2017 Guide to Family Friendly Fun Runs in Des Moines

2017 Guide to Family Friendly Fun Runs in Des Moines

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Get ready to laugh, have fun, and run! Fun runs are an excellent way to get the whole family active and outdoors, especially during the warm summer months. Most of the fun runs listed benefit a local charity, so you can help others, whil getting your sweat on as a family. Here’s your guide to fun runs that are perfect for families in the Des Moines area. 

June

June 3       Celebrate Waukee 5K, Waukee, IA
June 10     ChildServe’s Run, Walk, and FUN 4 the Kids, Johnston, IA                   Kids run.
June 10     Great Amazing Race Iowa, West Des Moines, IA                                  Kids run.
June 16       5K for Karen, Green Days, Johnston, IA                                                Kids run.
June 17       Breathe Deep Des Moines, West Des Moines, IA
June 17       Iowa Games Mud Run, Des Moines, IA                                                 Kids run.
June 24     Hurts Donut Run, Des Moines, IA
June 25       Have a Heart 5K, West Des Moines, IA                                                 Kids run.

July

July 4       Troop 178 4th of July 5K Road Race & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, Waukee, IA
July 4       William Courtney 5K Run, Urbandale, IA                                                Kids run.
July 8       The Color Run, Des Moines, IA
July 9          Ankeny Optimists Summerfest 5K, Ankeny, IA                                        Kids run.
July 15        Diva Dash 5K & Lil’ Princess Fun Run, Des Moines                               Kids run.
July 22        Polk County Clover Dash, Des Moines, IA
July 29        Taste of Hope 5K Race / Fun Run / Walk, West Des Moines, IA             Kids run.

August

August 5       Run for Blood, Des Moines, IA                                                            Kids run.
August 5       Weimarunner K9 5K, West Des Moines, IA
August 5       Urbandale Dash, Urbandale IA                                                            Kids run.
August 6       Summer Breeze 5K, Clive, IA                                                              Kids run.
August 12     Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K, Adel, IA                                                Kids run.
August 12     Cruisin’ 4 Carter 5K, Urbandale, IA                                                     Kids run.
August 26     Gigi’s Playhouse 5K, Clive, IA                                                             Kids run.
August 26     Get Your Rear in Gear, West Des Moines, IA                                      Kids run.

September

September 16  Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, Des Moines, IA                             Kids run.
September 16  Beaverdale Beaverdash, Des Moines, IA                                         Kids run.
September 17  Capital Pursuit, Des Moines, IA                                                        Kids run.
 

Do you know of any other family fun runs we should check out? Tell us in the comments section below. 

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