Why should you become a Strider member?  

Membership Benefits include:

Weekly Communications

Enjoy a weekly email with information relevant to runners as well as connection with other local runners via our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages

Race Entry Discounts

Striders members enjoy reduced race entry fees at many local races each year, including all Capital Striders Races!  Check out the Events page for current discounts.

Merchant Discounts

Capital Striders members receive DISCOUNTS at fine area merchants, including running and fitness stores, massage therapists, chiropractors, and many more.  Check out all of our sponsors below!

Club Events

The New Year's Day Run and Potluck, Summer Picnic, Annual Meeting and Banquet, and other special events are just some of the activities sponsored by the club.  Head to the Events page for more details.

Group Training Runs

You'll be able to fit our training runs into your schedule, as we offer them each day, Saturday through Thursday (enjoy your Friday off!!). These runs are available to all members.  Meet new friends, socialize and get your miles in.  Check out the Training page for more info.

Support the Community

Your membership dues allow the Striders to give back to the Greater Des Moines area in a variety of ways including college scholarships, supporting area youth track clubs, Living History Farms and much more.


With the membership discounts and all the running/social opportunities, you cannot afford NOT to join.

Here are the costs of membership

  • Individual: $20/year
  • Family: $25/year
  • Sustaining Member: $25+/year

Questions? Drop us an email at membership@capitalstriders.org