Fun Runs 4 the Whole Family in Des Moines

Fun Runs 4 the Whole Family in Des Moines

Find 2019 Fun Run & 5K events here.

Fun runs are an excellent way to get the whole family active and outdoors, especially during summer. Spend the morning embracing your local community, getting a bit of your sweat on with your kids and enjoying the sunshine. Here is a list of fun runs taking place around town this summer.


June 19th              5K for Karen, Green Days, Johnston, IA (Kids run)

June 20th              Breathe Deep Des Moines, West Des Moines, IA

June 20th              Iowa Games Mud Run, Des Moines, IA (Kids run)

June 20th              Run 4 Missions 5K, Des Moines, IA (Kids run)

June 27th              YoungLives “Supermoms“ 5K Fun Run, Des Moines, IA (Kids run)

June 27th              Courage Run, Waukee, IA (Kids run)

June 28th              Great Amazing Race Iowa, West Des Moines, IA (Kids run)


July 4th                  William Courtney 5K Run, Urbandale, IA (Kids run)

July 11th                The Color Run, Des Moines, IA

July 12th                Ankeny Optimists Summerfest 5K, Ankeny, IA (Kids run)

July 12th                Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Family Fun Run

July 25th                Have a Heart for Marfan Run, Pleasant Hill, IA (Kids run)

July 25th                Polk County Clover Dash, Des Moines, IA

July 25th                Taste of Hope 5K Race / Fun Run / Walk, West Des Moines, IA (Kids run)


August 1st            Run for Blood, Des Moines, IA (Kids run)

August 1st            Urbandale Dash, Urbandale IA

August 1st            National Balloon Classic 5K, Indianola, IA

August 8th            Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K, Adel, IA (Kids run)

August 8th                 Cruisin’ 4 Carter 5K, Urbandale, IA (Kids run)

August 9th            Hats & Shades Run/Walk/Bike, Des Moines, IA

August 16th          Summer Breeze 5K, Clive, IA (Kids run)

August 22nd         Fairgrounds 5K, Des Moines, IA

August 29th          Gigi’s Playhouse 5K, Clive, IA (Kids run)


September 12th    Diva Dash 5K & Lil’ Princess Fun Run, Des Moines (Kids run)

September 19th    Hope For Healing 5K Glow Run, Indianola (Kids run)                                            .

September 20th    Flapjack 5K/10K, Des Moines



Are there any other amazing family fun runs we should know about? Tell us in the comments section below. 

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