Preparing for a race means training hard or learning how to latch onto the underbelly of a faster runner like a lamprey. Get to the finish line with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for registration for one in the Rock 'N Run 5k ($40 value)
- $40 for registration for two in the Rock 'N Run 5k ($80 value)
The entire Rock 'N Run event lasts from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 20th. As you race against your fellow art-lovers, your swift feet will take you past live hair bands garbed in spandex and stationed at every half-mile of the course. The race route includes a free concert performed by local bands, along with cash prizes for the winning male and female runner. But they aren't the only ones who will win accolades: the fastest runners in each age bracket will also get a prize, along with rock stars with the best outfits. Participants can also enjoy a cold beer along with local food—and everything from the race to the grub goes to support youth arts education in the Metro Arts Alliance.
Metro Arts Alliance
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Pro Tip: We are a fun, friendly bunch who loves to hear about new ideas.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Rock n' Run
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Q&A with Jt Cattle, Marketing Committee Volunteer
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
When I first started living in Des Moines. We are an arts-based organization with a passion for sharing our mission, and everything we do requires that passion to be carried forward into the community, and into the education that we provide to the youth.
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
If you like the arts, if you like to have a good time. And if you like to run, the Rock n' Run is the perfect combination. The best way to get ready is to bring your friends along so you have others to Rock Out with. The more people, the more opportunity for fun.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Arts education. It's fun for all ages, and helps the community in ways that will last a lifetime.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The arts build communities. Greater Des Moines will be recognized as a place where the arts thrive because of Metro Arts Alliance.