It’s that time of year again to run around downtown Des Moines… in your Underwear! It’s the 3rd Annual Morning Moose Underwear Run – Presented by Mediacom Careers
Join Moose and the crew at El Bait Shop on Saturday, July 25 for a 1.5 Mile fun run. No transitions, no timing chips, no expensive race gear, just hundreds of strangers running around in their underwear to benefit the Children’s Cancer Connection.
New to 2015 is a contest to determine the most creative outfit! Just enter yourself on site and after the race, listeners will vote for their favorite for the chance to win a $250 cash prize! So put on your boxers, briefs, sports bras, boy shorts – whatever and get ready to run…. or walk! Presented by Mediacom Careers, Apply Today… It’s a BRIEF process and LAZER 103.3.
8:30–9:45am — on-site sign-in
10am — Race start
11am — Post-race t-shirt pickup, goodie bag and join the festivities at El Bait Shop
A $25 entry fee will get you a goodie bag including commemorative Underwear Run t-shirt, medal, and more. You also need to be 18+ to participate. Register as an individual or register as a group! Space is limited.
Early Registration runs until Noon on Thursday, July 23. We’ll also take walk up registrations at the $25 rate but this does not guarantee an event t-shirt or medal. Day of walk-up registrations are cash only.
All registered participants will receive and email prior to the race with detailed race day information. Proceeds for the event go to the Children’s Cancer Connection.
SW 2nd St. just look for the group of people hanging out in their underwear. The race course will start at Market Street and make its way over to the Meredith Bike Trail around Principal Park. Total distance is 1.6 miles. Check out the map below.
Saturday in Des Moines, street parking is FREE! There are also parking lots in the area which you’ll have access to park in. Note that Center Street and the El Bait Shop parking lot will be closed off for run. The Morning Moose Underwear Run will be happening during the Downtown Farmers Market, so plan accordingly.
We won’t judge if you just want to watch. Spectators are welcome at the Underwear Run. Maybe next year you’ll have the courage to strip down and join us.
Cover your junk
Remember, this is an underwear run. Event staff will remove anyone from the event who is revealing to much skin or who is acting indecent in public. You must be 18+ to participate.
Stay for the post-race party at El Bait Shop. The outdoor bar will be open prior to the Race at 9:00am. The kitchen at El Bait Shop will be open for business starting at 11:00am.
The Morning Moose Underwear Run is a proud supporter of the Children’s Cancer connection. Children’s Cancer Connection serves all families affected by childhood cancer who are living, treated, or diagnosed in the state of Iowa, regardless of treatment outcome. For more information or to make a direct donation, please visit them online.
Recap of last year’s race:
Photos from 2014: