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 or blue, and join us on May 6 at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines! 


Registration for the 2023 Green 5K opens on January 9. Register by March 1 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 24. Registration without a packet will continue April 25-May 6. 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.

Registration Types:


Each participant will receive a discount code to their email to purchase items from Iowa Donor Network's Apparel Store! With each fundraising milestone you reach from your PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGE your discount code increases, so get fundraising! Starting in 2023 Iowa Donor Network's Apparel Store is now open MONTHLY, so go grab an item now to wear at the event!

Fundraising Levels:

  • Registration: $8 Coupon
  • $100 Rasied: $10 Coupon
  • $250 Raised: $20 Coupon
  • $500 Raised: $40 Coupon
  • $1,000 Raised: $80 Coupon

Additional Items to look forward to in your race packet:
  • Vendor coupon
  • Collectible Lapel Pin



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, IA


May 4th: 4:00-6:00pm
May 5th: 10:00am-6:00pm


Raccoon River Park
2500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines


The Green 5K will kick off with a special Opening Ceremonies program which will begin at 9 am on Saturday, May 6. 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.

  • Registration: 8:00am
  • Opening Ceremonies: 9:00am
  • Warmup: 9:20am
  • Kids Fun Run: 9:30am
  • Race: 9:45am
  • Closing Remarks & Awards: 11:00am


Saturday, May 6, 2023
1:00 PM following the Green 5K
Iowa Donor Network Office, Altoona

We invite donor fam­i­lies and those touched by donation to gath­er in per­son at the Altoona Office Memorial Garden on May 6th following the Green 5K at 1pm, as we reflect on our donor families loved one’s life and cel­e­brate the gifts they gave and celebrate those who have been impacted and moved by our mission to transform lives through organ and tissue donation.

RSVP for the Memorial Garden Celebration of Hope event.

Program and details to be announced.


Iowa Donor Network will be taking into consideration CDC guidelines, along with the Polk County Public Health recommendations 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