what is the event


Year Round Walk

SN: 117968 - 2021 / Y1464

when is the event

From Sat, Jan 2nd, 2021 to Dec 31st, 2021

Start box available: Dawn to dusk

where is the event

Des Moines, Iowa

The address/location to the Physical Start Box (PSB) for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

909 Robert D Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Rockin' Around the Clock


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Long description

Botanical Garden hours10 am-5 pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. This walk is on city sidewalks and multi-purpose trails along the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers and around Gray's Lake. Two 5K routes available, one starting and ending at the Botanical Garden, the other a remote start at Gray's Lake. Walk through Gray's Landing, a new development and over two different lighted pedestrian bridges.

conditions for the event

Distance: 5k & 11k, Rating: 1A

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Easy

Wheelchairs: Medium


One of the nation's biggest and best Farmer's Markets is on Saturday mornings May thru October 7AM - Noon in the Court Ave District. World Food Prize Building is open on Sat mornings from 9 AM - 1PM. Walk box is located in the alcove to your right when you walk in the door. Please contact Deb for walk directions if you would like to do the walk before or after Center is open. This walk is part of Iowa's Walking Club County Program, Polk County

Awards and fees: B Award

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

909 Robert D Ray Dr From West I-235 Exit E 6th St go right (S) to Des Moines St. Turn right on Des Moines St 5 blocks to Robert D Ray Dr and turn right. From East I-235 Exit E 6th St go left (S) to Des Moines St. Turn right on Des Moines St 5 blocks to Robert D Ray Dr and turn right.

event sponsor

Greater Des Moines Volkssport Assn. (AVA-0250)

Event website: iowaswalkingclub.org

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.