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Drake Road Races

April 21, 2024

Des Moines, IA

Get ready to sprint, jog, or waddle your way through the Drake Road Races on April 21, 2024, in Des Moines IA! This egg-cellent half marathon will crack you up with its scenic route, hilarious signs, and an omelette-ly awesome post-race brunch. Don't miss this "shell-abration" of running!
Get ready to sprint, jog, or waddle your way through the Drake Road Races on April 21, 2024, in Des Moines IA! This egg-cellent half marathon will crack you up with its scenic route, hilarious signs, and an omelette-ly awesome post-race brunch. Don't miss this
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About The Drake Road Races

The Drake Road Races half marathon, taking place on the 21st of April 2024 in Des Moines, IA, is a true runner’s dream come true! As a dedicated half marathon runner, I can confidently say that this race will leave you exhilarated and craving for more.

With its scenic course winding through the vibrant city of Des Moines, this race promises a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you are running through historic neighborhoods, exploring lush parks, or crossing the iconic bridges, you will be captivated by the beauty and charm of the city throughout the 13.1-mile journey.

Des Moines itself is a city bursting with fun facts and attractions to keep you entertained during your visit. Did you know that Des Moines is famous for its surprising number of artistic and cultural institutions, earning it the nickname “Iowa’s Cultural Capital”? From the renowned Des Moines Art Center to the captivating Pappajohn Sculpture Park, you will find yourself immersed in a rich artistic tapestry during your stay.

As for the weather on the 21st of April, you can expect a perfect blend of springtime cheer. Des Moines experiences mild temperatures, with an average high of around 65F (18C) and lows around 43F (6C), allowing you to enjoy the race without being weighed down by excessive heat or bitter cold.

So lace up those running shoes, because the Drake Road Races will undoubtedly leave you with a euphoric runner’s high and a beaming smile on your face. Whether you are a seasoned runner or a first-timer, this race is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself, embrace the energetic atmosphere of Des Moines, and create lasting memories. Happy running!

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