Our 5k is the perfect event for women of all abilities and will highlight both the first and final finisher in the same empowering atmosphere. The course has no time limit and will feature DJ's and cheer squads to help make the miles slip by. The Route will stay primarily around the winery and Water Works Park. Our women's 5K event is the perfect excuse to get together with your girlfriends to break a sweat and toast a glass...not that you need an excuse. 

Our 5K race guide covers the race weekend essentials and will help to ensure a stress free event.

Half Marathon

The signature event of the weekend, our half marathon is packed with on course entertainment and strong women. Starting at Jasper Winery this course runs through the south side of downtown Des Moines entering via 'The Blue Bridge.' Athletes will pass The Principle Park outfield on their way to Gray's Lake Park. The final miles of your 13.1 will be spent in Water Works Park in the center of our entertainment before hitting an epic and memorable finish line. 

A comprehensive guide to race weekend tailored specifically to our half marathon athletes. 

Team Relay

Our 3-woman relay is the best excuse to get together with your girlfriends and work together to take down the challenge of a half marathon. Each team member will run 4-4.5 miles of our half marathon course before 'passing the baton' at our rowdy relay exchange zones. Relay teams will be given special parking near Jasper Winery to ensure they're able to finish together before raising a glass together at our post race party. Each team member will receive all of our half marathon swag. 

Everything you need to know for a smooth race day can be found in our Team Relay Athlete Guide. 


Des Moines is like the Michael Phelps of US cities, ranking at the top of nearly every list. Our DSMWHM route will take you through the heart of it all. Located in the center of Downtown Des Moines, women will run the streets, parks and trails of the happiest place on earth (sorry Disney, we won that too). You can download a PDF of the map here

5K Map



Packet Pick Up

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

11Am-5Pm: Packet Pick Up

11Am-5Pm: Shape® Shop Open

11Am-5Pm: Final Race Registration

5pm-6pm: Social Hour @ AC Lounge/ Republic

Jasper Winery

2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321

Race Day

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

6:30Am-7:30Am - Late Registration  

8Am - Half Marathon / Relay Start

 5k Start Immediately Following 1/2 Start

7Am-1Pm: Shape® Shop Open

Japser Winery 

2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321


Sometimes thing come up, or simply don't go your way. Whatever the reason, we know that not everyone who registers will be able to join us on race day. If you're in that boat, here are some options: 

Have your Swag Mailed

If you'd like to have your shape® activewear shirt and race medal mailed to you following the event click the link below and we'll mail it to the address on file!


If you're unable to race but still want to be part of the action consider joining us as a volunteer. In addition to some sweet perks volunteers are a huge part of making this movement move. 

Please note that as per our athlete registration policy we do not allow transfers, refunds or deferrals of registrations except in the case of military deployment.