Dam to Dam

Dam to Dam 2015

Your Dam to Dam committee is already hard at work planning for the 36th year of Dam to Dam! When will the 2015 Dam to Dam be held? It is traditionally the Saturday after Memorial Day. In 2015, it will be Saturday, May 30. Registration will begin mid-March 2015.

Dam to Dam Mailing Address Change

Dam to Dam recently changed to a new mailing address. The new address is:
        Dam to Dam
        P.O. Box 12058
        Des Moines, IA 50312

2014 Half-Marathon Official Finisher Certificates Are Here!! -
Click Below To Print Yours!

2014 Certificate

Find your 2014 race results here!

5K Overall

5K Age Division

Half Marathon Overall

Half Marathon Top Age Division

2014 Raceday Information!

As we close in on raceday, we've prepared information to help you!

2014 Entrant List Entrants -
Find your
2014 Invited Runners Invited
2014 Half-Marathon Map Half-Marathon
2014 5k Map 5K
2014 Runner Brochure Printable runner brochure -
all the vital race day information!
2014 National Anthem Singer Dani Heikkila National Anthem Singer -
Dani Heikkila

Half-Marathon Route Tour

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!

Dam to Dam Announces 2014 Course Entertainment

Dam to Dam has put together a fantastic lineup of entertainment for the 2014 Half-Marathon and 5K routes! Read More....

Route Highlights

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.

5K Fitness Sports Gift Certificate Winners Announced!

Katelyn Spivey of Pleasant Hill and Josh Bowen of Johnston each won a $100 Fitness Sports gift certificate for being the 1,000th & 2,000th 5K entrants! Congratulations!

Half-Marathon Is Full! - Good Luck To All 9,000 runners!

2014 Dam to Dam, Iowa’s Distance Classic on May 31st, has reached its limit of 9,000 runners! Keep training and preparing for the 13.1 miles from Saylorville Dam to downtown Des Moines. Read more...

Race Shirt

2014 colors are RED for men/unisex and BLUE for women (with a limited number of black in both styles). Wear your Dam to Dam shirt proudly throughout the summer - so please select the correct size and style. When you register, the shirt you select will be the shirt you receive at packet pickup. The sizing is the same as 2013, Brooks men's/unisex or women's sized shirts. Read more...

Here's What You Get

Dam to Dam is 35 years old, we're celebrating just for you. As a non-profit and strictly volunteer organization of Des Moines runners (always have been, alway will be) we pour everything back into the race, especially for the 35th anniversary. Read more...

Train For The Half-Marathon Now

The weather is changing, time to lace up those running shoes and really get ready for Iowa's Distance Classic. Registration opens later than most "big-time" races, why? We want to make sure you are committed and ready to complete 13.1 miles. Before you sign up you should be running 10-20 miles as a novice runner, 20-30 miles as a intermediate runner and 30+ miles as a advance runner. Be at the starting line May 31st, confident and ready to make the trek from Saylorville Dam to downtown Des Moines. Use this chart to help with your training!

Dam, It's A Half-Marathon

It was a struggle, it was a hard decision, it wasn't easy. After 34 years as a 20 kilometer, the race is now a Half-Marathon. 13.109 miles not 12.428 miles, just .681 miles longer. The start stays the same, Saylorville Dam isn't moving. The comfortable finish area, Western Gateway Park is perfect. Connecting the two, start & finish, is no easy task. Breaking tradition was gut wrenching but the new course is perfect and everyone will have a new PR (personal record) on it. The Dam to Dam organizers help explain the change in more detail. Read more...

Dam History
History of Dam to Dam

Dam Group Photos
We want your photos from 2010-2014! Must have at least 10 in the photo. Check out the photos sent already!
Group Photos

2013 Results Booklet
2013 Results Booklet


We would like to thank our primary race sponsor, Nationwide Insurance. This event is possible because of their continuing support and dedication.