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Mary's Meals' Race to Feed Kids

Sat May 11, 2024 Des Moines, IA 50309 US Directions
A simple solution to world hunger.


Women of Achievement Bridge (East Side of Des Moines River)
700 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50309



Join us in-person or virtually at 9am CDT for the 11th 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 Mcheza 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:

  • FREE Mary's Meals T-Shirt for every $100 donated or fundraised 
  • 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)
  • 5K Virtual Walk/Run (purchasing t-shirt adds $5 for shipping)
  • 5K Walk Non-Timed / Donation Only

Note: We do not have 10K options this year. 

Continued for 2024: 5K Walk (Non-Timed / Donation Only): After having many participants over the years request an untimed option, we've created a "Donation Only" race event for this year. There will be no race registration fee and no bib assigned, and participants can make their donation toward Mcheza Primary School via the "Donate" tab on this website. 

Shirts: Participants will have the option to purchase Mary’s meals shirts at a reduced cost during the web registration. Shirts available for purchase include new designs, as well as some of our favorites from the past. Short-Sleeve ($15-$25), Long-Sleeve ($20-$30), and Crew Sweatshirts ($25-$35) will be available. 


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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