSt., DM.
Direct questions and to VOLUNTEER - email or

Camp Hertko Hollow’s Mission

To provide an educational and recreational camping program in a residential camp setting for Iowa’s youth between theages of 6-18 who have diabetes. To promote diabetes management skills to gain independence and apositive attitude for controlling the disease.

The camp has two one-week summer sessions. The last week in June is TeenWeek ages 13-18,the first week in July is Kids Week ages6-12. Camp Hertko Hollow’s summer camp sessions are held at the Des Moines YMCA Camp site along the Des Moines River, north of Boone,Iowa. We also offer each April our annual Family Diabetes Education Weekend.

Camp Hertko Hollow was founded in1968 with 37 campers. Now more than 370 campers attend each summer. Over 14,000 diabetic youth have attended our camp in 45 years of service. In addition over 120 healthcare staff volunteer their time during the summer camp sessions to provide diabetes education, regulation and safety for the campers. Campers live in cabins and establish life-long friendships with other campers experiencing the same challenges of living with diabetes.

Camp Hertko Hollow is not affiliated with any other diabetes organization. Visit Camp Hertko Hollow’s website; for camper and staff registration, financial support through donor contributions, fundraising activity opportunities, volunteer information and much more. Until there’s a cure for diabetes, there’s Camp Hertko Hollow!

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