Spooky Sprint – Des Moines Half Marathon 10k & 5k

Sunday, October 20, 2024 Des Moines, IA

Spooky Sprint – Des Moines Half Marathon 10k & 5k in Des Moines, IA

Gear up for a spooktacular experience at the annual Spooky Sprint 5K/10K & Half Marathon! This Halloween-themed event is a festive delight for the entire family. Don’t miss out on the thrilling fun, including designer shirts, custom medals, chip-timing with live results and awards, and free photos capturing the hauntingly good memories.

As you cross the finish line, indulge in delicious treats and, of course, FREE donuts! Grab your friends and family for an unforgettable day of Halloween-themed running joy. Can’t make it to the race? No worries! Opt for the virtual race option, allowing you to run anywhere, anytime and still earn the fantastic swag.

Youth-based pricing makes it accessible for all, with 12 & Under participants in the 5K/10K priced at only $15. Half Marathon registration includes a custom bib, designer shirt, awesome finisher medal, and a coveted 13.1 pin. The 10K and 5K registrations also feature custom bibs, designer shirts, and impressive finisher medals. The 1 Mile registration comes with a designer shirt and a charming challenge pin.

Don’t miss the kid’s dash—a fun, untimed dash for kiddos aged 10 and under. The registration includes a mini bib, youth-sized shirt, and kid’s dash pin. If your child wishes to join the kid’s dash without the SWAG, they are welcome to run for free on race day.

Secure your spot by registering before Sunday at midnight the weekend BEFORE the race to guarantee a shirt. The after-party is not to be missed, featuring a run through haunted trails, a thrilling costume contest, trick-or-treat aid stations, photo ops, a live DJ spinning Halloween hits, and finisher medals for all participants. The post-race celebration offers complimentary food and drinks, including FREE fresh, gourmet mini donuts, granola bars, fruit, and water. Join us for a frightfully fun and fit celebration!

Race Weather & Climate

Des Moines is situated in the central part of Iowa, serving as the capital and largest city in the state. Located approximately 125 miles northeast of Omaha, Nebraska, Des Moines is a major urban center known for its economic diversity, cultural attractions, and political significance. As part of central Iowa, it provides residents with a mix of educational, recreational, and employment opportunities in the heart of the state.

On October 22nd in Des Moines, expect an average high temperature of around 61°F and a low of approximately 39°F. Fall is in full swing, providing cool and crisp days with chilly nights. The weather reflects autumnal conditions, and October typically sees an average rainfall of about 2 inches in Des Moines.

Spooky Sprint – Des Moines Half Marathon Race Results

Spooky Sprint – Des Moines Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Spooky Sprint – Des Moines Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

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


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Spooky Sprint – Des Moines Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $20 – $44 fee for the Spooky Sprint.

Spooky Sprint – Des Moines Half Marathon Race Website

Spooky Sprint – Des Moines Half Marathon Website

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