In-Person Course

The Drake Road Races courses highlight the beautiful Drake campus and the heart of Des Moines. The 5K race is flat and fast and our half marathon is a scenic fan favorite featuring the charming Waterbury and Beaverdale neighborhoods. The 10K race will not be held in 2021 due to COVID-19 safety precautions. 


Course Maps:

View the Drake Road Races course maps for the 5K, and Half Marathon
View all Combined Courses.

Start Lines:
All distances start outside Drake Stadium on Forest Avenue.

Finish Line:
On the iconic Blue Oval inside Drake Stadium.

Virtual Run

The Virtual Run gives you the freedom to run anywhere and everywhere! This is your virtual run, and we want you to complete it wherever you want. You can run on sidewalks, trails, treadmill – make this your own run. Want to run with a stroller or your pet? Do it! For inspiration on creating your route, check out this course that a 2020 virtual participant completed!