what is the event


Year Round Walk

SN: 117969 - 2021 / Y0021

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

Walking the United States - Capitals

Walking with America's Veterans


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

Long description

The trail goes through the Capitol Gardens, around the State Capitol and several war memorials on the Capitol grounds. It tours the East Village featuring unique shops and eateries and crosses the river to go through downtown Des Moines and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park and recrosses the Des Moines River on the Principal Riverwalk pedestrian bridge. Botanical Garden open 10 am- 5 pm. Closed on Mondays and holidays.

conditions for the event

Distance: 6k & 7k & 11k, Rating: 1A

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: Medium


Walk box is 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 outside of stated hours. 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 W 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 E 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.