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2021 Run & Ride Results and Hops for Housing Wrap Up

This year, both of Willis Dady Homeless Service’s annual fundraisers ended in October. Whether you joined us for a great race at Run & Ride or out on the town at our Hops for Housing Brewery Nights, know that we truly appreciate your support of Willis Dady through our annual fundraising events.


This year's Hops for Housing event was a 6-month long brewery crawl to your favorite local spots. From May 23rd through October 31st, participants in Hops for Housing 2021 could redeem 12 free pints at 12 local breweries, restaurants, or cideries. Thank you to so many of you who joined us at our 12 Hops for Housing Brewery Nights across the corridor from Big Grove in Iowa City, Sutliff Cider in Lisbon, or in Downtown Cedar Rapids at Clock House Brewing.

Hops for Housing 2021 raised more than $25,000 for Willis Dady Homeless Services to continue providing prevention, employment, housing, and shelter services to our community. Thank you so much for purchasing tickets, bringing your friends along, and learning a bit more about our services along the way. Stay tuned at our Facebook page as we begin to plan for next year's Hops for Housing!

RUN & RIDE 2021

This year our 9th Annual Run & Ride event took place on the chilly morning of Oct. 23rd. The cold winds did not keep our runners or walkers away though, as over 90 participants completed our 5k run, 10k run, or 5k walk. Check out the results for the races by age category and gender below!


Overall Male: Jim Tiedemann

Overall Female: Linnea Martin


Overall Male: Patrick Downey

Overall Female: Jodee Ross

10 & Under Male: Noah Wagoner

10 & Under Female: Piper Knight

11-19 Male: Micah Waddell

11-19 Female: Ella Sheeley

20-29 Male: Dillon Koch

20-29 Female: Lindsay Meade

30-39 Male: Mark Lee

30-39 Female: Lisa Sparrow

40-49 Male: Louis Pelsang

40-49 Female: Abi Burkhead

50-59 Male: Marty Gingerich

60 & Older Male: Fran Brolley

60 & Older Female: Peggy Griffin


Overall Male: Nathan Hopp

Overall Female: Jennifer Gadberry

11-19 Female: Zoe Scott

20-29 Male: Karl Moseley

20-29 Female: Ashley Babinat

30-39 Male: Tyler Culver

30-39 Female: Megan Holub

40-49 Male: Nicholas Scott

40-49 Female: Mariah Hurley

50-59 Male: Ted Smith

50-59 Female: Marsha Aspinall

60 & Older Male: Paul Williams

60 & Over Female: Bonnie Koeppen

We are so glad to have brought back Run & Ride this year and raised over $10,000 to support our clients. Thank you so much to everyone who registered, ran, rode, or came out to cheer on those participating. It is because of you that we are able to continue providing assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Linn county.


A new addition to this year's event was the first-ever Kids Ride-A-Thon! Riders had 5 minutes to make as many laps as they could around our race-track and become changemakers in our community through fundraising. Our riders (and a runner, Brody White!) this year raised a tremendous $3,500 to support Willis Dady Homeless Services! Thank you to everyone who run, rode, or donated to support the next generation of changemakers in our community.

Make sure to follow our Facebook page at to stay up to date as we plan for next year's event!


Hops for Housing and Willis Dady's 9th Annual Run & Ride would not have been possible without the incredible sponsors who support our agency. Thank you so much to the following sponsors for helping break the cycle of homelessness in our community! Click the pictures below to head to their shops or company websites:

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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