Info below current as of 2020 race, which was not held due to the pandemic. 

Run with the Police will return in 2024 – details coming soon.

Run with the Police 2020 5K Fun Run/Walk Presented by Conlin Properties

The sixth annual 5K Fun Run/Walk (Run with the Police) takes place in downtown Des Moines. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to participate in the timed race!

Race Info

Race day is Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 9:00am.

2020 race proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Iowa.  Participants are encouraged to collect donations above and beyond the registration fee as all donations will go directly to the charities.

Every other day, Make-A-Wish Iowa is granting a wish to a child with a critical illness. These wishes provide children with the strength and optimism needed to complete their treatment. Donations to Make-A-Wish Iowa go toward covering the costs of a wish – currently averaging at $13,000 – and providing children and their families with memories that last a lifetime.

Race Course


$35 now through March 30, 2020. 

$45 March 31 through May 13, 2020.

Online registration ends 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Day of race entries must register at the race site.

Event Schedule

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Packet Pickup, 11am-2pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 521 East Locust, Des Moines.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Packet Pickup, 3pm-6pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 521 East Locust, Des Moines.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Packet Pick-up & Registration, 7-8:30am at Des Moines Police Station, 100 Block of East Court Avenue.

Race Start, 9:00am at Des Moines Police Station, 100 Block of East Court Avenue.

Additional Info

All ages welcome

Costumes, strollers, dogs welcome!

Race Medal

All participants receive a participant medal!

Race Shirt

All participants will receive a dri-fit t-shirt with their registration.  (2020 shirt color TBD).