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Mayor's Annual Ride and Run


On April 20th, join the Des Moines Park and Recreation Department for the 2019 Mayor’s Annual Ride and Run for Trails (MARR). New this year, the event will kick-off at Principal Park (1 Line Drive) with a breakfast from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.  The 5K and 1-mile family fun walk starts at 9 a.m., featuring a route inside the stadium and shown live on the videoboard. Mayor Frank Cownie will lead the 22-mile ride, which leaves the park at 10 a.m.  Proceeds for both events will go towards the construction of the Des Moines River Trail - Phase 2.

This year’s MARR festivities will include a pre-ride breakfast from 8:30am - 10:00am at Principal Park (starting line) and a drawing for a bike, valued at $600 and donated by Bike World. This year’s ride will consist of one 22-mile route.

2019 MARR Bike Route Map
2019 MARR Run Route Map


Children must be accompanied by an adult!

For more information call 515-248-6314 or email us.  

Registration Information

Register Online Here

  • Over 18 years - $35 per adult before April 18 and $50 per Adult from April 19 - 22.  Registration includes: refreshments, sag support, entry into the drawing, and a repair van.
  • Ages 5-18 - $5
  • Children less than 5 years old - FREE
Registration completed before April 1 is guaranteed to include a water bottle, refreshments at the rest stop, pre-ride breakfast from 8:30am - 10:00am at Principal Park (starting line), sag support, and the repair van.

Packet Pick up: Packets will be available the week of April 15-18 at 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr. PKWY from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On-Site Registration:  Saturday, April 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Principal Park.

Drawing Information

Each participant will be entered into a drawing for a $600 bike, donated by Bike World. The drawing will take place at 10:00am, Saturday 4/20 at Principal Park (1 Line Drive). Participants do not have to be present to win.


We would like to give a special Thank you to our partners that help make this event successful:

                                         IowaCubs130w                         Bike-World130wide