The Run the Ripple 5K is Millhiser Smith Foundation’s signature event. It signifies our encouragement of others to be one of the pebbles that creates a ripple of support and hope to people in the community who need it most.

Each year, proceeds from this run/walk benefit a local family facing financial or other life-changing challenges. We ensure event proceeds go to a significant cause by nominating and selecting eastern Iowa families that need our help the most. Proceeds also go to the Foundation fund to support additional needs in our community.

2018 Run the Ripple 5K | Thursday, May 31, 2018

6:15 PM | Squaw Creek Park (Red Cedar Lodge), Marion, IA

Runners, walkers, strollers and pets are welcome!  CASH Prizes for overall men and women (1st, 2nd and 3rd).  This year’s event includes a 100 yard PEBBLE DASH for kids 10 & under beginning at 6:15 PM.

For additional information, contact The Accel Group at 319.365.8611

Proceeds from the 2018 event will benefit the Harkey Family. Photo right: Evan Lucas Harkey

2017 Run the Ripple 5K

Meet Paisley Skye Charlier, who is the recipient for our 2017 race.

Thank you to all our runners, walkers, sponsors and volunteers for making the 2017 Run the Ripple happen!


 Thank You Sponsors!

West Bend






Run the Ripple Results & Photos

View photos from the 2017 event and past 5Ks on our Facebook page or check out the results from the 2017 Run the Ripple 5K!

The 2018 Run the Ripple will be on Thursday, May 31st!