Des Moines Women's Half Marathon

Sat May 1, 2021 Des Moines, IA 50315 US Directions RaceJoy Ready

1/2 Marathon

2:00PM CDT - 7:30PM CDT

3- Person Team Relay

2:00PM CDT - 7:30PM CDT


3:00PM CDT - 6:00PM CDT


5:00PM CDT - 7:30PM CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

1901 Bell Ave
Des Moines, IA US 50315

The Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon (DSMWHM to our friends) isn’t your average running event. It’s like the hype session + living room dance party before a night out with friends but stretched over some of the most beautiful, and flat, miles in the midwest.

Reimagined for 2021 to bring back in-person running in a safe way, while retaining the energy and unique experience that has made this a destination event for thousands of women each year.

Get ready to crush some goals, toast some glasses, and party like it’s 2021.  

Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for Des Moines Women's Half Marathon.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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