About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Iowa 2017, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease. Your fundraising and participation directly funds efforts to help patients and families. Come out and stride with us!

Event Day Schedule

Saturday, 09/23/2017

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration

  • 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

    The Opening Ceremonies highlight why it’s crucial to take action in this fight, from the words of a survivor or special guest.


  • 10:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins

Race results for PurpleStride Iowa can be found here.

Location Details


Raccoon River Park
2500 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
50265

Want to train on the route before the event? View the route map for this run/walk.

Parking available on site at Raccoon River Park (Please no parking at softball fields!).

We love animals just as much as you do! However, due to safety and liability reasons, pets are unfortunately not allowed at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network events. Service animals are, of course, welcome.

Strollers and wheelchairs are absolutely welcome at PurpleStride!

Registration Information

  • Participant Types
  • Pre-Event
  • Event Day
  • Participant Type:   Survivor
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE
  • Participant Type:   Adult Timed
  • Pre-Event:   $30
  • Event Day:   $35
  • Participant Type:   Adult Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $25
  • Event Day:   $30
  • Participant Type:   Youth Timed
  • Pre-Event:   $15
  • Event Day:   $20
  • Participant Type:   Youth Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $10
  • Event Day:   $15
  • Participant Type:   Virtual Strider
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   N/A
  • Participant Type:   Volunteer
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE


Click here (PDF) to download the event registration form.

A few things to keep in mind:
  • Youth registration is for children ages 3-12. Children ages 2 and younger are not required to register.

  • Your registration fee will count toward your personal fundraising goal, and you’ll receive an email including your registration confirmation and tax information. Please note that registration fees are not tax-deductible.

Register by the dates listed below in order to secure these benefits.

  • Online Registration: Wed., September 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CST
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Fri., September 15, 2017
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sun., September 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST
    Registration must be processed by this date in order to guarantee an event T-shirt.

Packet Pickup

Beat the lines on event day by picking up your T-shirt at packet pick-up. Registration prices increase on event day, so make sure to invite friends and family to register at this time if they haven’t already done so!


Are you a Captain of a team with five or more members who’d like to pick up packets for your entire team? RSVP in advance so that you get your materials quicker at packet pick-up. If you decide to pick up for your entire team (please, no partial team pick-ups), make sure to let each member know so that there isn’t any confusion!

Special Guest

Iowa native Sabrina Ahmed anchors Good Morning Iowa weekdays on Local 5 News and co-anchors This Week in Iowa Sunday mornings.

One of seven kids, Sabrina grew up in West Des Moines and graduated from Valley High School. She enjoys supporting our community and sharing its stories. Earlier this year Sabrina shared the story, “Iowans Moving for Medicine.” The piece opened eyes to the real restriction of our current medicinal laws. The story won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

You may view her full bio here.

Event Contact Information

Still have questions or want to find out more? We’re here to help! Contact the appropriate individuals below.