Sat October 7, 2023 Directions
"All I want to do is Run, Drink Beer, and Cure Cancer!"


Blood, Sweat, & Beers 5K

10:00AM CDT - 2:00PM CDT

5k run/walk Website

Additional 5k run/walk information can be found at


1417 Walnut Street, Downtown Des Moines (post race party at The Walnut Bar / Restaurant)


Since 2015, the Blood Sweat & Beers 5K run/walk has been a premier event with the sole purpose of raising money to help support IOWA families who are struggling financially as a result of blood and/or pediatric cancer. You can learn more about our mission and the impact we make with Family Cancer Network by clicking here


1) Registration is NOW OPEN and will remain open through 11:59 p.m. on October 6, 2023. Race day registration will be available on-site from 8:00am to 9:30am (price will increase to $50).

2) Complete the 5k run/walk registration form. Swag pick-up will be Friday, October 6 (more details to come). If that doesn't work, you can also pick-up on Race Day morning beginning at 8:00am at The Walnut Restaurant  (1417 Walnut St, Des Moines).

3) Spread the word! Encourage your friends and family near and far to participate with you! Challenge yourself and each other to help those in need! Share your race photos with us and the community on Facebook and Instagram! Use these hashtags so we can follow along! #bsb5k #running #runningforcancer #familycancernetwork

Our funds go directly towards patient grants. Our patients are people, like you and us, trying to take care of themselves and their families. Now, more than ever, they need our help. Our founding purpose was, and still remains true, to help patients and families with the 'collateral damage' they face in the wake of a blood and/or pediatric cancer diagnoses. Even if you don't want to walk, run, skip, or jump - you can still support a family by CLICKING HERE TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE FAMILY CANCER NETWORK.. Thank you in advance from our grant recipients for your generosity!

Race Day & Packet Pick-Up Information Flyer

All your questions answered for packet pick-up, race day times, parking information, and same-day registration.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

In-Kind Support Sponsor

Grant Provider

5k run/walk Contact Info

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1417 Walnut Street, Downtown Des Moines (post race party at The Walnut Bar / Restaurant)


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