Mary's Meals' Race to Feed Kids

Sat May 7, 2022 Des Moines, IA 50312 US Directions
A simple solution to world hunger.
St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd St
Des Moines, IA US 50312


Join us in-person or virtually at 9am CDT for the 9th annual Race to Feed Kids in support of Mary’s Meals, an international feeding charity that provides a daily meal to children in their place of education. This isn’t just your average run/walk. Every single race registration will feed one child at a school in Malawi, Africa for an ENTIRE school year, helping to end hunger and change their story.

Gather with us after the race for family-friendly activities!

Thank you for your generous support of Mary's Meals and the Race to Feed Kids in Des Moines, Iowa!


Donation & Fundraising Options 

You asked and we answered! This year, we're including the ability for you to donate and fundraise for Mary's Meals. Get your family and friends on board to help feed children in their place of education. As an incentive for your fundraising efforts, we've added great perks including:

  • Mary's Meals swag
  • Refunded race registration
  • Meet & Greet invitation with Mary's Meals’ founder, Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow

Join us and start fundraising now by clicking here. Or click on the Incentives tab to learn more.


Race Options 

  • 5K Walk/Run
  • 5K Walk/Run Family Registration (Max 2 adults + children)
  • 10K Walk/Run
  • 5K Virtual Walk/Run (purchasing t-shirt adds $5 for shipping)
  • 10K Virtual Walk/Run (purchasing t-shirt adds $5 for shipping)

All participants will have the option to purchase Mary’s meals t-shirts at a reduced cost. T-shirts available for purchase include new designs, as well as some of our favorites from the past. Short sleeves range from $10-$12 and long sleeves range from $15-$17.


Build Your Team & Name the Kitchen

In year’s past, the team with the most registered members (as of race day) will earn the privilege of naming the kitchen at a school in Malawi for an ENTIRE school year! We’re so excited to continue this tradition again!

This includes both in-person and virtual runners. Be sure to select your team when you register for a change to participate. For more information, see “Name the Kitchen” under the Teams tab.


For inquiries, please email us using the "Questions?" button below.

*This race is coordinated by Heartland for Kids, 501(c)3. "Feeding the world's youth with Mary's Meals."

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