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Run, Walk or Ride a Virtual 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or 1 Mile Course of your choosing anywhere in Des Moines or Normandy Park this Fourth of July weekend. We encourage participants to proudly wear Red, White, and Blue, the colors of your country of origin, or the colors that represent you. Destination Des Moines and Rotary values diversity and celebrates 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 and help unite our great communities of people! All proceeds of this event support two local non-profit organizations: Destination Des Moines and Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park.
Here are the Details:
Every registered participant receives an American Flag, made in America.
Pre-Race: Pick up your Running of the Flags, American Flag (Swag) at one of the decorated Flag Stands listed below on Friday, July 3, 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm, or Saturday, July 4th, 8:00 am- 11:00 am.
This is a virtual event. Everyone is welcome to join in. Run it. Walk it. Bike it. Race safely with your family, friends, baby strollers, and pets. Participate wherever you choose and whenever you choose on July 4th-July 5th! Race on a trail, through your neighborhood, take a walk along city sidewalks, or along the waterfront! However you wish to cross the finish line is okay with us! Create your own Running of the Flags Finish Line and share your memorable photographs on this site and to Destination Des Moines and Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park Facebook pages.
Photo and Video Contest:
Here are some of the ways the Running of the Flags benefits your community:
Destination Des Moines presents community events such as Fireworks Over Des Moines, Waterland Festival and Parade, Waterland Wine and Art Walk, and Trick or Treat Path. Supports our Marina District and local small business development.
Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park funds local and global charities such as Des Moines Area Food Bank, Highline Schools Foundation, Music 4 Life, and worldwide Polio Eradication. Presents the Poverty Bay Wine Festival and Poverty Bay Blues and Brews events.
Don't want to run, walk, or bike? Consider making a donation to support the work that Destination Des Moines and Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park are doing in our community. Click HERE to make a donation.
Want to learn more about these two organizations. Check out their websites:
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