The 51st Drake Road Races
Help us kick off the next 50 in style!
Mark your calendars for the 51st annual DRAKE ROAD RACES on Saturday, April 20, 2019! We're ready to start running the next half century of this local road race and continuing its historic connections. The 5K, 10K and half marathon distances all finish in Drake Stadium on the world famous Blue Oval. Start your 2019 in style!
Each participant will receive a specially designed long-sleeve quarter-zip and all runners receive a finisher's medal. Friends and family can cheer your finish from easily accessible stadium seating.
The ever popular BULLDOG DOUBLE returns as well. Sign up for the Drake Road Races and then register for the Grand Blue Mile to be eligible to earn the additional medal for the Bulldog Double. The Grand Blue Mile will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary!!
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.