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  • 20K - Presale Code Holders - Register 12/13/18 Only
    You MUST enter your passcode on Step 2 to proceed.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 20K - General Registration
    Includes: bus shuttle to the start, Exile Brewery beer at packet pick-up and post-race, athlete shirt, timing and the best race experience possible.

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  • Registered participants who need to pay for the drop-off at Saylorville Lake Visitor Center DO NOT COPY
    You must have your original transaction code from your confirmation email to complete the purchase.
    This is an optional add-on.

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  • Purchase Drop-off at Saylorville Lake Visitor Center Credentials
    For those already registered
    You will need to provide your confirmation code to complete the purchase.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Shipping - EMC DAM to DSM - This is NOT and event registration
    For those already registered. You will need to provide your original transaction code to complete shipping purchase.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Withdrawn

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Course Map

The Route

There is something unparalleled about standing on top of the Saylorville Dam and looking out at the high rise buildings on the horizon knowing that you will conquer the distance in between. After crossing the dam, athletes will travel south through fields and the rural beauty of Polk County.

Runners traverse I-35 at the Morningstar Bridge and continue into the Northside Neighborhoods, along the Des Moines River at Birdland Park and enter into Downtown Des Moines via the John Pat Dorrian Trail. Athletes will finish their 20K journey by crossing the Des Moines River and passing the World Food Prize Building. With the finish line behind, there's a huge party awaiting you at Cowles Commons across from The Des Moines Civic Center.

We Are RipRoar


RipRoar Events is a Des Moines based endurance event production team with a passion for building events at the highest level, and a whole bunch of Iowa pride. We believe that creating events focused on the celebration of challenges, and the empowerment of joining together a tribe will inspire lasting change to our community.

Seeing the DAM to DSM race course from our office window serves as a daily reminder of the pride we hold for the community we love and the runners we'll serve. Check out these other events we produce right here at home: The Des Moines Women's Half Marathon, The Des Moines Turkey Trot, The RipRoar Youth Triathlon Series, and The Iowa Dog Jog.


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

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