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Run DMU 5K Run/walk

September 11 @ 6:30 pm

| $15-30

The Alumni Association is hosting the University’s seventh-annual 5K on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The route features a 1.5-mile sprint down Grand Ave towards downtown where runners are met with a water station before the 1.6-mile hill back up Grand. It’s a challenging but exhilarating race and features beautiful views of historic homes and downtown buildings and sculpture park. Run DMU is teaming with The Open Road Chip Timing to offer runners a sport tag for precise timing. Runners will also receive a race bib, dry-fit t-shirt, and food and drinks following the event. Professional photos will be taken during the race.

Start training now for the best local 5K and stay tuned for more details on shirt design, registration discounts, and prizes. Proceeds from Run DMU will support the DMU Fund, an investment toward the quality education provided at Des Moines University. It’s a great way to make a difference!

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There’s a way for everyone to be involved with Run DMU. We have four sponsorship levels ranging from $250 to $2,500, and annually we work with local businesses to provide in-kind contributions of prizes and services for the race. Questions about sponsoring Run DMU? Call 515-271-1701 or email alumni@dmu.edu.


  • Grand prize will be awarded to the top male and female finishers (these winners are not eligible to win age category prizes as well). The top finisher in each age bracket (male and female) will also receive a prize.
  • All participants 12 and under will receive a certificate.
  • Awards will be distributed following the race in the circle drive near the Academic Center entrance

Age Groups

12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Race route



Last Year

View 2014 Race Results View 2014 Photos


September 11
6:30 pm
Event Category:


Alumni association


Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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