Dam to Dam, Iowa's Distance Classic, holds a special place in our hearts. The staff here at Fleet Feet Davenport has completed it a combined 17 times and we'd love for you to join us as we prepare for the last running on June 2, 2018!
Not familiar with the race? Dam to Dam began in 1980 as a 20k. Runners begin on top of the Saylorville Lake Dam and make their way to downtown Des Moines, crossing over the Des Moines River at the Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge. In 2014, the race bumped up the mileage and became a half marathon (an additional 0.7 miles for those doing the math.) The last year of Dam to Dam will be going back to the traditional 20k route and distance. Some of the highlights along the route include: beautiful morning views atop Saylorville Lake Dam, Memorial Hill which is lined with flags and a group of kilt wearing bagpipers await you at the top, great volunteers at water stations (some even themed), running along the Des Moines River and finishing near the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.
Other things not to be missed that set this race apart: the pre-race packet pickup party (beer, snacks, live music), Brooks participant shirt and socks, post-race party at Cowles Commons in downtown Des Moines all morning (beer, ice cream, live music, pulled pork sandwiches and more!)
Sound pretty awesome? Trust us, IT IS.
Ready to train for it and make fun friends along the way? Here ya go: https://www.fitvil.com/group/3566-2018springhalfmarathontraining/
Join us as we prepare for the last installment of Dam to Dam! Over the course of 12 weeks the certified coaches and training experts at Fleet Feet Davenport will help prepare you for a kick butt time on race day. The program begins on March 13th and leads up to Dam to Dam on June 2nd. Whether this is your first longer distance race, or you want to improve there is a place for you. We will be meeting on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Our first meetup on March 13th will be focused on the plan outline, training goals, meeting your training partners and mentors, and getting out for a short run together. You'll also get an awesome swag bag filled with goodies from Fleet Feet and our amazing program sponsors Saucony and Genesis Physical Therapy! It will be a celebration!
Your registration fee includes: Daily programming for 12 Weeks. Two weekly meetups with coaches, mentors and fellow participants. Access to educational content from training experts, area professionals, etc. Exclusive Training Program discount structure at Fleet Feet Davenport. Care from Genesis Physical Therapy for the entire program. Transportation & other logistical assistance in getting to Dam to Dam and packet pickup