2022 Drake Road Races

America's Athletic Classic begins with the Drake Road Races!

Be a part of history as you become one of the first finishers in the Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom. The course has scenic views of Drake's campus and Des Moines neighborhoods. All races start outside Drake Stadium and finish on the iconic Blue Oval. 

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Expo Packet Pick-up
Volunteer duties include providing athletes with their race number/bib, event shirt and athlete packet. Ability to answer questions athletes may have and direct them to race officials for assistance if needed. Some lifting may be required.
15 Needed
11 Needed
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Race Day Volunteer - Drake Stadium
10 Needed
Volunteer duties include providing athletes with assistance as it pertains to athlete packets and able to answer questions athletes may have and direct them to race officials for assistance.
3 Needed
Volunteers will assist with distribution of age group race awards.
11 Needed
Celebrate and congratulate runners as they cross the Finish Line! Volunteers will distribute sports drink, water and food to the finishers. You may also be asked to help control the flow of the crowd throughout the finish line.
Race Day Volunteer - On Course
8 Needed
Assist with directing runner traffic at a defined location to ensure athletes are following the correct course. Course marshals can also serve as monitors along the course, relaying key information such as lead and tail runner, a runner who may be struggling, and the general public who are being diverted from their normal traffic pattern on race day.
4 Needed
Volunteer duties include serving as spotters for the timing mats at certain splits on the course.
Race Day Volunteer - Water Stations
Volunteer duties include set up of water station including tables, Powerade cups and trash area. Cups of water and Powerade will be filled and placed on the tables for athletes to pick up on their own. Additional cups of water need to be filled during the race, while used cups from runners need to be swept away and placed in trash receptacles. Tear down of water station is needed following last runner. Race officials will pick up equipment and trash following race. Some heavy lifting may be required.
1 Needed
1 Needed
7 Needed
1 Needed
9 Needed
5 Needed