Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon

Sunday, May 4, 2025 Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Women's Half Marathon in Des Moines, IA

Packed with on-course entertainment, the Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon, 5k, and Relay as a premier signature event that empowers women! 

Scenic Views, PR Chasers. Amidst the emphatic high-rise buildings of downtown Des Moines and finishing in one of America’s largest urban parks, the Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon course, held annually at Jasper Winery, is nothing short of spectacular. 

Not only is this course beautiful but it also happens to be a great course to enjoy fast and flat miles throughout; ideal for those chasing PRs. 

Through trails, park paths, and downtown paved roads, all 13.1 miles of this race brings with it something different. Starting at Jasper Winery, runners will run down Fleur Drive, past the Bell Avenue Business Center, and along Thomas Beck Road. 


From there, it’s up SW 7th Street, through Coleman Trail, and along Racoon River. It’ll be at this point that runners can opt out of the half marathon race and get off the course. For those who decide to persist, it’s a turnaround at Water Works Park, a loop around George Flagg Pkwy, and ultimately a straight shot back toward the finish line. 

Once the race is complete and your goal of completion has been achieved, it’s time to celebrate with a commemorative finisher’s medal, a glass of complimentary wine, and live music, all in the company of a community of likeminded people! 

Race Weather & Climate

On May 4th in Des Moines, Iowa, the average high temperature typically ranges from 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low temperature falls between 47 and 51 degrees Fahrenheit. Des Moines experiences an average annual rainfall of approximately 35 inches, which is considered typical for the state of Iowa. Located in central Iowa, Des Moines is the state’s capital and largest city, known for its diverse culture, vibrant downtown, and annual events like the Iowa State Fair.

Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon Race Results

Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM CDT.

The course closes at 1:30 PM CDT.

Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2025 Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $70.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $165.00 fee for the 3-person relay.
  • There is a $55.00 fee for the 10k.
  • There is a $40.00 fee for the 5k.
  • There is a $40.00 – $70.00 fee for the virtual races.
  • There is a $105.00 fee for the double: 5K + 13.1.
  • There is a $90.00 fee for the double: 5K + 10K.

Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon Race Website

Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon Website

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