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Pete the Purple Bull is a program of QC United, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Photo showing Pete the Purple Bull in front of a graphic for the 2020 Humane Race

Pete the Purple Bull has made some changes for his 2020 annual 5K race to keep participants safe during the Covid Pandemic. Adults have a choice of participating in the 5K either in-person or virtually and kids can run a 1mile race virtually. The in-person race has a cap of 75 participants so register early! All in-person and virtual participants receive a cool t-shirt, face/Neck Scarf and more!


Run with the Bull 5K
Join Pere's 2020 Humane Race!

(Walkers and Runners of all levels are welcome.)

Funds from this event support Pete the Purple Bull's Bully Prevention Education Programs

In-Person Race:

Saturday, October 10th, 2020 9AM

Race Location: Riverdale City Hall 110 Manor Dr. Riverdale, IA
Online registrations only - due by 10/04 to guarantee a T-shirt

Medals for in-person 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Male and Female runners

Registration: $25 each for Adults (in-person & virtual)
$20 for kids (Virtual only)

Adults (In-person & Virtual 5K race):

  • All adult registrants (in-person and virtual) receive a race packet with a custom t-shirt and Neck/Face Scarf, and other goodies
  • Will be entered into a drawing for $100 if you send a picture when preparing for or running Pete’s Humane Race to: qcunited1@gmail.com (due by 10/23/20)

All KID registrations for a 1 mile race are virtual and include:

  • A t-shirt, Pete face/neck scarf, race bib, plus a participation medal.
  • All kids who send a picture of themselves preparing for or running the race (due 10/23/20) will be entered to win a stuffed Pete doll and a $50 Whitey's Ice Cream gift card.

ALL PARTICIPANTS (In-person, Virtual, Adults & Kids):

  • May pick up packets at Riverdale City Hall (110 Manor Dr. Riverdale, IA) from Tuesday to Friday, (10/6 to 10/9) between 10am to 4pm. Call in advance to verify the office is open (563-355-2511).
  • In-person participants may also pick up their packets at Riverdale City Hall the morning of the event (10/10/20), beginning at 7:30am.
  • All participants, when registering online, may also choose to have their packets mailed for an additional fee.
  • If the race is canceled due to weather or other unforeseen obstacles, the race becomes a virtual event for everyone. Packets will then continue to be available at Riverdale City Hall through October 16th, 10am to 4pm.


  • The race will begin at the Riverdale City Hall in Riverdale, Iowa and follows a bike path and paved area near Scott Community College.
  • The race has a cap of 75 participants.
  • CDC guidelines will be followed, meeting social distancing and safety recommendations. Staggered start-times may also occur, depending on the number of runners/walkers.
  • Snacks and water will be provided.
  • Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals for males & females.
  • Any questions? Call or text Kim 563-349-1870 or email her: kim.riley@qcunited.org

Shirt and Scarf for the 2020 race

REGISTER HERE: https://www.cognitoforms.com/QCUnited1/Petes20205KHumaneRaceInpersonVirtual