May 2nd + 3rd, 2020

Jasper Winery, Downtown Des Moines, Iowa


More than a race, The Des Moines Women's Half Marathon 5K + Team Relay is a celebration of strength; A stage for fierce and determined women to inspire a community. A gathering of unstoppable individuals together achieving something incredible.




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Our 5K will take place on Saturday evening making it the perfect “night out.” Finishing at the winery, this event is perfect for women of all abilities with hundreds of first-time 5K runners toeing the line each year. The course stays close to the winery but features DJ’s, cheer squads, aid stations and finishes with a toast of wine on the Jasper Winery lawn. Pack a blanket and stick around for live entertainment, food trucks and plenty of wine.

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 Principal Park outfield on their way to Gray's Lake Park. The final miles of your 13.1 will be spent in Water Works Park surrounded by DJ’s, drum lines, cheer squads and a finish line party that is as big as the accomplishment of running 13.1!

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

Team Relay

Our 3-woman relay is a perfect 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 receives half marathon swag. 

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



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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.

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Saturday May 2nd, 2020

9am-3:30pm: Half Marathon + Team Relay Packet Pick Up

9am-4:30pm: 5K Packet Pick Up

9am- 6:30pm: DSMWHM Shop Open

5pm: 5K Start

6pm: Awards Ceremony

Jasper Winery

2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321


Sunday may 3rd, 2020

6:00am-7am: Race Day Packet Pick Up

8am: Half Marathon + Team Relay Start

9am: DSMWHM Shop Open

11:30am: Awards Ceremony

Jasper Winery 

2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321

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Jasper Winery, in downtown Des Moines, will again play host to our 2020 Women's Running Weekend. Whether it's shopping at the boutique shop or enjoying a flight of wine on Saturday, or kicking back and listening to the band perform after knocking out the race, athletes love the rural-contemporary feel that Jasper provides in the heart of the city. In addition to providing the perfect ambiance and backdrop for our event, Jasper also provides a free glass of wine to all finishers of the race. We can't think of anything better.

 Jasper Winery hosts events of all sizes and for all occasions. Learn more about all they have to offer by clicking below.