The 52nd Annual Drake Road Races
Iowa's Greatest Running Tradition!

March 18, 2020 - Drake University has postponed the 2020 Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom along with related special events and programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Details regarding the Drake Road Races can be found here.

When a new scheduled date for the 52nd running of the Drake Road Races is announced, be ready to mark your calendars! Be a part of America's Athletic Classic as the 5K, 10K, and half marathon distances all finish in Drake Stadium on the world famous Blue Oval. With over a half century of tradition, the excitement for this iconic event continues to grow! 

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All finishers of the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon receive a commemorative Drake Road Races finishers medal and a long sleeve quarter-zip! 2020 event shirt and medal coming soon!

The ever popular BULLDOG DOUBLE returns as well. Sign up for the Drake Road Races and then register for the Grand Blue Mile to be eligible to earn the additional medal for the Bulldog Double. The
Grand Blue Mile will be celebrating its 11th Anniversary registration opens with a two-day flash sale of $10 from February 11 to February 12!! 

Relays Wellness Challenge: In an effort to pursue the shared mission of realizing a healthier Iowa, the Drake Road Races and the Grand Blue Mile have joined forces with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield to issue the “Relays Wellness Challenge.” These two iconic races kick off April’s “Relays Week” in Des Moines and provide activities to promote healthy living & fitness for runners and walkers of all ages.
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Be sure to stay up-to-date on all Drake Road Race info by receiving our monthly newsletters. Sign-Up Here!

For any registration issues, please check your
EnMotive account online or contact them at For general questions about the road races, email HERE.