The 52nd Annual Drake Road Races
Iowa's Greatest Running Tradition!
Mark your calendars for the 52nd annual DRAKE ROAD RACES on Sunday, April 19, 2020! After more than a half century of tradition, the excitement continues to grow for this iconic event. The 5K, 10K and half marathon distances all finish in Drake Stadium on the world famous Blue Oval.
Registration opens Monday, October 21--register before midnight on October 22 for the lowest prices of the year!
Each participant will receive a specially designed event shirt and all runners receive a finisher's medal. 2020 Event shirt and medal coming soon! 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 11th 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.