The Blazing 5k and Mile

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The Blazing 5k and Mile
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Get ready for the thrill of the Blazing 5k – the Midwest's premier speed challenge now doubling as the USATF Iowa Road 5k State Championship! Mark your calendars for October 6th, 2024, because it's going to be the 5th spectacular year of flat and fast courses wrapped in competitive spirit. Whether you're here to crush your personal best or bask in the high-energy atmosphere, this is the race that caters to all – from elite runners chasing a hefty prize purse to weekend warriors seeking that finish-line high.
Feeling extra speedy? Try out the newly added mile race! We're about making every stride count with spectators cheering you on every step of the way. The prize? Not only glory but an enticing pot that's grown each year. So, lace up those running shoes – whether you're aiming for a sub-16 or sub-20 minute finish, there's a chance for free entry and, of course, the coveted Blazing title. Don't wait – full 2024 event details are coming soon, and you won't want to miss out!
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Open 5K Race (Any and everyone is welcome! Bring your speed!), Open 5K Race + All-Comer's Mile, Elite Female 5k Run (Cutoff 20:00), and 4 more
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Sun, Oct 6, 2024
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Des Moines, United States
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Location
2201 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321, USA
Start times
Sunday, Oct 6, 2024
Open 5K Race (Any and everyone is welcome! Bring your speed!): 8:00 AMOpen 5K Race + All-Comer's Mile: 8:00 AMElite Female 5k Run (Cutoff 20:00): 9:00 AMElite Female 5k Run + All-Comer's Mile: 9:00 AMElite Male 5k Run (Cutoff 16:00): 9:30 AMElite Male 5k Run + All-Comer's Mile: 9:30 AMAll-Comer's Mile: 10:15 AM
Here are the distances available for The Blazing 5k and Mile
Open 5K Race (Any and everyone is welcome! Bring your speed!)
Distance
5km
Elite Female 5k Run (Cutoff 20:00)
Distance
5km
Elite Male 5k Run (Cutoff 16:00)
Distance
5km
All-Comer's Mile
Distance
1mi
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2201 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321, USA
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