1-Mile Walk

The Mercy Live Up Loop 1-Mile Walk benefiting the Kiwanis Miracle League 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 nontimed event on the Meredith Trail surrounding Principal Park. All ages and abilities are welcome. 1-Mile course map.

Individual participants should register through the Mercy Live Up Loop 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.

View and purchase your Mercy Live Up Loop picture from race day directly from MarathonFoto.

Contact the race director 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, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Athlete packet pick-up takes place at the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, October 19 from 3 to 8 p.m. Learn more.

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

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.

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