Capital Pursuit

  • Locust & 15th Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Capital Striders
  • Dates: September 15, 2019
  • Location: Downtown Des Moines
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 AM
  • Overview

    Capital Pursuit is a premier late summer race that takes participants through the vibrant streets of downtown Des Moines, down the beautifully tree lined streets near Drake University campus and ending at the amazing Western Gateway Park downtown. In it's 36th year, make sure not to miss one of Des Moines' longest running traditions.

    Capital Pursuit will be the "RRCA State 10 Mile Championship" again this year! 

    Time: 8:00 a.m. start for the 10mi. and 5k races; 10:00 a.m. for Pursuit Junior - Starting Line: Locust & 15th Street


    COURSE HYDRATION - There are 4 water stations on the 10 mile course and 1 water station on the 5k course. Gatorade will be available on the 10 mile course at two water stations, near the 4 and 8 mile points.

    CALLING ALL ELITES: The Capital Pursuit road race is again offering free entry to elite runners who meet time qualifications for the 10 mile race. The standards for the featured race are 58 minutes for the men, 1:04 for the women, or equivalent times for shorter or longer races.  Elite entry inquiries should be made to:


    • 10 Mile: $40.00 Registration (through 6/30/2018) $45.00 Registration (after 6/30/2018 until 9/13/2018)

    • 5K: $30.00 Registration (through 6/30/2018) $35.00 Registration (after 6/30/2018 until 9/13/2018)

    • After 9/13/2018: 10mi: $50 5k: $40

      • NOTE: Online registration closes after 9/13/2018. After 9/13/18 please register at Packet Pickup. Cash or Check Only. See Packet Pickup details below.

    • Capital Striders members receive a $5 discount