43nd Drake Relays On-the-ROADS
2011 alphabetical Drake
entry list is here
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, April 30, 2010 - - 8:00 a.m. start for 8 Kilometer & Half-Marathon
Register Online at
through Wednesday noon - April 21.
$20 for 8 Kilometer and $25 for Half through Wednesday - April 20,
$25 for 8 Kilometer and $30 for Half through Wednesday noon - April 27,
Download copy of this entry info here (pdf
pdf reader ).
$20 for 8 Kilometer through Wednesday - April 20, don't
mail after April 20!
$25 for Half-Marathon through Wedsday - April 20, don't mail after April 20!
Late Registration at the Fine Arts Building
$30 (8 km) and $35 (Half) at packet pickup on Friday 4 to 7 p.m. - April 29
$35 (8 km) and $40 (Half) at packet pickup on Sat. 7 to 7:30 a.m. - April 30
To receive ASICS socks you must pre-register. Socks not
provided to late registration entrants on april 29 and 30.
Credit cards are accepted for online entry only at www.GetMeRegistered.com
No refunds on entry fees or transferring of race numbers.
Runners not wearing the correct race number will be disqualified and asked to not
enter the race in the future.
PACKET PICKUP (no packets mailed
Asics Running Socks to the first 2000 who pick up their packets on Friday, April
29. To receive ASICS socks you must pre-register. Socks not provided to late registration
entrants, April 29 and 30.
Friends and relatives of entrants can pick up runner packets.
Friday 4 to 7 p.m., April 29 at Drake Fine Arts Center, Carpenter &
25th Street, adjacent to the finish area, enter via the southwest corner.
Saturday 7 to 7:30 a.m., April 30 at the Drake Fine Arts
Center (shirt size not guaranteed race day).
Interested? Race entrants with assigned race number will be posted at www.FitnessSports.com
Thursday, April 28 by 12 noon.
CHIP TIMING (times determined by start gun)
All runners will be provided a chip which must be affixed to your shoe and returned
after you finish. Failure to wear or return your chip will result in disqualification.
There is a $10 charge for chips not returned.
The gun start will be use to time all runners. The start is on a wide street.
Please line up according to pace, be fair. Faster pace runners, less than 7 minutes
per mile pace line up in the front of the start area, runners with a pace over 10
minute per mile pace line up at the back of the start area.
All entrants receive a great summer short sleeve 100 percent cotton shirt with a
colorful front logo. A very clean looking shirt with no sponsors on the shirt.
START: 8 AM.
Adjacent to Drake Stadium on Forest Avenue east of 28th Street. No early starts,
bikes, baby joggers, dogs, roller blades are permitted. Headphones or electronic
listening devices are permitted but discouraged for the safety of yourself and other
runners. No clothes bag drop off available.
Alimited number of restrooms are available at the start and finish area, please plan
8 KM COURSE: . . . . .course
8 Kilometer is 4.97 miles, the course is protected for an 11 minute pace, the finish
line closes at 9 a.m, strictly enforced! USA T&F certified course on out &
back route, mostly flat. All miles marked, splits & display clocks every mile
and 4 water stations.
HALF-MARATHON COURSE: . . . . .course map here
The Half-Marathon is 13.1 miles, the course is protected for an 11 minute pace, the
finish line closes at 10:30 a.m. USA T&F certified course with mile 3 through
11 rolling, the last two miles are flat. All miles marked, splits & display clocks
at 1, 2, 5 & 10 miles and 10 water stations. A challenging, tree lined and park
like course that runners have consistently enjoyed and considered the best Half-Marathon
course in Iowa.
Both the Half-Marathon and 8 Kilometer finish near 25th & Carpenter Avenue adjacent
to the Drake's Fine Arts Building (packet pickup area), two blocks from Drake Stadium.
Medical, refreshments, osteopathic treatments by Des Moines University, showers and
the awards ceremony are all near the finish.
Half-Marathon Finisher Medal (must finish under 2 1/2 hours)
All Half-Marathon runners finishing in 2 1/2 hours or less will receive a Drake Relays
On-the-ROADS Half-Marathon medal after turning in their chip at the finish area.
Average starting temperature 49 degrees. 2009 it rained lightly prior to the race,
cleared, was overcast and perfect morning for road racing. It rained hard in 2002
and lighter in 2006 during the race. Race day has been perfect for running 13 of
the past 15 years.
8 Kilometer Awards at 9 a.m. & Half-Marathon Awards at 10 a.m. on the lawn area
just west of the finish line. Results posted instantly near the award area.
Shower facilities available 9 to 11 a.m. (free) at the Bell Center on 27th
Street north of Forest Avenue (east of the stadium), bring your own towel.
Results posted at www.FitnessSports.com Saturday, April 30. Check out race photos and order your running
photo at www.jolesch.com.
The weather was 62 degrees at the start for 863 half-marathon finishers and 1072
eight Kilometer finishers. Records were set in two age divisions. Look up last year's
results at www.FitnessSports.com
Overall winner of the 8 Kilometer & Half Marathon, both male & female receive
special one of a kind Drake Relays sunglasses.
CASH AWARDS (open & age division - gun time):
Top open finishers of the 8 Kilometer & Half-Marathon, both male & female
receive first-$500, second-$300 and third-$150. $100 award bonus for top Iowan in
the 8 Kilometer & Half-Marathon male or female.
Age Division $100 awards will be given to the first runner beating 8 Kilometer
records or Half-Marathon records in the following age divisions.
8 Kilometer Men: Open, 23:40; 35-39, 24:15; 40-44, 24:29; 45-49, 26:59; 50-54, 28:09;
55-59, 28:56; 60-64, 32:11; 65-69, 33:19; 70 plus, 39:47 and Women: Open, 27:05;
35-39, 28:06; 40-44, 30:21; 45-49, 29:47; 50-54, 30:19; 55-59 35:11; 60 plus, 41:12.
Half-Marathon Men: Open, 1:07:45; 35-39, 1:09:27; 40-44, 1:12:56; 45-49,
1:17:09; 50-54, 1:21:33; 55-59, 1:25:26; 60-64, 1:29:19; 65-69 1:31:43; 70 plus,
1:48:20 and Women: Open, 1:16:06; 35-39, 1:16:06; 40-44, 1:23:15; 45-49, 1:29:56;
50-54, 1:33:29; 55-59 1:43:14; 60 plus 2:04:13.
AGE DIVISION AWARDS (pickup by
All age division winners (1 to 3 per age division) receive Drake Relays On-the-ROADS
ASICS apparel. Awards distribution determined by previous year's quantity and quality
in each age division.
8 Kilometer Men: 19 & under (2), 20-24 (3), 25-29 (3), 30-34 (3), 35-39 (3),
40-44 (3), 45-49 (3), 50-54 (3), 55-59 (2), 60-64 (2), 65-69 (1), 70 plus (1) and
Women: 19 & under (1), 20-24 (3), 25-29 (3), 30-34 (3), 35-39 (3), 40-44 (2),
45-49 (2), 50-54 (1), 55-59 (1), 60 plus (1).
Half-Marathon Men: 19 & under (1), 20-24 (3), 25-29 (3), 30-34 (3), 35-39 (3),
40-44 (3), 45-49 (3), 50-54 (2), 55-59 (2), 60-64 (1), 65-69 (1), 70 plus (1) and
Women: 19 & under (1); 20-24 (2), 25-29 (3), 30-34 (3), 35-39 (3), 40-44 (3),
45-49 (2), 50-54 (1), 55-59 (1), 60 plus (1).
ALL-TIME RACE RECORDS (1969 to 2010)
Shorter races (20,305 total finishers): 8
Kilometer(1993 to 2010) Kevin Herd 23:40 (95) and Diane
Nukuri 27:05 (09) and 10 Kilometer (1988 to 1992) Yobes Ondieki 27:46 (89) and Janis Klecker 31:44
Longer races (18,916 total finishers):Half
Marathon (1994 to 2010) Matt Gabrielson 1:07:45 (07) and
Robin Friedman 1:16:06 (09) and Marathon (1969 to 1993) Charlie McMullen 2:15:19 (78) and Janice Arenz 2:47:46
Half-Marathon & 8 Kilometer in-depth all-time open & age division male &
female records at Winner
RunAblaze Iowa Team
Drake Relays On-the-ROADS is proud to assist Iowa's top runners by supporting Runablaze
Iowa. Runablaze Iowa athletes are based throughout Iowa. Formed in 2006, the purpose
of the team is to improve post-collegiate Iowa distance running. For more information
about the team, visit the web site www.runablaze.com
HOUSING & PARKING:
For information about the Des Moines area checkout www.SeeDesMoines.com Parking is available on city streets (not on the race course) and
the Drake Relays parking lots for a fee.
Get your seat for the 102nd Drake Relays on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. For
ticket information contact the Drake Relays Ticket Office (515) 271-3647 or www.DrakeRelays.org.,
This web site contains all the information about the race. If you need further assistance
contact the 43rd Drake Relays On-the-Roads e-mail email@example.com
DAY OF THE RACE INSTRUCTIONS:
Wear your own assigned race number pinned to the front of your clothing and chip
attached to your shoe. At the start, position yourself according to pace. Run on
the right side of the road, unless directed otherwise. On Polk Bvld - 8 km &
Half-Marathon runners will be split as directed
2010 ON-THE-ROADS RACE COMMITTEE
Lou Barmish - Course Timers (41 years of service)
Joe Bisignano - Awards (41)
Mike Franke - Finish Line Coordinator (31)
Stan Smith - Start & Finish Equipment (28)
Cal Murdock -Race Director (28)
Al Gross - Course Coordinator (27)
Tom Cady - Course Monitors (24)
Des Moines Jaycees (24)
Don Zile - Aid Station Coordinator (23)
Jim Lawson - Course Monitors (21)
Mary Johnson - Beverdale Neighborhood Assoc. (20)
Connie Robinson - Packet Pickup (20)
Scott Kerr - Drake University Trainers (17)
John Hallman - Waterbury Neighborhood Assoc. (15)
John McMichael - St Teresa's Catholic Church (15)
Alex Gonzalez - Crestwood Baptist Church (14)
Franklin Avenue Christian Church (14)
Ericha Worple - Des Moines University (14)
Scott Dennis - Course Display Clocks (12)
Tim Davis - Drake Neighborhood Assoc. (11)
Waveland Neighborhood Assoc. (11)
Mark Hollister - Westminister Presbyterian Church (10)
Caleb Hegna - Finish line Refreshments (2)
(years of consecutive service)
(5) for socks, awards & more
(24) for water on the course & finish
Iowa Bakery Cafe
Great Harvest (11)
(14) for web hosting