2022 Grand Blue Mile

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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Registration & Packet Pick-up
Assist with race-day packet pick up, distribution of shirts, and walk-up registration at the Athlete Services Tent.
7 Needed
Finish Line
Celebrate and congratulate thousands of runners as they cross the Finish Line! Volunteers will distribute a variety of different items including finisher medals, awards, sports drinks, water and food in the runner refreshment area. You may also be asked to help control the flow of the crowd throughout the finish line.
10 Needed
Pass out medals to those who participated in both the Drake Road Races and the Grand Blue Mile. Other finish line duties to include managing the traffic flow so race participants are moving to the recovery zone in a timely fashion.
3 Needed
Assist with the distribution of age group awards to finishers in the Grand Blue Mile.