Keep Moving Forward RunMay 7, 2023


Run for our community!  Join us May 7 for a 5k, 10k, or half marathon to support our community and The Big O Foundation.

We’re honored to bring the first half-marathon to North Liberty, Iowa, to raise funds for the The Big O Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity. As a local business, Versa Fitness is on a mission to foster moments that bring our community together for the common good—and this is one of those moments. The Big O Foundation was created to honor the life of Owen Eugene Skelley (2006-2022), and it uses his story to spread mental health education, draw our community together, and support the welfare of local youth. The race proceeds will go to this great cause. 

There’s a race for all levels:  half marathon, 10k, and a run/walk 5k. All races begin and end at Liberty High School and wind through the city of North Liberty. This event is a timed race with all participants receiving a medal at the finish line. Plus, all races can be done virtually –so you can participate even if you’re not in North Liberty and also include your friends and family from across the country. 

This is truly a community event—the fitness businesses listed below are partnering with us to promote the race and promote mental health awareness. The I’m glad You Stayed Project is also helping promote this event. 

Race sponsors:  

Participating fitness partners:

  • NLXF North Liberty
  • Orangetheory Ames
  • Orangetheory Coralville
  • Orangetheory Cedar Rapids
  • Practical Wellness Coach@barre3iowacity
  • HOTWORX Coralville]
  • North Dodge Athletic Club
  • 9 Round Coralville
  • HOTWORX Coralville
  • Re.Vibe Fitness Hub
  • Thrive Gym
  • Performance Health & Fitness
  • The Empire-Fitness & Nutrition
  • Hothouse Yoga
  • CrossFit Philia
  • King & Queen Nutrition 

All proceeds from the Keep Moving Forward run will go directly to the Big O Foundation to help them support their mission.