Frequently Asked Questions: 


When will Dam to DSM 2019 take place?

The race will always be held on the first weekend following  Memorial Day: The 2019 20K Event will take place on June 1, 2019.

How much is registration?

Opening registration will begin at just $40 for the 20K. Registration for the event can only be guaranteed by signing up for our pre-sale

What is the DAM to DSM Route and Distance? 

Our 20K event will start at the Saylorville Dam and travel south towards downtown Des Moines. The unique point to point race course will cross some of Iowa's rural beauty and some of Des Moines most storied neighborhoods before finishing in the heart of downtown. The total effort will be a certified 20K course. 

Is there only a 20K distance?

We've got more than just a 20K up our sleeve, but aren't letting the cat out of the bag just yet. Look for announcements of additional events on our social media channels in the coming months. 

Who is producing this event?

RipRoar Events is proud to be producing DAM to DSM in 2019.

RipRoar Events is a Des Moines based endurance event company that also  produces the Des Moines Turkey Trot, Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon, 5K + Team Relay, Iowa Dog Jog, RipRoar Youth Triathlon Series as well as numerous endurance events around the country. 

does dam to dsm benefit a local charity ?

Absolutely! As with every race RipRoar Events produces, DAM to DSM will have multiple charitable components. 

Starting in 2019 DAM to DSM will partner with The Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake to identify a physical project to promote recreation, health and wellness at the park and will give funds from every athlete's registration to see these projects come to life. Each year we'll find a new project, and continue the tradition for as long as the race runs across the Dam. 

Do you know of a local charity that would be a great fit for the event? We'll do all we can to bring in as many charity partners as possible. Contact us and let us know your suggestion!