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Loop the Lake

This is a spring time race around Gray's lake to get your legs in shape for the coming season.

Race Info

Time & Location

  • Date: Saturday April 12,  2014
  • Time: 10am
  • Northwest Corner of Gray's Lake


  • 8k course


  • $20 CS Members ($30 after 3/29)
  • $25 Non-members ($35 after 3/29)
  • No Refunds

Packet Pick-Up

6 to 9 PM PM Friday, April 11
Confluence Brewing Company (Map for parking is available here)
1235 Thomas Beck Road #A (Bell Avenue)
Des Moines, IA

8:30 – 9:45 AM April 12

Northwest Corner of Gray's Lake

Additional Information

Getting There
Parking will be at Water Works across from the northwest corner of Gray's Lake. After parking, walk across Fleur Drive at the stoplight, and enter Gray's Lake. This is where the race will start.

Gray's Lake Park is located just south of downtown on Fleur Avenue. From the north, merge onto I-235 take exit 7A ML King Parkway and head south 2.3 miles (MLK Ave becomes Fleur Ave). When the park is to your left and Waterworks Park is to your right, turn right and follow the race signs or parking volunteers. From the south, take Highway 65/Hwy 5 Bypass to Army Post Road and head north on Army Post then left onto Fleur Drive. Take Fleur Dr. until Gray's Lake is on your right. At the second stoplight, turn left into Waterworks Park and follow the race signs or parking volunteers.

Arm warmers for the first 450 pre-registered.

Post Race party at Confluence Brewing Company
1235 Beck Road #A (Bell Avenue)
Great post-race food and refreshments for all

Little Lakers Run
The Little Lakers' races will follow the 8k at approximately 11:30 am. They are free, noncompetitive fun runs that will take place on the paved bike trail behind Confluence Brewery (where the awards ceremony and post race party are held). This event is free to children ages 1 to 12, but they must be registered. You can do so online or on race day. All participants will receive an official race bib, t-shirt, and participant medal for the following distances:

50 meter run - ages 0 - 2,                                                                                                                                              100 meter run - ages 3 - 4,                                                                                                                                           200 meter run - ages 5 - 8,                                                                                                                                           400 meter run - ages 9 - 12.                                                                                                                  

Fitness Sports gift cards will be given to overall 1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25 &1st Masters $75 & 1st Senior Master $75; plus medals to the top 3 places in 5-year age groups through age 75+, male and female.
Only one award per person.
Winners may claim prizes at the post race party at Confluence Brewing Company.


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