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Maffitt Lake 5 & 10 Mile Trail Race

in United States at Maffitt Lake

Online registration for this event is closed. Paper registration will be available during packet pick up.

  • 10 Mile

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 5 Mile

    Online registration is closed for this category.

Course Description

This is a fall race around the scenic Maffitt Lake.

    Both the 5 and 10 Mile races will begin promptly at 8 a.m.
  • The 5 Mile race will complete the course once, and those competing in the 10 Mile race will complete the course twice.
  • Walkers may participate and are encouraged to register for the 5 Mile race.
  • The course will remain open for 2.5 hours.
  • Proceeds from this race will be used to purchase signage for Des Moines' dirt trail systems, support CITA, and the Capital Striders Turkeys.

Entry Fees

$30 till September 4
$40 at Packet Pick-up or Race Day


Start and Finish at Maffitt Lake, 12460 Maffitt Lake Road, Cumming, Iowa, 50061.
Be prepared for a cross-country style, dirt, gravel and grass trail race.

Packet Pick-Up

Dates and Times: Friday, Sept. 5th, 2014 from 5 - 7 pm
Active Endeavors
4520 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

6:30 to 7:45 a.m.
Maffitt Lake

Active Endeavors is one of our many generous sponsors so please consider looking around the store while you are at packet pick-up. Packets will also be available on race day from 6:30 until 7:45am. Please allow adequate time to pick up your packet if you are planning to do so on Sat. morning. The packets will include your swag (Adrenaline Drawstring Sportpack and a surprise), a few flyers, and your bib with safety pins. Please wear your bib/race number on the front of your shirt or shorts.

Directions to Maffitt Lake

The race will take place at Maffitt Lake (aka Dale Maffitt Reservoir Park), 12348 SW Maffit Lake Dr., Cumming, IA. When driving south on 80/35, exit on Highway 5, go about 1 mile, and exit at 35th St. (Exit #102). Turn right on 35th Street and at the first stop sign, SW 72nd Avenue, turn right again. SW 72nd Avenue turns into Dale Maffitt Rd. Drive 1.6 miles (going over 80/35) and turn left into the first entrance of the park. There will be signs directing runners into the park. DO NOT arrive after 7:45am or you will not be allowed into the park. The main gate will be closed to the public because the course crosses a road near the entrance.

Awards/Age Groups

Awards will be presented to the overall males and females of the 5 and 10 Mile Races and to the top three runners in each of the following age groups:

14 & Under
15 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59


Please visit www.capitalstriders.org or
contact the RD at amber@capitalstriders.org.

Additional Information

* Additional information is available at www.capitalstriders.org/maffitt-lake.

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