Event Date

Sat, Oct 2, 2021


Des Moines, IA

About This Activity

Since 2015, the Blood Sweat & Beers 5K run/walk has been a premier event with the sole purpose of raising money to help support IOWA families who are struggling financially with blood and/or pediatric cancer. You can learn more about our mission and the impact we make with Family Cancer Network by clicking here.

As we all know, last year (2020) was a "virtual race" only...HOWEVER, we are beyond excited to say that our 2021 event is back as a LIVE RACE! We loved how many people across the country joined us last year so we are once again offering a Virtual Race option for those who want to join but aren't in the local community! We are so happy to be able to be to gather again and look forward to seeing all your faces on race day!

Here's what to expect:

1) Registration is NOW OPEN and will remain open through 11:59 p.m. on September 28th, 2021. Race day registration will be available on-site (price will increase to $45).

2) Complete the 5k run/walk registration forms. Swag will be available via local pick-up option in Des Moines on Friday, October 1st (exact location TBA) or you can elect to have it shipped to you (for an additional cost) after the race.

3) Spread the word! Encourage your friends and family near and far to participate with you! Challenge yourself and each other to help those in need! Share your race photos with us and the community on Facebook and Instagram! Use these hashtags so we can follow along! #bsb5k #running #runningforcancer #familycancernetwork

These patients are people, like you and us, trying to take care of themselves and their families. Now, more than ever, they need our help. Our founding purpose was, and still remains true, to help patients and families with the “collateral damage” they face in the wake of a blood and/or pediatric cancer diagnoses. 

Even if you don't want to walk/run, you can still support a family by making a donation to the Family Cancer Network. Thank you in advance from our grant recipients for your generosity!

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