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The Capital Pursuit

Capital Pursuit is a premier late summer race that takes participants through the vibrant streets of downtown Des Moines, down the beautifully tree lined streets near Drake University campus and ending at the amazing Western Gateway Park downtown. In it's 36th year, make sure not to miss one of Des Moines' longest running traditions.

Capital Pursuit is the "RRCA State 10 Mile Championship" this year! 

The Capital Striders are a member of the Road Runners Club of America, which promotes the development of community-based running clubs and events in the pursuit of health and competition for all ages.  RRCA provides support and race insurance for many of its 2,500 member organizations.

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Race Info

Time & Location

  • Date: September 16, 2018

  • Time: 8:00 a.m. start for the 10mi. and 5k races

    • 10:00 a.m. for Pursuit Junior

  • Starting Line: Locust & 15th Street

Courses

COURSE HYDRATION - There are 4 water stations on the 10 mile course and 1 water station on the 5k course. Gatorade will be available on the 10 mile course at two water stations, near the 4 and 8 mile points.

CALLING ALL ELITES: The Capital Pursuit road race is again offering free entry to elite runners who meet time qualifications for the 10 mile race. The standards for the featured race are 58 minutes for the men, 1:04 for the women, or equivalent times for shorter or longer races.  Elite entry inquiries should be made to: dana@capitalstriders.org

REGISTRATION AND Cost

  • 10 Mile: $40.00 Registration (through 6/30/2018) $45.00 Registration (after 6/30/2018 until 9/13/2018)

  • 5K: $30.00 Registration (through 6/30/2018) $35.00 Registration (after 6/30/2018 until 9/13/2018)

  • After 9/13/2018: 10mi: $50 5k: $40

    • NOTE: Online registration closes after 9/13/2018. After 9/13/18 please register at Packet Pickup. Cash or Check Only. See Packet Pickup details below.

  • Capital Striders members receive a $5 discount

Online registration for the Capital Pursuit 10 mile and 5K race IS NOW OPEN!

 

Race Results

2018 - 10 mi // 5K

2017 - 10 mi // 5k

2016-  10 mi // 5k

2015 - 10mi // 5k

2014 - 10mi  //  5k

2013

Packet Pickup

Saturday, September 15 (1:00 - 5:00pm)

  • Fitness Sports, 8810 Swanson Blvd in the Swanson Depot

  • Race Morning near the start line at 15th & Locust from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

Awards

The top three males and females in the 10 mile and 5k races will receive cash prizes.
   • In the 10-mile race, awards will be given to the top three males/females in 14 age groups.  The age categories are:   19 and under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80 and over.
   • In the 5k race, awards will be given to the top 3 males/females in 10 year age groups. The age categories are:  19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69 and 70+

Awards will start at approximately 10:30 a.m. and be presented to the overall top three males and females in the 10 mile and 5k at the post-race party. There will be a table for age group award winners to pick up their awards. The 2018 post-race party will take place on the grounds of The World Food & Music Festival, 12th & Locust downtown.

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 or medal.

The announcer will ask the various age divisions to report to the Pursuit Jr. table at approx. 9:30.

Beginning at approximately 10:00 a.m., kids will run down finish area on Locust Street. Kids will be broken into the following 3 age groups:

Ages 4 & under: 10:00 a.m. - run approx. 100 meters
Ages 5-8: 10:10 a.m. - run approx. 250 meters
Ages 9-12: 10:20 a.m. - run approx. 400 meters

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

SHIRTS! Long sleeved technical shirts for all 10 mile participants. Participants in the 5k will receive a technical short-sleeved shirt.

MEDALS! All 10 mile finishers will receive a finisher medal.

POST-RACE PARTY! The World Food & Music Festival will host the Capital Pursuit post-race party this year! Join us from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 12th and Locust to celebrate. Your race bib is your ticket for one free Exile beer. Awards will start at approximately 10:30 a.m..

CAPITAL PURSUIT SPONSORS

A big THANK YOU to ALL of our race and club sponsors!

Fitness Sports Road-O-Cross Kinetic Edge Community Bankers of Iowa

Kinetic Edge Heartland Soles Fleet Feet Des Moines World Food & Music Festival

HealthSource Steele Capital Management Exile Brewing Company Iowa Mediation Service

Storey Kenworthy Keystone Chiropractic Wandro & Associates Hy-Vee

Marce Peters Keller Williams Curt & Nancy Hoegh WellRun Results LLC Lint Van Lines

Noon Krusers Crystal Clear Panfoto Hiland Dairy Taco John’s Krispy Kreme

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Send an email to info@capitalstriders.org