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Join the Run for Central America team and take on the challenge to do the DesMoines Half Marathon. If you want to make a life-changing impact in the lives of hundreds of families in Central America, we are your team! Considered an excellent half-marathon for first-time participants, the course highlights an out-and-back course that starts and finishes in front of the Des Moines Civic Center. Thanks in part to its downtown location and the stretches of the race that wind through the city’s parkland areas, the race is largely fast and flat, with plenty of urban scenery as well as tree-lined park roads and open green spaces. Register today, get your tee shirt, begin training, and raise awareness for the needs of families in Central America.

Steps

01 REGISTER TO RUN

RunForCentralAmerica.com

Follow the REGISTER Link

02 TRAIN WITH OUR TEAM

  • We have a 12 week training program for both runners & run/walkers.

03 FUNDRAISE TO HELP FAMILIES IN CENTRAL AMERICA THRIVE

  • Raise funds with family and friends.  A $30 donation helps a family in Central America thrive for a year.
  • The minimum fundraising goal is $600, but you can set your goal as high as you want! This covers all race registration fees ($100 value).
  • All funds raised will go directly to ENLACE. ENLACE works with church leaders in Central America to design and manage sustainable community development projects such as homes for single moms, small loans for farmers, new school buildings, medical clinics and much more! (Learn more at enlace.link)

04 RUN THE DES MOINES HALF MARATHON

  • You can run or run/walk.  Our team is for everyone!
  • The race is scheduled for October 20
  • It is a beautiful route during a beautiful time of year!

05 QUESTIONS?

  • Check out our website: RunForCentralAmerica.com
  • Reach out to the Team Coordinator Mark Haugen at: mhaugen@enlace.link