6 Fun Runs in Des Moines You Can’t Miss!


Looking for a way to have fun and stay active? Then you might want to check out one of these cool races coming to Des Moines in the upcoming months. From mud, to color, to bubbles there is something for everyone. And don’t worry these are about fun, not competition!  Check out one of these 6 Fun Runs in Des Moines you can’t miss!

The Iowa Games Mud Run – June 18th, 2016

This unique trail is like no other in Iowa!  In the heart of Des Moines, the course is carved through a grass and wooded stretch along the Des Moines River.  Racers of all abilities will have a great time traversing obstacles and several mud pits including the signature Mucky Mud Pit!


The Color Run – July 9th, 2016

The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5k™ event, was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. Participants will experience an all-new Tropicolor Zone™ on course, where they will be bathed in a tropical array of colors and delicious island scents as they pass through the shade of palm trees, arches, and island-style music. At the Finish Festival, Color Runners will enjoy even more fun at Rainbow Beach, an interactive island featuring music, dancing, unique photo opportunities, and massive color throws.


The Super Run – July 16th, 2016

The Super Run is a superhero themed event with 5k and a family friendly fundraising run. Enjoy entertainment and other family activities! Save on this one with a Groupon!


Dirty Girl Mud Run – August 27th, 2016

Dirty Girl Mud Run is a 3.1 mile, 14 obstacle muddy event built to inspire fabulous females to run, walk, climb, jump, and laugh their way, hand in muddy hand, to an unabashed sense of accomplishment.


Color Vibe  – September 24th, 2016

Get ready Des Moines for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you’ll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you’re about to get tagged!


Bubble Run – Oct 8th , 2016

If you’ve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit lackluster. But the BUBBLE RUN™ is like running through Willy Wonkas’ factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Waves start every 3-5 minutes. Then, at each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe!

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