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Saturday, April 13th 2019

Welcome to the Annual 5K Run 4 Missions

T-Shirt Notice:

In order to have T-Shirts available on Race Day, they had to be ordered on April 1st.   Although we ordered some extra of all sizes, we cannot guarantee a T-Shirt nor the desired size for registrations received after April 1.

T-Shirts for late registrants will be supplied on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Welcome to R4M - a new breed of 5k race here in Des Moines.

Last year participants enjoyed a family friendly “timing chip” race for the serious and casual runner alike. We offer prizes for the top 3 age group finishers (male & female) and the top 3 overall.  Since we are family friendly, each kid that races will receive an award. With a free breakfast following and a great cause we invite you and or your family to join us, 

April 13th - “Let’s Run4Missions!”

Activities Include
  • 5K Run

  • 1 Mile non-competitive Run/Walk

  • Tot Trot (Pre-K)

  • Accu Chip Timing

  • Pancake Breakfast

  • Free T-Shirt For Registrants

Run 4 Missions 2019
Run 4 Missions is a 5k race and 1 mile walk/run hosted by Grace Church to help local athletes enjoy the campus at Grace Church and help cover the costs of students going on Mission’s Trips locally and around the world.  The race is designed to be family friendly yet, timing chip competitive.  With a kids race following the 5k and breakfast for all, it makes for a great start to a Saturday Morning
Need encouragement to join us?  Here are what others had to say about their experience!

When I first saw the Run 4 Missions advertised, I said, "there is no way this is for me"! I was in the middle of challenging myself on my first from couch to 5K, and I will be the first to admit I am not the most "fit" of the bunch. I began to pray, and asked my brother if he would do the run with me and he said, “Yes”. With my brother at my side the race day was here, the nerves started to settle in, and I began to think what did I get myself into... God calmed my nervers and gave me the verse Matthew 19:26 "with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" and off we went. 

3.1 miles later, I crossed that finished line and was flooded with tears and overwhelmed by the whole event. This was one of the hardest things physically I have endured, and I would not change it for a minute, and I look forward to this years Run 4 Missions.

~ Shelley Jarret