The 5K is the most-run distance in the sport, and benefitting Character Counts in Iowa will give you all of the incentive you need to reach the blue oval inside Drake Stadium. Open to runners and walkers, don’t let the $10,000 prize purse scare you, as this race will also have some of the top runners in the world participating.
The 5K run/walk race will benefit Character Counts In Iowa, a nonprofit organization headquartered at Drake that promotes the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Learn more at www.charactercountsiniowa.com.
- Race starts at 10:30 a.m.
- Race has a 2 hour cut-off
- Strollers are allowed (in the designated formation area, please!)
- 2015 Hy-vee Road Race series tech t-shirt, complimentary food and fruit at the post-race party, live entertainment, great goodie bag/backpack.
- Age Group Awards: 3-deep.
Packet Pickup and New Registration
All athletes must pick up their own race packet in order to sign the race waivers and are required to present a photo ID. Minors must be accompanied by a parent to packet pickup. Race weekend New Registrations are available on Friday and Saturday only; Expo and Packet Pick-Up will be held at the Iowa Event Center, Hy-Vee Hall A, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa.
- Friday, April 24 – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday, April 25 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday April 26 – 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Note: With a much larger field of athletes expected for this year’s event, we encourage competitors to pick up their race packet at the Hy-Vee Road Race Health and Fitness Expo!
Hy-Vee Road Race Health and Fitness Expo:
Join us at the 2015 Hy-Vee Road Race Health and Fitness Expo presented by Kellogg’s. Come see the latest health and fitness equipment, running apparel and running shoes from some of the top manufacturers in the industry. The Expo will be held at the Iowa Event Center, Hy-Vee Hall A, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa.
The Des Moines Marriott located at 700 Grand Avenue will be the official host for the 2015 Hy-Vee Road Race Series presented by Kellogg’s. To make reservations for the 2015 Hy-Vee Road Race Series presented by Kellogg’s contact www.marriott.com or call 1-515-245-5500.
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th St, Des Moines, IA
Parking available at meters on the street or parking lots around the complex. There are fees for parking.