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6/3/2015 – 6/5/2015

Greater Des Moines Sporting Events

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Special Events

Dam to Dam - Iowa's Distance Classic

May 30, 2015
  • Location: From Saylorville Dam to downtown Des Moines
  • Times: varies - see website
  • Admission: see description below
  • Phone: n/a
  • Website

Half-Marathon: The Half-Marathon race is limited to 9,000 runners. $40 entry fee for the first 5,000 runners, $45 entry fee for next 2,000 runners (5001-7000) & $50 entry the last 2,000 runners (7001-9000). 36th Dam to Dam runner shirt:  Sign up in the first 36 days to guarantee your shirt size and a race bib personalized with your first name. After April 22nd, ...

Des Moines Blaze vs Racine Raiders

May 30, 2015

Des Moines Menace vs Springfield Synergy

May 30, 2015
  • Venue: Valley Stadium (Des Moines Menace)
  • 4440 Mills Civic Parkway
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Adult (Ages 19 and older): $9 per game; Youth (Ages 5 to 18): $7 per game of group events; Field-Level V.I.P.: $20 per game (one seat) ;
  • Website

Season tickets and group tickets available. - see website

Des Moines Roosters Australian Football

May 28, 2015
  • Location: Indian Hills Junior High
  • 9401 Indian Hills Drive
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-988-7640
  • Website

For more information:  www.desmoinesroosters.com.  

Iowa Barnstormers vs Wichita Falls

May 30, 2015

For more information/tickets: www.theiowabarnstormers.com.

Iowa Cubs vs Reno Aces

May 27, 2015
  • Location: Principal Park
  • One Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 6:35 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $7-$25; Ages 13 & Under & Seniors: $4-$25
  • Phone: 515-243-6111
  • Website

The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Their home games are played at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines.  For more information/schedule/tickets: www.iowacubs.com  

Iowa Cubs vs Reno Aces

May 28, 2015
  • Location: Principal Park
  • One Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 12:05 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $7-$25; Ages 13 & Under & Seniors: $4-$25
  • Phone: 515-243-6111
  • Website

The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. Their home games are played at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines.  For more information/schedule/tickets: www.iowacubs.com  

Lucas Oil Championship Cup Series #7 Plus 305s

May 30, 2015
  • Venue: Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 N Lincoln Street
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Times: Hot Laps @ 6:45 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $15/ Kids 0-19 Free
  • Phone: 641-842-5431
  • Email | Website

PELLA CORP & JDRF ARE RACING FOR A CURE FOR DIABETES NIGHT

Orchard Place Moonlight Classic

May 30, 2015
  • Venue: El Bait Shop
  • Court District
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 9:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Fundraiser
  • Phone: 515-287-9605
  • Email | Website

A night bike ride through the streets of downtown Des Moines and nearby trails. Contests for Best Bike Lights, Best Helmet Lights, Best Costume, Largest Team and Best Team Bus! Great prizes!! Cruise the streets in moonlight while supporting a great cause, the children of Orchard Place.

Thoroughbred Racing

April 18, 2015 to August 08, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Horse Racing is free and open to all ages to watch. Adults 21+ may place bets on the horses or within the adjacent casino. Opening night of live racing is Saturday, April 18; Thoroughbred | April 18 - August 8; Thursday - Saturday | Post time 6:30pm; Sunday | Post time: 1:00pm. Quarter Horse | August 15 - October 10; Friday & Saturday | Post time 6:30pm; Sunday | Po...

On-Going Events

Iowa Crush vs Colorado Freeze

May 30, 2015
  • Location: Martensdale H.S. Football Stadium
  • 3200 Inwood Road
  • Martensdale, IA 50160
  • Times: 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $10; Students/Seniors $5; Ages 7 & Under Free; Season Pass $30
  • Email | Website

The Iowa Crush are entering their 9th season and are ready to roll into 2015 with some great changes! If you have always wanted to play or coach tackle football - now is the time to jump on board! Click below to find out how to contact the team for more information. For more information/tickets: www.theiowacrush.com.

Sky Mania

Started April 10, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Sky Zone Des Moines
  • 1300 SE Gateway Dr.; Suite #103
  • Grimes, IA 50111
  • Times: 8 - 10 p.m.
  • Admission: $16
  • Phone: 515-986-2524
  • Email | Website

Every Friday for ages 10-15 and includes 90 minutes of jump time and pizza/drinks after.

Summer Bean Bag League

April 10, 2015 to May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Des Moines bean bag league will be played at the Hub Spot, located at the 210 Water St. at the corner of Court Ave., across from the Polk County Treasurers Office. The Hub Spot has a top-notch patio area serving concessions and adult beverages. Teams of two adults (18 and older) compete on Wednesday or Thursday nights for six weeks plus a tournament starting June 10. Cost i...

Swim Lesson Registration

April 01, 2015 to July 17, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Swim lesson class sizes are restricted and registration is first come first served. We have four sessions for swim lessons; in order to get your preferred class, dates and/or times, go online and sign up starting April 1 at 8:00 a.m. Classes offered this summer include: • Baby/Infant and Me • Preschool Swim • Learn to Swim Levels 1-5 • Adult Swimming Lessons

Toddler Time

Started April 08, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Location: Sky Zone Des Moines
  • 1300 SE Gateway Dr., Suite #103
  • Grimes, IA 50111
  • Times: 11 a.m. - Noon
  • Admission: $6 per Child; One Parent/Guardian Jumps Free
  • Phone: 515-986-2524
  • Email | Website

Every Wednesday and Thursday from 11AM-12PM. $6 a child (5 & under), and a parent/guardian jumps for free.

Ultimate Frisbee Registration

May 05, 2015 to July 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

New this fall, Des Moines Parks and Recreation will offer an Adult Coed Ultimate Frisbee league at Cownie Soccer Complex. Team and individual registration will be open from May 4 - July 31 for those 18 years and older. Individual sign up is $25, while team sign up is $375 (up to 16 people). League play will begin August 12th and conclude November 5th. A post-season tournament...

 


The Parent Organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission
400 Locust Street, Suite 265, Des Moines, IA 50309-2350 (800) 451-2625
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