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Drake Relays 2024 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.

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Drake Relays Presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom

Stop by in between classes to receive this year's Relays t-shirts and tote bags. There will be a limited quantity, so be sure to get yours ASAP!

Drake Road Races Cheer Challenge

The 2024 Drake Road Races will be held outside Drake Stadium and finish on the Blue Oval. To celebrate participating athletes, student clubs/organizations...

Patch the 2023 Beautiful Bulldog Contest Winner sitting on the BBC throne.

This year, the historic Drake Road Races will be followed that same afternoon by the world-famous Beautiful Bulldog Contest presented by Ramsey Subaru where...

4/21 2pm
Knapp Center
Stream Available
Student blowing foam at the camera at the 2023 Relays Foam Pit Party

Lights! Live Music! Foam?! Bring your friends and connect with your fellow students outside Olmsted for a unique and memorable party. This event is dependent...

Male Drake student competing in indoor shotput.

The Drake Relays Team Shot Put Showcase debuted last year and will be back inside the historic Drake Fieldhouse to be headlined once again by Drake Relays...

All-Alumni Tent Party

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

Paint It Black with the Coalition of Black Students (CBS)

The tradition of Paint It Black began in November of 2018 when the Drake community gathered on Painted Street to cover student organizations' squares with...

People running in the Drake Road Races

The 56th edition of the Drake Road Races will take to the streets of Des Moines on Sunday, April 21, marking the official start to Relays Week. With three...

Spike running across the finish line at Grand Blue Mile

Presented by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in downtown Des Moines, the Grand Blue Mile is the Midwest’s premier community street run for all ages and...

Dodgeball

The Student Activities Board is collaborating with DrakeRec this year to host a dodgeball tournament. To play, you must sign-up through the DrakeRec app with...

2023 Alumni Awards

Every year, Drake University bestows outstanding alumni with the Alumni Awards. All are invited to attend the awards ceremony recognizing this year's winners.

Group of Drake University alumni at the 2023 Let's DU Drinks event

Join fellow alumni and start your Drake Relays weekend at the Alumni tent on Thursday night! The Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with Drake Track...

School of Education Alumni Gathering

Please join us for a School of Education alumni gathering during the All-Alumni Tent Party during Relays! Register at the link to receive a complimentary...

Close-up of shoes on a person running

Join Fleet Feet Des Moines, owned by fellow alumni Andy Roat JO’83, for their Saturday Social Run/Walk to keep the excitement going during Drake Relays.

Group of Alumni at the 2023 Young Alumni Brunch

What's the best way to spend the Saturday morning of Relays? If you're from the classes of 2013-2023, it's at the Young Alumni Brunch!

Alum petting Griff II at the 2023 LGBTQ+ Alumni Event.

In between all of the festivities, come to the Turner Jazz Center and relax at our casual LGBTQ+ Alumni Mixer hosted by the LGBTQ+ Alumni Association.

BCMB 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Drake University Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Program. Reconnect with former...

Aerial view of Old Main on Drake University's campus.

No matter when you graduated, join us on this tour of DrakeÕs campus to hear how campus has transformed since you were a student. YouÕll learn about campus...

Two Drake Alumni sitting together at the Black Alumni Reunion 2023

Come join the Black Alumni Association for a party Saturday afternoon! Enjoy good company and take a stroll down memory lane with Drake fellow alums and...

CPHS Alumni & Friends Gathering

Looking for a place to watch the Relays? Join the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in SCB 301!

Meredith Hall

Join us in celebrating the revitalization of Meredith Hall during Drake Relays weekend. Reconnect with former classmates, alumni and faculty while...

50th Reunion Class of 1974

Join the Drake community and your fellow '74 classmates for the 50 Year Reunion. It's a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling...

50th Reunion Class of 1974

Join the Drake community and your fellow '74 classmates for the 50 Year Reunion. It's a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling...

50th Reunion Class of 1974

Join the Drake community and your fellow '74 classmates for the 50 Year Reunion. It's a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling...