Sunday, September 15, 2024 • Des Moines, IA
Get ready to join the fun and excitement of the Greater DSM Hy-Vee Half Marathon Series, (previously known as Greater Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon), happening in September of 2024 in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. This year, the event includes a new co-educational format, making it an inclusive event for all runners.
The half marathon is the centerpiece of the race series, covering a distance of 13.14 miles with 268 feet of elevation gain. Starting right on Court Avenue, just a few feet away from the Polk County Courthouse in downtown Des Moines, runners will embark on a journey, taking them through the beautiful and well-planned neighborhoods of the city.
As the race begins, runners will feel the energy and excitement, with cheering crowds lining the streets, boosting their morale and making their journey both fulfilling and memorable. Race participants will experience the charm and unique culture of Des Moines, passing by all the beautiful parks, historic landmarks, and local businesses that make the city so special. The event culminates back at the Courthouse.
For those looking for a shorter distance, the series also offers a 10K and 5K race, providing accessibility to all skill levels. The KidsFit One Mile Fun Run is another exciting and engaging event for children ages five to fifteen. You can make it a fun family outing for all!
Des Moines is known for its hip and cool community, and The Greater DSM Hy-Vee Half Marathon Series is the perfect opportunity to see and explore the city’s unique charm and hidden gems. There are many travel and lodging options available, and participants can also take advantage of the many tourist attractions available in the city.
Race Weather & Climate
On September 15th in Des Moines, Iowa, the average high temperature typically ranges from 75 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low temperature falls between 54 and 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Des Moines experiences an average annual rainfall of around 35 inches, which is considered typical for the state of Iowa. Situated in central Iowa, Des Moines is the state’s capital and largest city, offering a mix of urban amenities and outdoor activities for residents and visitors alike.
Greater Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon Race Results
Greater Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Greater Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:30 AM CDT.
The course closes at 1:00 PM CDT.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Greater Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $45.00 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $30.00 fee for the 10k.
- There is a $25.00 fee for the 5k.
- There is a $20.00 fee for the kid’s one mile fun run.
- There is a $45.00 fee for the virtual half marathon.
- There is a $45.00 fee for the virtual 10k.
- There is a $35.00 fee for the virtual 5k.