2017 Run For Your Life

in United States at Water Works Park

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  • 10K

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  • 5K Run

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  • 5K Walk

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  • 2 Mile Walk

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  • Group Registration
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About this Event

Lace up your shoes and join us for the ninth annual "Run for Your Life" on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Water Works Park (back loop) in Des Moines, Iowa.

The events (10K / 5K runs and 5K / 2 mile walks) are designed for all fitness levels, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned runner or walker. The event is open to the public - no pets please.

The event will raise awareness of sudden cardiac death. Proceeds will be donated to the Iowa Heart Foundation to support placement of automatic external defi brillators (AEDs) in Iowa communities that show a need.

Early Bird Registration is $30 (before August 16th at 4:00 PM). Al registrations after that time are $40.

T-shirt and size not guaranteed if registered after 4pm on August 16th.

Sample Schedule

7:00-7:45 a.m.: Check-in/on-site registration
8:00 a.m.: 10K / 5K run begins
8:05 a.m.: 5K / 2 mile walk begins (non-competitive)


Water Works Park is located on the southwest side of downtown Des Moines. The park entrance is located on Fleur Drive, directly across from Gray's Lake. Parking is available on-site. The races will be in the back loop near the Killdeer shelter. For detailed information, please contact the Iowa Heart Foundation at www.iowaheartfoundation.org

Course Information

The courses have been designed by Steve Bobenhouse of Fitness Sports, 7230 University Ave, Des Moines, Iowa.

Maps will be available on www.iowaheartfoundation.org and www.fitnesssports.com.

Aid stations

There will be water at the 2 and 4 mile markers for the 10K race and at the 2 mile mark for the 5K race. Refreshments and snacks will be available at the finish.

Mercy EMS will be on-site.


All race results will be posted on the Fitness Sports website: www.fitnesssports.com

Packet Pickup

Participants may pick-up t-shirts and bibs on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
at Iowa Heart Center's West University office located at 5880 University Ave. in West Des Moines.

Iowa Heart Foundation

The Iowa Heart Foundation promotes cardiovascular health with a goal of increasing
awareness, providing access to information, and assisting those in need through:

  • Charitable healthcare services
  • Professional education
  • Community services

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