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The Capital Pursuit

Capital Pursuit is a premier late summer race that takes participants through the vibrant East Village, down the beautifully tree lined streets near Drake University campus and ending at the amazing Western Gateway Park downtown. In it's 32nd year, make sure not to miss one of Des Moines longest running traditions.

Race Info

Time & Location

  • Date: September 21, 2014
  • Time: 8am & 9:30am Pursuit Junior

Courses

  • 10 mile (map) ***RRCA Championship Event - USATF Certified 10 Mile Course***
  • 5k course (map)
  • Pursuit Junior

Cost

  • 10mi - $30 ($40 day of)
  • 5k - $20 ($30 day of)

Packet Pickup

Friday, September 19 (5:00pm - 7:00pm) & Saturday, September 20 (Noon-2:00)

Fleet Feet Sports (East Village)

Race Morning 6:30am-7:30am

Awards

10 Mile

  • 1st place Male & Female: $500
  • 2nd: $75 Gift Certificate
  • 3rd: $50 Gift Certificate
  • 1st Masters: $50 Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Masters: $30 Gift Certificate

5k

  • 1st: $75 Gift Certificate
  • 2nd: $50 Gift Certificate
  • 3rd: $30 Gift Certificate
  • 1st Masters: $35 Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Masters: $25 Gift Certificate

Pursuit Jr. Information

The Pursuit Junior kids' races are free; however, registration is required.

Participants can register at the Pursuit Jr. Table near the finish line on race day. Parents/guardians will need to sign a waiver prior to their child participating in the race. Participants will receive a t-shirt and a participation ribbon.

The announcer will ask the various age divisions to report to the Pursuit Jr. Table at approx. 9:30, 9:40 & 9:50.

Beginning at approximately 9:30 a.m., kids will run down finish area on Locust Street. Kids will be broken into the following 3 age groups:

Ages 4 & under: 9:30 a.m. - run approx. 100 meters
Ages 5-8: 9:40 a.m. - run approx. 250 meters
Ages 9-12: 9:50 a.m. - run approx. 400 meters

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Beautiful technical shirts to the first 750 pre-registered 10 mile participants. Medals presented on race day to all 10 mile finishers.

A portion of the race proceeds will go to assist Iowa Kidstrong, Inc. Their mission is to promote healthy, active lifestyles among children.   Approximately 40 See-Us Run Des Moines students and their running mentors will be racing the 10-Miler as well.  Learn more about Iowa Kidstrong, Inc., by visiting their website: www.iowakidstrong.com.

Osteopathic Finish Line treatments by Des Moines University will be offered on a first-come, first-served at the finish line.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Send an email to info@capitalstriders.org

Race Results

2013

Special thank you to our sponsors