Inspiring All To Donate Life

The Green 5K is held annually to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of recipients, recognize those waiting for a life-saving transplant, and supporting organ, eye and tissue donation. The atmosphere on race day is very special and something you won't want to miss! Unite with your family and friends, dress up in green, and join us on May 7th at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines! 


Registration for the 2022 Green 5K opens on Thursday, February 24. Register by March 31st to save $5 for Early Bird registration. More information on packet pick-up is below. The last day to register for a race packet is April 25th, 2022. Registration without a packet will continue April 25th - May 6th. Same-day registration is available at $35.

You can register for the Green 5K by clicking Register, Form a Team, or Join a Team. Each of these options allows for you to register for the event. If you plan to create a team, click on the "Form a Team" button to register and create a team for your friends and family to join.

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Interestedin being a volunteer for this life saving event?! Head to our Iowa Donor Network website to sign up toay!

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The Green 5K will kick off with a special Opening Ceremonies program which will begin at 8 am on Saturday, May 7, 2022. We want you to be a part of the program! Check out the "Why I Run" tab for more information about how you can submit content for this very special program. The deadline to submit content for the 2022 program is May 1, 2022.


Packet pick-up for the Green 5K will take place at the Iowa Donor Network office located in Altoona. Dates and hours are listed below. If you are unable to make it during these times you may pick up your packet at the registration booth on the day of the event.


Iowa Donor Network
320 Adventureland Dr NW
Altoona, Iowa 50009


April 29th: 3:00-6:00pm
April 30th: 1:00-3:00pm
May 6th: 4:00-6:00pm


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


Registration - 7:00am
Opening Ceremonies - 8:00am
Kids Fun Run - 8:20am
Race - 8:45am
Closing Remarks & Awards - 10:00am


Iowa Donor Network will be taking into consideration CDC guidelines, along with the Polk County Public Health reccommendations for large in-person events as the date nears for the Green 5K. Some precautions such as masks, vaccinations and number of attendees may be considered. Regulations on these items will be provided and communicated closer to the event by the Race Director.

HONOR those who have given the gift of life
CELEBRATE lives saved and healed
SUPPORT those waiting for a life-saving transplant
RUN or WALK for organ, eye and tissue donation


Green 5K Photos