America's Athletic Classic begins with the Drake Road Races

Held annually in Des Moines since 1969 the Drake Road Races are one of the oldest road races in Iowa. With three distances available, 5k, 10k, and half marathon, there is a race for all athletes! 
The 2023 Drake Road Races will be held on Sunday, April 23 starting outside Drake Stadium and finishing on the iconic Blue Oval.

All finishers of the Drake Road Races receive a commemorative finisher's medal and a premium apparel item! Keep up-to-date with the Drake Road Races and you will be the first to see the reveal of the apparel and medal. 

Looking to add more medals to your trophy case? The ever popular BULLDOG DOUBLE is your chance to participate in both the Drake Road Races and Grand Blue Mile to receive the exclusive additional medal.

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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