This signature event of FCN has become a premier 5K Run/Walk event in the Des Moines, Iowa area. Our race entrants join us year after year because this event is fun and emotionally moving. It is a family friendly event, including activities for children, great food and beverage AND the best part of all—several of our grant recipients and their families join us to share their stories. It is a day filled with fun, support and a true sense of community.

Join us for our next event on October 7th, 2023!


We are so happy to announce that the Blood Sweat & Beers event will be on Saturday, October 7th starting at 10:00 am in Downtown Des Moines. And for those who cannot join us, we will again be offering the “VIRTUAL RUN” so you can do it on your own time from anywhere in the world!