Register for the 2019 Drake Road Races

Join us for the 51st Drake Road Races and help us kick off the next 50 years! All three of our races highlight the beautiful Drake campus and the heart of Des Moines. The 5k & 10k races are both flat & fast and our half marathon is a scenic fan favorite featuring the beautiful Waterbury and Beaverdale neighborhoods.
All three races will once again kick off Drake Relays week and finish in the stadium on the world famous Blue Oval to create a world class experience for athletes of all levels. Come be a part of America's Athletic Classic!



I understand that participating in a race of any kind may be a potentially hazardous activity, and understand I should not participate unless I am medically able and properly conditioned to do so.

I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the event. I hereby acknowledge, accept, and assume all potential risks associated with participation in this event including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants and race equipment (e.g., fencing, carpet, start/finish line apparatus, etc.), effects of weather, traffic conditions, and course conditions.

I accept that danger may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.

I grant permission to all associated parties to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose, including, but not limited to promotion of subsequent events/races. I understand that pets, any wheeled devices (excluding sport/racing wheelchairs and handcycles), and unregistered participants, are prohibited and will not be tolerated. I acknowledge violation of any of these policies will result in disqualification. Additionally, I agree, as a participant, to move aside to allow faster runners to pass freely.

I have read and understand the rules set forth by USATF pertaining to middle and long distance running events and I agree to fully abide by them.


The Drake Road Races is a rain or shine event. Accordingly, there is no rain date and refunds of entry fees will not be issued. In the event of severe weather, event management reserves the right to cancel or modify the race/course to ensure the safety of all registrants and participants.

Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release all parties associated with the Drake Road Races, including, but not limited to, the Drake Relays, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, USA Track & Field, event sponsors and endorsers, race officials and organizers, the City of Des Moines and its employees, and all supporters, contractors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising from my participation in this event. Completion of the official Drake Road Races personal liability waiver reflects compliance with all policies and procedures here or in any other Drake Road Races communication. Furthermore, I certify that I am of legal age to complete this waiver and assume personal liability as a participant, or am a legal guardian assuming liability for a youth participant and permitting their participation in the event by completing this waiver on their behalf.

Please Sign Below

Your electronic signature is the online equivalent of your ink-on-paper signature, and can be provided by typing your name where indicated. The electronic signature will signify your understanding, acceptance, and authorization to accept the conditions of this legal document, including the following statements:

I have read, have understood, and do accept the agreement above.

I understand that this is a legal document with effects that I approve and authorize.

The registrant is the person(s) whose name is submitted as the recipient of the goods and services provided as a result of this transaction.

I am authorized to agree to the terms of this document on behalf of the registrant.

If the registrant is under 18 years of age, incapacitated, or mentally challenged, I assert that I am the parent/legal guardian or otherwise authorized to execute a legally binding agreement on behalf of the registrant.

Electronic Signature

You must be 18 years of age to legally complete this registration. If the registrant is under 18, an authorized adult must complete this form. If the person you are registering (registrant) is under 18, do not enter his/her age. You will do that on the next step.

Provide your electronic signature by typing your name:

Multiple signers should separate their signatures with commas.

By entering my name, I hereby give the electronic equivalent of my signature and I confirm that I have read and agree (on my own behalf and on behalf of my minor child(ren) or ward(s), if applicable), to the registration terms, privacy policy and terms of use. If I am registering any children under the age of eighteen or legally incapacitated adults, I represent and warrant that I am their parent or legal guardian.