Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Des Moines, IA

  • 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.

    » $75.00 Registration

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    »$75.00 Late Registration

    20K Registration

  • 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.

    » $30.00 Fee (through 5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    Purchase Drop-off Credentials

  • Shipping - EMC DAM to DSM
    For those already registered. You will need to provide your original transaction code to complete shipping purchase.

    » $10.00 Fee (through the day of the event)
    Purchase Shipping

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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.


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