Your Race. Your Pace. Your Mile.
The Grand Blue Mile was created by the Drake Relays and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield to encourage healthy habits and celebrate personal achievement. Since its founding in 2010, the Grand Blue Mile has hosted more than 40,000 participants representing 47 states, six countries, and four continents.
This feel-good event brings friends and families together in the spirit of well-being through a one-mile street run suited for all ages and abilities. From recreational to competitive, there's something for everyone at the Grand Blue Mile.
NEW FOR 2022! Enjoy the hybrid event in the setting that suits you best -- either in-person in downtown Des Moines on April 26, or virtually in your own community from April 26-30.
Registration for the 2022 Grand Blue Mile will open February 15, 2022.