Saturday, March 23, 2013
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Gray’s Lake Park
The 13th Annual Capital Striders Loop the Lake run marks the unofficial start of the racing season and is a must-do event for runners of all skill levels.
The flat and fast 8K race (start time TBD), making 2+ laps around Gray’s Lake at Gray’s Lake Park in Des Moines.
Following the 8K, the Little Lakers race, a race for kids ages 0 – 10 will be held at approximately an hour and thirty minutes after the Loop the Lake start time.
Unfortunately, due to the number of participants and the narrow trail, we are no longer able to accommodate walkers in the event. The 8K course is run on a twelve foot wide (in most sections), relatively flat asphalt trail. This race completes two plus loops around the lake.
Little Lakers Run
NO parking at Water Works!
Gray’s Lake Park is located just south of downtown on Fleur Avenue. From the north, merge onto I-235 take exit 7A ML King Parkway and head south 2.3 miles (MLK Ave becomes Fleur Ave) Turn right onto Bell Ave and turn right again onto SW 22nd St. following this road back under the bridge to the parking lot. From the south, take Highway 65/Hwy 5 Bypass to Army Post Road and head north on Army Post then left onto Fleur Drive. Take Fleur Dr to Bell Ave and turn left the turn right onto SW 22nd St following this road under the Fleur bridge to the parking lot just south of Gray’s Lake. Parking will be available in the OVERFLOW LOT SOUTH of Gray’s Lake Park. Gray’s Lake NEW Parking Map
» $20.00 Capital Strider member – early registration (through 3/29 at 11:59 PM)
» $25.00 Non-members – early registration (through 3/29 at 11:59 PM)
» $30.00 Capital Strider member – registration (3/29 at 11:59 PM through 4/9 at 11:59 PM)
» $35.00 Non-members – registration (3/29 at 11:59 PM through 4/9 at 11:59 PM)
Registration is required, but there is no fee for the Little Lakers
NO ENTRY FEE REFUNDS
4:00 – 6:30 PM Friday, April 11
Confluence Brewing Company
1235 Thomas Beck Road #A (Bell Avenue)
Des Moines, IA
TBD April 12
Gray’s Lake Park
Shirt size not guaranteed the day of the race.
Race shirt for the first 300 pre-registered
Great post-race food and refreshments for all
Awards will be given to overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 1st Masters; plus to the top 3 places in 10-year age groups through age 70+, male and female. Only one award per person.
Winners may claim prizes at the designated Awards Table, TBD.
Printed race results will be available 30 minutes after the 8K race concludes and will be available here no later than Sunday, March 24th.
Previous Year’s Results
2014 – Results to come!
2012 Results - Pictures
2011 Results – Pictures
2008 Results – Pictures
2007 Results – Pictures
2006 Results – Pictures
2005 Results – Pictures
2004 Results – Pictures