1-Mile Walk

The Mercy Live Up Loop 1-Mile Walk benefiting Courage League Sports offers an all-inclusive run/walk for children and adults with a physical, cognitive, social or emotional disability.

The 1-Mile Walk paved trail course shares the same start and finish line as the Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run but allows participants to go at their own speed in this untimed event on the Meredith Trail surrounding Principal Park. All ages and abilities are welcome. Course map.

Individual participants should register through the 1-Mile Walk event category. Assisted athletes who require a pusher or guide to participant in the 1-Mile Walk should register through the Assisted Athlete event category. This two person-team registration format allows both individuals to be registered for the event they are participating in.

All participants will receive a Mercy Live Up Loop stadium blanket, bib number and finisher medal.

Contact the race director directly with your questions. Click here.

The Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run and 1-Mile Walk start at 8:00 am followed by the Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics Junior Jog at 9:30 am on Saturday, October 14. Principal Park, One Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Adaptive activities designed to match the energy level and physical needs of all participants will also be offered by Courage League Sports.

In Des Moines alone, there are over 52,000 children and adults with special needs; In Iowa, more than 300,000. The IMT DMM is committed to the general welfare of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and foster their presence, participation and inclusion in the community

EveryBODY Deserves to Run!



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