Runners - please take note that Dam to Dam can no longer be responsible for personal items you bring to the race. Therefore, we will not provide the bag drop service from the race start line to the finish line as has been done in the past. Please do not bring any personal belongings to the race which need to be transported to the finish line. Any belongings left at the starting line or along the race route will be donated to Charity. Thank you for your consideration.
The new 5K course has 4 turns, faster and completely separated from the Half-Marathon on MLK parkway to the finish. First place in 26 age divisions will received Brooks apparel. All 5K entrants will receive Brooks socks.
Check out the Brooks runner shirt and Brooks socks all Half-Marathon & 5k runners get with your Dam to Dam registration! Yellow runner shirts for everyone. To assist with sizing, note the medium women’s cut, in yellow, and medium men’s cut, in grey.
Want to train for the 5K or Half-Marathon but aren't sure how to get started? Need a little boost in your training? Check out the training tips below for a great plan to help you prepare to participate in the 2016 Dam to Dam!
5K Training Chart
Half-Marathon Training Chart
Need some help with hydration and nutrition as you train and prepare for race day? Try some of these nutrition tips to keep you hydrated and full of energy!
Need a little extra motivation while you train? Check out the download page to find a wallpaper or Facebook cover image to help motivate you and show everyone that you're running the 37th Dam to Dam!
First time running and wonder what to expect on the route? Just want to get a glimpse of the route without sweating? Check out the Half-Marathon Route Tour!
Ever wonder about the history behind Saylorville Dam? The flags on Morningstar Hill? Read about them and other sights you'll encounter during your Half-Marathon or 5K run in the Route Highlights.
Ever wonder the significance of the American Flags on Morningstar Hill? Check out the video - Honoring Iowa's Heroes