Drake University Calendar

Drake Relays 2022 Events Schedule


How many universities offer up-close, even behind-the-scenes, access to a world-class track and field meet? At Drake, you’ll have an unparalleled opportunity to experience one of the nation’s premier track and field events: The Drake Relays.

But ask any Drake student, and they will tell you the Relays is much more than a track meet. In fact, many students say Relays is the greatest week of the year.

Griff Gives Back

For the seventh year, pet lovers are invited to contribute to the Griff Gives Back pet food drive in conjunction with the Beautiful Bulldog Contest and...

Drake Road Races

Be a part of America's Athletic Classic as the 5K, 10K, and half marathon distances all finish in Drake Stadium on the world famous Blue Oval.

Rescue Dog Fair

Stop by the 43rd Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest to see some incredibly cute bulldogs! The Rescue Fair will take place just before the contest, also in the...

Light up the Night Run

Run the Bulldog Mile and support Central Iowa Shelter and Services! Students are encouraged to come dressed in Relays gear, Drake gear, glow in the dark...

 Street Painting: Paint it Black

Take a stand against racism. Join together with students, faculty, and staff to sign your name in the circular drive on the west end of Painted Street, which...

Grand Blue Mile

The Grand Blue Mile is the MidwestÕs premier community street run for all ages and abilities. Held annually since 2010, the Grand Blue Mile has hosted more...

Free Movie Wednesday

In collaboration with Free Movie Friday. Enjoy a movie night under the stars! The movie being screened will be announced closer to the date, but will be in...

50 Year Reunion

Join the Drake community and your fellow classmates for the 50 Year Reunion. ItÕs a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling...

Volleyball Tournament

Stop by the sand courts to compete in a volleyball tournament with your friends! Prizes will be available for winners/attendees

Foam Pit Party

Lights! Music! Foam! Come with your friends and party it up outside Olmsted in a unique and memorable party! Bluetooth speakers given to first 40 arrivals.

CPHS All-Pharmacy Reunion

Come home to Drake UniversityÕs College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to recall old memories, catch up with friends and former professors, and celebrate...

All-Alumni Tent Party

Gather with ALL Alumni Bulldogs and meet old friends, make new connections, and celebrate together. ItÕs every class, every school, every college under one...

Young Alumni Brunch

What's the best way to spend the Saturday morning of Relays? If you're from the classes of 2011-2021, it's at the Young Alumni Brunch!

Greek Street Party

Join us on Saturday, April 30th from 4-8:00 p.m. for a party with food trucks, music, and drinks to reconnect with your Greek chapter during Relays!

SJMC Relays Reunion

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) is celebrating its delayed centennial event: 100+2 years of communication education at Drake! The...