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Run, Walk, Dance, Crawfish

July 15th, 2023

About Accel Crawfish Crawl

Why Crawfish?

Random right?! We are bringing something different to the Cedar Valley and are excited to host the first annual Accel Crawfish Crawl this summer in downtown Cedar Falls! This will be a family-friendly event, with a festival and big celebration feel. With a riverside 5k run/walk, a delicious meal, and a live band, The Accel Crawfish Crawl is the perfect summer event! Whether you want to walk, run, race, jog, or even crawl the 5k, this event is for you!

Accel Crawfish Crawl

Let’s get crackin!

This 5k is for all! If you want to walk, run, race, jog, or even crawl it, you sure can at this 5k. We also will have a Shrimp Shuffle where kiddos can run or walk a 1-mile path. All races start behind the River Place Plaza stage on the trail. All trails will be marked accordingly to keep our participants safe!

July 15th, 2023

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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Schedule of Events

12:00 – 4:00 pm – Registration
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Shrimp Shuffle (Kids 1-Mile Race)
5:00 – 6:00 pm – 5k (Adult 3.1-Mile Race)
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Crawfish Boil
6:30 – 8:30 pm – Band & Celebration


The races will take place behind the River Place Plaza stage on the trail.


Coming soon!


Timing for the Shrimp Shuffle is not available.

Cut-Off Times:

  • 5:00 pm – Shrimp Shuffle
  • 6:00 pm – 5k

Race Swag

All participants will receive swag! This includes an official Accel Crawfish Crawl t-shirt, crawfish cup, and a bib for the crawfish boil.

Event Cancellation

If inclement weather occurs (i.e. heavy rain, lightning, etc.), we will postpone the races as necessary up until 5:30 pm. If at that time weather conditions still do not allow us to continue, the event will be canceled for participants safety.

Please check the Accel Crawfish Crawl Instagram page on race day for regular updates related to possible delays or cancellations.

Refund Policy

Unfortunately, registration is neither refundable nor transferable. We are so sorry!

Interested in Volunteering?

We need approximately 100 volunteers to host a fun and safe event, and we hope you will join us! There are different opportunities available, with varying times and responsibilities. More specific details about each role will be provided to volunteers one to two weeks prior to the event day. In addition, all volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and a delicious meal on the day of the event to show our appreciation!

Please contact us at if you are interested in volunteering!