There is something unparalleled about standing on top of the Saylorville Dam and looking out at the high rise buildings on the horizon knowing that you will conquer the distance in between. After crossing the dam athletes will travel south through the fields and rural beauty of Polk County.
DOWNTOWN DES MOINES
Runners traverse I35 at the Morningstar bridge and continue into the Northside Neighborhoods, along the Des Moines River at Birdland Park and enter into Downtown Des Moines via the John Pat Dorian Trail. Athletes will finish their 20K journey by crossing the Des Moines River and passing the World Food Prize Building. With the finish line behind, there's a huge party awaiting you at Cowles Commons across from The Des Moines Civic Center.
A WORLD-CLASS RACE AT AN IOWA VALUE
There's only one way to guarantee you'll have a chance to be on the starting line in 2019 - Join our presale List. We'll limit the number of spots on our pre-sale list to ensure that all who sign up (for free) will have a chance to register for the 2019 race at our opening price of $40.00. After the pre-sale is finished, we'll open up registration to the general pubic. Secure your spot with just a few clicks today!
WE ARE RIPROAR
A LOCAL EVENT BUILT BY A LOCAL TEAM
RipRoar Events is a Des Moines based endurance event production team with a passion for building events at the highest level, and a whole bunch of Iowa pride. We believe that creating events focused on the celebration of challenges, and the empowerment of joining together a tribe will inspire lasting change to our community.
Seeing the DAM to DSM race course from our office window serves as a daily reminder of the pride we hold for the community we love and the runners we'll serve. Check out these other events we produce right here at home: The Des Moines Women's Half Marathon, The Des Moines Turkey Trot, The RipRoar Youth Triathlon Series and The Iowa Dog Jog.