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Capital Pursuit - 36th Anniversary

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  • 5K Run/Walk
    Capital Striders members receive a $5 discount on step 2.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 10-Mile Run
    Capital Striders members receive a $5 discount on step 2.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Pursuit Junior
    Parents/guardians will need to sign a waiver prior to their child participating in the race.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

Location and Course

Capital Pursuit is a premier late summer race that takes participants
through the streets of downtown Des Moines and by the beautifully tree
lined streets near Drake University campus before finishing on a gradual
downhill. Both the 5K and 10 Mile races start downtown at 15th and Locust
and end at 10th and Locust by the beautiful Western Gateway Park.

The Pursuit Junior Race for kids ages 4 - 12 will start near the finish

5K and 10 Mile Start time: 8:00 am
Pursuit Junior Race:
Ages 4 & under: 9:30 AM - run approximately100 meters
Ages 5-8: 9:40 AM - run approximately 250 meters
Ages 9-12: 9:50 AM - run approximately 400 meters

Course Maps:

10 Mile RRCA Championship & USATF Certified:



8:00 AM: 10-Mile Run and 5K Run/Walk
9:30 AM: Pursuit Junior races

Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, Sept 15th
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Fitness Sports
8810 Swanson Blvd, Clive, IA
In the Swanson Depot

Race morning, Sunday, September 16th
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Near the start line at 15th and Locust at Western Gateway Park

Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration
$40 (Non-Strider member)
$35 (Strider member)

10 Mile:
$50 (Non-Strider member)
$45 (Strider member)


Top 3 male/female runners for the 10 Mile and 5K races will receive cash

Top 3 age group male/female in the 10 Mile race and 5K races will receive
gift cards

Additional Information

Pre-registered 10 mile participants will receive a beautiful long sleeved
technical shirt. 10 mile finishers will receive a finisher's medal.

Pre-registered 5K participants will receive a short-sleeved technical

Youth size shirts are replaced by XS for 10 mile and 5K races

Pursuit Junior participants will receive a short sleeve cotton t-shirt.

Post-race party and awards ceremony with lots of great door prizes!


For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.

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