The Blazing 5k


Event Date

Sun, Oct 9, 2022


Des Moines, IA


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Elite Female 5k Run (Cutoff 20:00)

$20 $30 Closed

Open Race (Any and everyone is welcome! Bring your speed!)

$20 $30 Closed

Elite Male 5k Run (Cutoff 16:00)

$20 $30 Closed

About This Activity

Welcome to the fastest 5k in the Midwest!

2022 marks the 3rd annual Blazing 5k. The last two years historic races welcomed elites and runners of all types. The 5k course starts on the back loop in Water Works Park and shoots out the gun going clockwise on the flat and fast loop. At the end of the loop the racers are greeted by a prize for the first person to cross the mat. From there it's another flat and fast main loop going clockwise. This area offers plenty of space for spectators and the field can be seen for almost the entirety of this loop. It finishes on the screaming fast and long straightaway to the finish.


2020 Prize Purse: $600 + shoes + gift cards

2021 10k Invite Prize Purse: $2250 + shoes + gear

2021 Blazing 5k Prize Purse: $1750

2022 5k Prize Purse: TBD (More than last year!)


The 3rd edition of the event date is now taking place on October 9th, 2022.


  • Male cutoff 16:00
  • Male Free Entry 14:30 or faster 
  • Free Entry Sign Up Opens 4/2/2022
  • Female cutoff 20:00
  • Female Free Entry 17:30 or faster
  • Free Entry Sign Up Opens 4/2/2022
  • Feel free to reach out to Tyson Wieland @


Check out the Blazing 5k and Blazing 10k Invite Results

1st year results (2020) - WR Elite 5k Results  

Spring Invitational results (2021) - The Blazing 10K Invitational

2nd annual 5k results (2021) -  2nd Annual Blazing 5k

Referral Program

We want to give as many people the opportunity to run fast as possible. If you are able to get 4 friends to sign up via your referral link, you will get a free Blazing 5k hat!


If you have any questions be contact us at: or 

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