Wellmark YMCA Red Flannel Run

Des Moines, IA, USA
17 Feb, 2024 (Sat)


5 km, 6.2 mi


About the event

The Wellmark YMCA's 35th annual Red Flannel Run is Saturday, February 17, 2024 in downtown Des Moines. All proceeds help make healthy living accessible through the YMCA’s financial assistance program. The Red Flannel Run is the longest, consecutively produced race in the Des Moines area with a 5K and 10K option. What began as a couple of guys without dates on Valentine’s Day has grown to a community wide event of do-gooders dressed up in red flannel attire to raise awareness of the Wellmark YMCA and its mission of building community through healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. 

Embrace the cold. Run the race. Support the cause.


Packet Pick Up
February 16, 2024 at the Wellmark YMCA (time is TBD). 501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Race Day Parking:
Available at the parking garage on Locust Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue. To access this parking garage on race day, take 7th Street South to Locust Street. Go East on Locust Street and the entrance is on the North/Left side of the street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue. 
Parking also available at the parking garage on 5th street between Grand Avenue and Watson Powell Jr Way. To access this parking garage, go East on Locust Street to 4th Street. Go North/Left on 4th street to Grand Avenue. Go West/Left on Grand Avenue to 5th Avenue. Go North/Right on 5th Avenue to the parking garage entrance.


Races offered by this event

You have 36 weeks to prepare

10K Run

17 Feb, 2024 (Sat) - 09:00
6.2 mi
On site

5K Run

17 Feb, 2024 (Sat) - 09:05
5 km
On site