Race Information

Des Moines Mary's Meals Race to Feed Kids
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
May 8, 2021 - Saturday
10K, 5K run
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    Thank you for your support of Mary's Meals & our NEW Greenwood Park Route! 


    The Des Moines Mary's Meals: Race to Feed Kids isn't your average run/walk. It's a passion to end hunger for our world's youth - every single race registration will feed 1 child at our school in Malawi, Africa for an ENTIRE school year! For many of our youth, this may be their only meal of the day - and YOU are feeding them.  



    "Return to Run" Protocols:

    Working alongside Des Moines officials, we've made a number of changes to our 2021 event to help facilitate a safe environment for our runners and walkers. Some of these measures include (subject to change at any time):

    • Staggering Race Start Times

    • Moving the Post-Race Awards off-site

    • Requiring face coverings for all participants prior-to and following the run/walk

    • Increased hand sanitizing stations

    • Packet pick-up required prior to Race Day

    • Option to switch registration at any time from in-person to virtual




    You've asked - we've answered! For the 2021 Race to Feed Kids, we've included the ability for to you to DONATE to & FUNDRAISE for Mary's Meals! Get your family & friends on board with your mission to feed every child in their place of education. As an incentive to our kick-off year, we've added great perks including

    ~  Mary's Meals swag

    ~  Refunded race registration

    ~  Invitation to Meet & Greet with Mary's Meals founder, Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow


    Join us & start fundraising now by clicking HERE



    Race Options (all include option to purchase a Mary's Meals T-shirt at a reduced cost)

    • 5K Walk/Run

    • 5K Walk/Run Family Registration (Max 2 adults + children)

    • 10K Walk/Run

    • 5K Virtual Walk/Run (purchasing t-shirt adds $5 for shipping)

    • 10K Virtual Walk/Run (purchasing t-shirt adds $5 for shipping)

    *T-Shirts available for purchase include the *new* Mary's Meals clothing designs as well as our old favorites. Short Sleeve $10 - $12 and Long-Sleeve $15 - $17. There will not be a 2021 Race-specific T-shirt available for purchase. 




    Build Your Team + Name the Kitchen


    We're continuing this awesome promotion again for 2021! The team with the most registered members as of race day will earn the privilege of naming the school's kitchen in Malawi for one ENTIRE school year! This can include in-person along with virtual runners! Be sure to select your team when you register.

    For more information, see "Name the Kitchen" under the "Teams" tab. 



    For inquiries, please email us using the "Questions?" button below.


    *Race coordinated by 501(c)3, Heartland for Kids. "Feeding the world's youth with Mary's Meals".


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  • Added to our Directory
    Mar 23, 2020
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Mar 7, 2021
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