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Mayor's Annual Ride and Run

COVID-19: In response to recent guidance announced by the Centers for Disease Control and in our continued effort to keep patrons and staff safe, Des Moines Parks and Recreation has postponed the 2021 Mayor's Annual Ride and Run to September.

2021 MARR: Mayor's Annual Ride and Run
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Time: Run at 8 a.m. | Ride at 10 a.m.
Location: Principal Park (1 Line Drive)



On Saturday, September 18, join Des Moines Parks and Recreation for the 2021 Mayor's Annual Ride and Run (MARR)! In addition to the bike ride, Des Moines Parks and Recreation will offer a 4-Mile Run and Family Fun Walk to the day's events.

The 20-Mile Bike Ride will start at Principal Park (1 Line Drive) and will go Lake to Lake - traveling from Gray's Lake to Easter Lake prior to ending back at the stadium. The 4-Mile Run and the 1-Mile Family Fun Walk will start at Principal Park (1 Line Drive) with the route consisting of downtown trails. The run will begin at 8 a.m., allowing time to hop on a bike for the ride for just an additional $5.

Adult Run or Ride: $35 per adult before September 18 | $50 on-site
Youth Run or Ride: $5 for ages 5 through 17 | Children 4 and younger are free

For an additional $5, you can add the Ride or the Run!

The registration fee for adults includes a t-shirt, an entry to win a free bike, and a packaged snack at Principal Park from 8:30 - 10 a.m., refreshments at a rest stop along the route, and good company. The registration fee for youth does not include a t-shirt. 

Des Moines Parks and Recreation Administration Office located at 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy Monday, September 13 - Friday, September 17 between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The funds raised by this event will go to funding Fix-It Stations along our trails!

Fix-It Stations provide an increased and enhanced level of service to our trail users and support transportation and mobility options and outdoor recreation. Flat tires and loose fasteners are bound to happen when using a bicycle. With the availability of appropriate tools and knowledge, bicyclists can use the city's growing number of bicycle maintenance stations to help maintain their bicycle when utilizing the Des Moines trail system. 

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