Des Moines University hosts first-ever 5k

July 27, 2008 —

Register today for August 9 run!

(Des Moines, IA) – You are invited to join Des Moines University (DMU) students, faculty, alumni and staff for a 5k through the beautiful south of Grand neighborhood around DMU.

The August 9 race, called DMU Run-Day-Voo, will begin at 6:30 a.m. in the circle drive in front of the Des Moines University Academic Center (north entrance), 3440 Grand Avenue.

Participants can run or walk for only $15, which includes a t-shirt. Register at or the day of the race, beginning at 6 a.m.

This event is the first of what organizers hope becomes an annual event. It was scheduled to correlate with the school’s annual reunion. Awards will be given for overall winners.

Race packets can be picked up on Friday, August 8, 2:30-5:30 p.m. in the Student Education Center courtyard, 3300 Grand Ave., or the day of the event, 5:30-6:20 a.m. at the start line.

The DMU Osteopathic Finish Line student group will provide supervised osteopathic manipulation treatments to race participants and supporters.

For more information about the event, please visit

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.