2021 Virtual Grand Blue Mile | Des Moines, IA 50309 Presented By: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Drake University Dates: April 17, 2021 - April 25, 2021 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Overview Your Race. Your Pace. Your Mile Recreational - Competitive - Championship The 2021 virtual Grand Blue Mile takes place Saturday, April 17 through Sunday, April 25. Participants are encouraged to complete a one-mile run/walk at their convenience and submit their result during the week-long event Race packets will be mailed in early April to all participants. To ensure you receive your race packet before the launch of the virtual race, register by March 31 to allow for shipping and delivery between 7 – 10 business days.