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Cold Run for Warm Meals

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Because of our commitment to vigilance around the global spread of novel coronavirus, we have decided to CANCEL this year’s Cold Run for Warm Meals. Further, because the health and safety of our residents, clients, and team members is our top priority, we are choosing at this time not to reschedule the event.


Join us for the 6th annual Cold Run for Warm Meals, with proceeds benefiting WesleyLife Meals on Wheels! The run starts and ends at Confluence Brewing Company in Des Moines. Plan to make this a fun event with family or friends, knowing that your participation will make a difference in the lives of nutritionally vulnerable older adults in Central Iowa. We look forward to seeing you! 


 8:00 a.m. – Race day registration and late-packet pickup at Confluence Brewing
 9:20 a.m. – Race lineup
 9:30 a.m. – Race start
10:00 a.m. – After-party begins at Confluence Brewery
10:30 a.m. – Awards and honors begin at Confluence Brewery
11:00 a.m. – Race course closes

Cold Run for Warm Meals Route Map


EARLY REGISTRATION (Before March 13) - $35

21 & older

Includes t-shirt and one complimentary Confluence beverage 

REGULAR REGISTRATION (After March 13) - $40

21 & older

Includes one complimentary Confluence beverage 

T-shirt not guaranteed if registered after March 13.


21 & younger

T-shirt not guaranteed if registered after March 13.




Celebrate your accomplishment with family, friends, and other athletes at the official post-race party hosted by Confluence Brewing Company. Each registrant’s first beer will be provided free-of-charge. Snacks will be provided as well, and awards will begin at 10:30. 


Want to be involved in the event, but don't want to run? Volunteer! We are looking for volunteers to help before and the day of the event with packet pick-up, setting up for the event, and during the run! To see the different volunteer opportunities, click here!


Before submitting your registration, please read our waiver of liability below. When your register, you will be asked to accept liability. If you choose not to accept, you will not be able to proceed with the registration process. 

I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I attest and verify that I am medically able and properly trained to enter and to complete this event. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running this event including but not limited to:  falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, including high heat or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the roads and bridge, all risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release WesleyLife, related entities and their employees and agents and race officials, volunteers and all sponsors, their representatives and successors from claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. I understand that all entries are final, with no refunds, and that the race organizers reserve the right in the event of an emergency or local or national disaster to cancel the race or to change the day and/or time of the event and that there is no refund of entry fees. I grant permission to all the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. All entry forms must be signed. Incomplete, unsigned forms will not be accepted.

Refund Policy:Thank you for your support of WesleyLife Meals on Wheels -  no refunds for this event will be offered.


Please contact Amanda by calling (515) 271-6719 or emailing

All proceeds will benefit the WesleyLife Meals on Wheels.

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