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Run, Walk, or Ride a Virtual 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, or Ultra Marathon Course of your choosing anywhere in our Des Moines area, Highline area, or really anywhere in the World to celebrate our diverse and healthy communities!
Destination Des Moines, Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park, and Des Moines Legacy Foundation value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Be part of the celebration to unite our great communities of people! All proceeds of this event support Community Charities!
Here are the Details:
Finish Line and Awards Ceremony: Pick up your Running of the Flags Race Medal, run t-shirt (if purchase) and take Finish Line photos on Monday, July 5, 10am-12noon, at Harper Studio, 605 S. 223rd Street, Des Moines, WA 98198 in the Marina District. Just show your registration receipt!
This is a virtual event. Everyone is welcome to join in. Run it. Walk it in one day or challenge yourself to complete an Ultra Marathon over multiple days!. Race safely with your family, friends, and pets. Participate wherever you choose and whenever you choose. Race on a trail, through your neighborhood, take a walk along city sidewalks, or visit the Des Moines waterfront! In fact, if you visit our Marina District businesses you can receive rewards! However you wish to cross the finish line is okay with us. Take plenty of Running of the Flags photos and share them on this site and on the Destination Des Moines Facebook page.
Photo and Video Contest:
Running of the Flags benefits your community through these organizations:
Destination Des Moines (Non-profit 501c6 Corporation) presents FREE community celebrations: Fireworks Over Des Moines, Waterland Festival and Parade, Marina District Trick or Treat Path, Art Walks, and Holiday Tree Lighting. (Live events coming again soon!). The mission is to grow our Marina District and local small business development. www.destinationdesmoines.org
Des Moines Legacy Foundation (Non-profit 501c3 Corporation) funds community charities: Des Moines Area Food Bank, Des Moines Park Play Areas, Youth Recreation, YETI, Senior Health, Wellness and Mobility, Farmers Market, Arts, and Running of the Flags and Scholarships for local people in need. www.DMLegacy.org Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park (Non-profit 501c ) funds community and international charities: Highline Schools Foundation, Music for Life, Des Moines Area Food Bank, and local and international service projects for people in need. www.dmnprotary.org
Don't want to run, walk, or bike? Consider making a donation to support the work that Destination Des Moines, Rotary Club, and Legacy Foundation are doing in our community. Click HERE to make a donation.
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