Drake Road Races - A Running Tradition for Over a Half Century

The Drake Road Races serve as the official start to the Drake Relays each year in April! Be a part of America's Athletic Classic and compete in the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon. Stay tuned for more event details around the 2021 Drake Road Races. 


All finishers of the Drake Road Races receive a commemorative finishers medal and a long sleeve quarter-zip! Keep up-to-date with the Drake Road Races and you will be the first to see the reveal of the apparel and medal. 

Looking to add more medals to your trophy case? The ever popular BULLDOG DOUBLE is your chance to participate in both the Drake Road Races and Grand Blue Mile to receiev the exclusive additional medal.

Relays Wellness Challenge: In an effort to pursue the shared mission of realizing a healthier Iowa, the Drake Road Races and the Grand Blue Mile have joined forces with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield to issue the “Relays Wellness Challenge.” These two iconic races kick off April’s “Relays Week” in Des Moines and provide activities to promote healthy living & fitness for runners and walkers of all ages.
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EnMotive account online or contact them at help@enmotive.com. For general questions about the road races, email HERE.