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Des Moines Pre-Race Information

It’s event week! We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2nd annual Head for the Cure 5K – Des Moines this Sunday, May 17th at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines!

Packet Pickup  

Date: Saturday, May 16th

Time: NOON – 5 PM 

Where: Scheels (101 Jordan Creek #4000 – West Des Moines – IA, 50266) 

*Sunday LATE PACKET PICK-UP:  7 – 8 a.m. at Raccoon River Park*

Team Captains: If you’d like to pick-up your entire team’s packets Saturday please notify Molly Walsh at with your team name.  

Event Morning Information 

Venue location: 

Raccoon River Park
2500 Grand Ave. 
West Des Moines, IA  50265 

Parking Map
Please note that you can only park in the Special Event parking (green) or the Overflow parking (yellow). You CANNOT park in the red lots. Head for the Cure will be setting up by the Coneflower Shelters. 

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7:00 a.m. Late packet pickup and check-in

8:00 a.m. Head for the Cure 5K Des Moines begins

9:00 a.m. Head for the Cure Kids’ Fun Run starts

9:15 a.m. HFTC Awards and Keeping the Faith Ceremony

9:20 a.m. Top Finisher Medal Presentation

Event Activities 

Kid’s Zone – Make sure to check out the Kid’s Zone! We will have a bounce house, cookies and face painters! 

Photo booth – Stop by the photo booth station and get a custom HFTC photo strip! 

Questions? Please contact Molly Walsh,, with any questions regarding this event.

Thank you again for your support! We’ll see you Sunday! Together we are defeating brain cancer, step by step.