Families on the Run: 5Ks 4 All Ages in Des Moines

Families on the Run: 5Ks 4 All Ages in Des Moines

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A 5K race can be fun for the entire family, but not all 5Ks are geared toward little legs. Here are some family-friendly options well-suited for competitive – and not-so-competitive – runners, as well as events that incorporate running as a family affair.

Here’s your guide to family friendly 5Ks taking place this summer in Des Moines:

June 5Ks

5K for Karen

Green Days – Johnston
June 15, 2018
5K Run

July 5Ks

Troop 178 4th of July 5K Road Race & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run

Waukee 4th of July Celebration – Waukee
July 4, 2018             
5K Run, 1-Mile Kids Fun Run

William Courtney 5K Run

Urbandale 4th of July Celebration – Urbandale
July 4, 2018
5K Run, 1-Mile Kids Fun Run, Tot Trot

Ankeny Optimists Summerfest 5K

Summerfest – Ankeny
July 15, 2018
5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Run

Polk County Clover Dash

Iowa State Fair Grounds – Des Moines
July 21, 2018
5K Run, Tot Trot

Taste of Hope 5K Race / Fun Run / Walk

Lutheran Church of Hope – West Des Moines
July 27, 2018
5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Fun Run

Altoona 150 5k

Outlets of Des Moines – Altoona
July 28, 2018
5K Fun Run

Friends of the Grimes Public Library Fun Run & 5K

Grimes South Sports Complex – Grimes
July 28, 2018
5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Fun Run

Summer Breeze 5K

Clive Lake – Clive
July 28, 2018
10K Run, 5K Run, Kids’ Fun Run

August 5Ks

Diva Dash 5K & Lil’ Princess Fun Run

East Village – Des Moines
August 8, 2018
5K Run, Lil’ Princess Girls Run

Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K

City Streets – Adel
August 11, 2018
5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Fun Run

Cruisin’ 4 Carter 5K

Urbandale Middle School – Urbandale
August 11, 2018
5K Run, Kids’ Fun Run

Gigi’s Playhouse 5K

DMACC – Ankeny
August 25, 2018
5K Run, 1-Mile Walk

Get Your Rear in Gear

Raccoon River Park – West Des Moines
August 25, 2018
10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Fun Run

September 5Ks

Beaverdale Beaverdash

Beaverdale Fall Festival – Beaverdale
September 15, 2018
5K Run, 1-Mile Run/Walk, Tot Trot

Capital Pursuit

Downtown Des Moines
September 15, 2018
10 Mile Run, 5K Run, Junior Pursuit



Did we miss your favorite family friendly 5K? Let us know in the Comments below and we’ll add it to the list!  

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