The Red Flannel Run is the unofficial start of the running season in Des Moines and consists of a 3- and 5-mile run. Proceeds go toward the Wellmark YMCA Annual Campaign, helping to make the YMCA accessible to all.
Red Flannel Run at our Riverfront YMCA brought together over 2,000 runners for a 3-mile and 5-mile race in sub-zero temperatures. More runners means more body heat at the starting line. Invite your friends!
Save with early registration rates!
$15 youth (12 and under, through Feb. 11, 2015)
$25 adult (through Dec. 14, 2014)
$50 family (through Dec. 14, 2014)
Registration is open! Click the following to register-
About the Red Flannel Run
The YMCA Red Flannel Run was first held in honor of Luke Altmix Simmons in 2013. Luke was an adventure-seeking athlete. In 2007, while on a trail run in Colorado, Luke was struck by a bolt of lightening that ended his life. Luke's family and friends hold events in his honor with his memory as motivation. Read more of Luke's story here.
Start and finish will be at the Wellmark YMCA. One loop out and back on mostly flat, concrete-surfaced streets.
Course maps TBA
Packet pick-up is at the Wellmark YMCA (501 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa).
Friday, February 13, 2015
Packet pick-up: 4-7 p.m. on
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Packet pick-up: 7-8:30 a.m.
5-mile run AND 3-mile walk/run: 9 a.m.
A post-race meal will be served at the Wellmark YMCA immediately following the run. The meal is free to all participants.The meal is sponsored by Embassy Suites, Panera Bread, Loffredo Fresh Produce, Anderson Erickson Dairy Co, Iowa Pork Producers, Rotella's and Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
3 Mile Run:
Special award to 1st and 2nd place male and female in each age division as follows: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Older. Awards mailed after race.
Overall Award - Best time for both male and female. Awards received on Race Day!
5 Mile Run:
Special award to 1st and 2nd, place male and female in each age division as follows: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Older. Awards mailed after race.
Overall Award - Best time for both male and female. Awards received on race day!
+Penguin Award - Best dressed participant in red flannel
+Icy Cupid Award - Best dress couple in Valentine's Day apparel
+Iditarod Award - Traveled the furthest distance to participate and dressed in red flannel (maximum of 2 prizes awarded)
+Igloo Award - Largest number of participants from one family racing together and dressed in red flannel (prizes limited)
+Frosty Cubicle Award - Best dressed co-workers in red flannel (5-person max)
+Sled Dog Award - Best dressed dog in red flannel