Apr 21 - Mar 27

Surety Hotel • Drake University - Knapp Center

“The Drake Relays presented by Xtream is not just one of the world’s greatest athletic competitions,” Director of the Drake Relays Blake Boldon said. “It is a weeklong, family-friendly community celebration. From elementary school students to world record holders, and from grandparents to die-hard track and field fans, there is a place for everyone to participate and attend as a fan.”

As always, Relays week will kick off with the 56th edition of the Drake Road Races on Sunday, April 21. This year, the historic half marathon, 10k and 5k will be followed that same afternoon by the world-famous Beautiful Bulldog competition with bulldogs from across the region and country vying for the title of ‘Most Beautiful Bulldog’. This marks the first time since 2018 in which Drake Road Race finishers and their families can stay for this family friendly event in the Knapp Center.

“The Drake Relays is not only America’s Athletic Classic, but also essential to our metro,” Catch Des Moines CEO and President Greg Edwards said. “For 113 years the Relays has hosted thousands of Olympic, professional, collegiate and high school athletes from around the world. Some are visiting Des Moines for the first time and creating lasting lifetime memories.”

Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom All-Session tickets are on sale now at DrakeTix.com/drakerelays.

2024 Drake Relays Full Week Schedule:
Sunday, April 21:
Drake Road Races: 7:30am – Forest Ave./Drake Stadium
Beautiful Bulldog Contest: Doors open at 1pm – Knapp Center
Monday, April 22:
Vault at Jordan Creek hosted by Catch Des Moines: 6pm – Jordan Creek Town Center
Tuesday, April 23:
Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield: 6pm – Grand Avenue, Downtown Des Moines
USATF 1-Mile Road Championships: Grand Avenue, Downtown Des Moines
Wednesday, April 24:
Shot Put Team Showcase: Doors open at 5pm – Drake Fieldhouse
Wednesday, April 24 through Saturday, April 27:
114th Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom – Tickets now available at DrakeTix.com/drakerelays