Starting at sun up from the Bell Tower of Jefferson, Iowa, seven runners and a van take on the diverse and scenic course as they make their way to a downtown Des Moines finish and post-race celebration by sun down. The 75 mile course is broken into 18 stages and a team finish with each runner taking on two to three stages. Stages range from about 3 to 5 miles on a mixture of bike trails, paved roads and gravel roads. You won’t want to miss this event that combines running in beautiful central Iowa landscapes, outrageous costumes, memorable van rides with your friends and a massive post-race shindig in downtown Des Moines. It all adds up to 1 unforgettable day.