Iowa's Walking Club promotes physical fitness through noncompetitive sporting events. Our events are designed to help community members have fun, become fit, and make friends. We hope you'll join us!


Upcoming Events

Downtown Breweries Des Moines
Sat, Oct 31
Peace Tree Brewing Co. - Des Moines
Oct 31, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Peace Tree Brewing Co. - Des Moines, 317 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA
A walk through the different downtown areas on sidewalks and multi-use trails. Share a beer (or something non-alcoholic) with your walking friends. The 5K passes four breweries, the 10K passes five
Weeknight Walk Oct 21
Wed, Oct 21
Forest Ave Branch of Des Moines Library
Oct 21, 5:30 PM
Forest Ave Branch of Des Moines Library, 1326 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314, USA
Investigating the trees of Evelyn Davis Park


6PM on Wednesdays:  it’s an hour of walking for fun & friendship during the week. There is no cost or book stamping.  It’s an excellent way to get to know others.

Oct 28 – Merle Hay Mall food court

Nov 4 – Jordan Creek Mall theater entrance

Nov 11 – Valley West Mall food court

Nov 18 – 801 Grand at Skywalk level

Nov 25 – No walk!  

First week of December – Beaverdale lights.

New! Monday 10 AM at Valley West Mall. 

Meet Susan at the food court for some mall laps. What a great way to start the week!



We continue to follow federal, state, and local guidelines while planning and promoting group activities. Follow us on Facebook for up to date information.

Before all walks, call the start location to check if the business has changed hours or closed.

Changed year round and seasonal walks 

Altoona – Hours changed: Monday-Friday 5 AM-1 PM, 4 PM-8 PM; Saturday 7 AM-Noon

Amana – Hours are noon - 8 PM.

Des Moines Beaverdale – The walk box is at 4046 Amick Ave Des Moines 50310-4101. It is in a blue plastic storage box outside where walkers can get to it even if no one is home. Remote start.

Des Moines Capital and Des Moines Waterways – The walk box is at 416 Oak Park Ave Des Moines IA 50313-3018. It is inside a Rubbermaid garden storage box next to the driveway behind the house where walkers can get to it even if no one is home. Remote start. Directions to the Start Point will be provided.

Prairie City – The walk box has moved. Contact Peggy Doane at 515-240-5761 or pjohusker@gmail.com  for directions and stamped insert card. 



This program has closed.

Congratulations to everyone who participated. A large number of walkers completed all 20 parks. It was a wonderful way to see the state of Iowa.

A big thank you to Matt Scott and  Iowa Parklands for their wonderful maps and directions. See more at their website at https://www.iowaparklands.com/20-parks-in-2020/




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