WELCOME! Welcome the 11th annual Race for Hope Des Moines!  Our event has had a successful 10 years and we are excited to celebrate the next decade!  If this is your first time visiting, just scroll through this site for more information.  If you are a return guest, we hope this website contains all the info you need to be ready for the race! We are always working to improve your online experience. If you can’t find any information, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the link above.

OUR EVENT: The eleventh annual Race for Hope DSM on May 13, 2023 will bring together over 1,000 runners, walkers, children, families, businesses, and supporters to Water Works Park in Des Moines for Iowa’s largest brain tumor research community fundraiser.

Kids Fun Run | 2K Walk | USATF 5K Run/Walk | USATF 10.1K Run

5K Course: IA14018MF
10.1K Course: IA15016MF

2023 Fundraising Goal: $50,000

Race for Hope DSM is held every May in conjunction with Brain Tumor Awareness Month to increase awareness, bring the community together, to celebrate our brain tumor heroes who have fought and those who are still fighting, and raise funds for the following organizations:

National Brain Tumor Society partners with the world’s leaders in research, public policy and clinical care to advance the understanding of brain tumors, expand the availability of new treatments and drive the discovery of a cure.

Dragon Master Foundation works to create a large-scale database of molecular, genetic, clinical and environmental data to assist researchers. By collaborating data, they are able to find trends and similarities to link individuals to clinical trials more quickly and assist researchers in determining potential causes and cure.

Children’s Cancer Connection exists to enhance the lives of families affected by childhood cancer by providing quality programs for education, recreation, and support.
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