Throughout the year, the Capital Striders host and organize four major events in the central Iowa area.

Capital Pursuit

The Capital Pursuit is the Capital Striders' premiere and longest standing race of the year.

  • When: September 16, 2018
  • Where: Downtown Des Moines, IA
  • Distances: 5k, 10miles, and Junior Pursuit
  • Expected Participants: 500+
  • Capital Pursuit is the "RRCA State 10 Mile Championship" for 2018

Loop the Lake

Kick off your running season the right way at Gray's Lake in the outer Des Moines area with Loop the Lake.

  • When: April 7, 2018
  • Where: Gray's Lake Park
  • Distances: 8k (2.3 laps)
  • Expected Participants: 500+

To Grandmother's House We Go

Enjoy the dirt trails and scenery of Brown's Woods while completing a fun and spooky 5k, 10k, or 15k trail run.

  • When: Sat. October 2018 (date tbd) at 9 am
  • Where: Brown's Woods
  • Distances: 5k, 10k, and 15k
  • Expected Participants: 100+

Sycamore 8

Plunge into the fridged temperatures of Iowa Winter and take on Sycamore 8, a chilling trail race along the Des Moines river.

  • When: First Sat. in Dec.
  • Where: Sycamore trail in Johnston, IA
  • Distances: 8mi
  • Expected Participants: 300