5K ROAD RACE
The Principal 5K Road Race benefiting Special Olympics Iowa takes place in the heart of Iowa’s capital city and features a flat-fast paced loop course.
Start your training with resources and support from our experts, including mileage guides. Training page.
Participate this year in the IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Combo by combining the Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run on Saturday with your Principal 5K Road Race registration on Sunday. Register Now!
Compare split times, print a finisher certificate or share your official race results with others. View race results.
MarathonFoto photographers are on the course and at the finish line. Click here to view your race day photos, which are also available for purchase.
All Principal 5K Road Race athletes receive an official race packet with bib number and souvenir guide, along with a Principal 5K Road Race long sleeve shirt and finisher medal.
Athlete packet pick-up takes place at the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, October 18 from 3 to 8 pm and Saturday, October 19 from 10 am to 6 pm. 730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.
The Principal 5K Road Race starts at 8:30 am on Sunday, October 20. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.