Your Race. Your Pace. Your Mile.
Marking its 10th anniversary in 2019, the Grand Blue Mile was created by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Drake Relays to encourage healthy habits and celebrate personal achievement. Since its founding in 2010, the Grand Blue Mile has hosted more than 30,000 participants representing 31 states, six countries, and four continents.
The acclaimed event brings friends and families together in the spirit of well-being through a one-mile street run in Downtown Des Moines suited for all ages and abilities. From recreational to competitive, there’s something for everyone at the Grand Blue Mile.