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8/15/2014 – 8/23/2014

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Special Events

2014 Midwest Football Classic

August 30, 2014 to September 01, 2014

Get ready for the 2014 Midwest Football Classic on August 30 thru September 1, 2014! There will be 2 divisions: Select & League Divisions in each grade. 4th - 5th - 6th - 7th - 8th Grade Divisions: $400 Entry Fee, 2 Game Guarantee. ALL TROPHY TOURNAMENT in Each Division - First 8 Teams that Complete Fees in Each Grade & Divis...

Color Fun Fest 5K

August 23, 2014
  • Venue: Iowa Cubs
  • 1 Line Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Adults $20; Ages 12 & Under Free
  • Email | Website

Come join us on August 23rd 2014 as we combine two of the most EPIC festivals in the world. Color Fun Fest brings the Holi Festival and the electronic dance movement together for the first time with a day and night glowing color 5K run.

Crash Test Dolls vs. TBA

August 23, 2014
  • Venue: Seven Flags
  • 2100 NW 100th Street
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: Doors open 6 p.m.; Event at 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 advance; $14 day of show; Ages 10 & Under Free
  • Website

 Advance tickets may be purchased online or at the Seven Flags Fitness Center Reception Desk located next to the Seven Flags Event Center between the hours of 5 AM and 11 PM daily.

Drake University vs Grandview Football

August 30, 2014

Football

Historic Baseball Game

August 30, 2014
  • Venue: Living History Farms
  • 11121 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 1:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $14/Adults, $8.50/Kids, Members Free
  • Phone: 515-278-5286
  • Email | Website

Watch our home team, the Walnut Hill Bluestockings, compete in 1870s-rules baseball games. Cheer the batters or “strikers” as they call their pitch and “Leg it” to first. The team makes sure kids have a chance to bat around at the end of the game!

Hy-Vee Kids Triathlon

August 30, 2014
  • Venue: Gray's Lake
  • 2100 Fleur Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: Information coming soon
  • Website

Hy-Vee Triathlon - Pre Race Informational Meetings

August 29, 2014 to August 30, 2014

This event is offered to all registered athletes to receive important information about the race, pick up packets and visit vendors

Hy-Vee Triathlon 2014

August 31, 2014
  • Venue: Gray's Lake
  • 2100 Fleur Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: See website
  • Admission: Individual $99; Team Relay $150
  • Website

Just as the Hy-Vee Triathlon has always been, this race is open to anyone wanting to participate. Whether you are a first time triathlete or a veteran to the sport! There is no qualification process to race in this event. HY-VEE TRIATHLON AGE GROUP ELITE The 2014 Hy-Vee Age Group Triathlon is the first qualifying event for the 2015 Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship. To race in th...

Iowa Cubs vs Oklahoma City

August 29, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Oklahoma City

August 30, 2014

Iowa Cubs vs Oklahoma City

August 31, 2014

Knoxville Enduro

August 24, 2014

For more information: www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Live Quarter Horse Racing

August 16, 2014 to October 11, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Prairie Meadows
  • 1 Prairie Meadows Drive
  • Altoona, IA 50009
  • Times: Fri - Sat 6:30 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m. through Oct 11 (no racing on 10/12)
  • Admission: No admission fee
  • Website

Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series Finals #18

August 23, 2014
  • Venue: Knoxville Raceway
  • 1000 N Lincoln Street
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • Times: Hot Laps 6:45 p.m.; Time Trials 7:15 p.m.
  • Admission: $15 - $25
  • Website

Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series Finals #18 - WalMart Night plus 305's (August 30 raindate)

Titan Mob Obstacle Course Mud Run

August 23, 2014

Obstacle Course Mud Run to be held at Living History Farms! For more information: www.lhf.org.

Yoga Brunch

August 31, 2014
  • Location: Hoq Restaurant
  • 303 E. 5th Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 8:30 a.m.
  • Admission: $25
  • Phone: 515-244-1213
  • Email | Website

Yoga Brunch

On-Going Events

Capitall Riders' Run with the Animals

April 21, 2014 to October 20, 2014 (Every Monday)
  • Location: McVay Trail Head Shelter
  • 300 Block of East 5th Street
  • Indianola,
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: N/A
  • Phone: 515-979-7751

Beginning Runner's Group -  A FREE running group for learning the basics of training and racing for all levels of runners. We run rain or shine, cold or heat - but we will wait for a storm to pass. If there is lightning, we will not run. Everyone who enjoys running. This will be a great way for new runners to learn from experienced runners in a safe and guided enviro...

TRX at Colby Park

August 09, 2014 to August 23, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Colby Park
  • 6900 School Street
  • Windsor Heights, IA 50324
  • Times: 7 a.m.
  • Admission: FIRST CLASS IS FREE! Otherwise, $15 drop-in or purchase a punch card
  • Email | Website

Join the FIT crew at Colby Park in Windsor Heights on Saturday mornings at 7:00am for a mix of TRX, Cardio and other strength-training tools. This high-energy class will get your blood pumping and your body ready to enjoy the rest of your weekend! If it’s raining we will move it indoors to FIT, located at 7108 University Ave. *Not recommended for individuals with shoulder...

Yoga at the Plaza

July 02, 2014 to August 27, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Venue: Brenton Skating Plaza
  • 520 Robert D. Ray Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-237-1456
  • Website

Des Moines Parks and Recreation invites you to participate in Yoga at the Plaza (520 Robert D. Ray Dr.) during your lunch hour. This 45-minute program will be held every Wednesday during July and August and will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sessions will be taught by local yoga instructors, so come join the fun and relax over your lunch break. Remember to bring your yoga mat or towel.

Yoga in the Park

June 07, 2014 to September 27, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Venue: Gray's Lake
  • 2100 Fleur Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 237-1456
  • Email | Website

Yoga in the Park, presented by Des Moines Parks and Recreation & Unity Point Health - Des Moines is back again for another summer. We invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at Gray's Lake. The class will be from 9 - 10:00 a.m. and will be held every Saturday beginning June 7 through September 27. Local volunteer inst...

 


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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