The Capital Striders were formed in the mid-1980's to promote running in Central Iowa. Things have changed a bit over the last 20+ years, but the Striders have always been there for the elite as well as the beginning runner.
Officially incorporated in 2003, our main purpose as an organization is to, "Promote and encourage running through the education of the community on the benefits of physical fitness and amateur sport."
"Running it Forward." we organize and host local running events so that we can put that money back into the local running community, whether that be through updating the trails, adding water fountains, educating the next generation of runners, providing time/space for runners to come together or just overall enhancing the Central Iowa running experience.
As a 501 (c)(3) organization we are proud of the donations and money that we put back into the community to encourage physical activity and running. The following is a short list of the 2013 organizations that the Capital Striders have helped support:
4 Scholarships to High School Seniors
The Balloon Challenge Sponsor
Drinking fountains around the Greater Des Moines Metro - Des Moines Parks & Rec
If your organization would like to be considered for donation or sponsorship, please fill out the form on our Resource Request page.