Hy-Vee Pinky Swear 5K & Fun Run

Hy-Vee Pinky Swear 5K & Fun Run

Connecting fitness and fundraising to support kids with cancer

Date and Location

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Principal Park
Des Moines, Iowa
8:30 am

Online registration is now closed

Walk-up registration is available at Principal Park on Saturday, September 23 from 5:00-7:00 pm and on Sunday, September 24 (race day) from 7:00-8:15 am.

5K Registration Race Weekend
Adult $40 / Child $30

1 Mile Registration June 1-Registration Race Weekend
Adult $20 / Child $15

Connecting fitness and fundraising to support kids with cancer

The Hy-Vee® Pinky Swear 5K & Fun Run connects fitness and fundraising to support kids with cancer in your community and across the country. All ages and fitness levels are invited to become keepers of the pinky swear promise through an inspiring run/walk and family fitness festival in honor of All-Star kids with cancer!

The event is non-competitive and untimed.

All participants receive:

  • Fundraising Packet with All-Star trading cards
  • Participant t-shirt and bib
  • Race bag
  • Finishers medal

Participants run or walk in the spirit of a child who is battling cancer. 

Everyone has the opportunity to help raise funds to support families and help Pinky Swear Foundation pay mortgages, rent, provide groceries, make car payments, and provide unique experiences that help make daily life for these families a little easier.

What is a Pinky Swear All-Star?

Kids with cancer demonstrate courage, patience and resilience every day. We call them All-Stars!

Your Pinky Swear All-Star

After registering online, participants will receive a fundraising kit in the mail with All-Star trading cards. The All-Star on the trading card included in your fundraising kit will become the inspiration for your race. One of the most meaningful parts of your day and your participation in the Hy-Vee Pinky Swear 5K & Fun Run is the moment we write the name of the All-Star on the back of your leg before the race at body marking.

When you register and fundraise for Pinky Swear, you can earn prizes!

The more you raise, the higher value prize you can earn. Challenge yourself to raise at least $250 by December 31 and you will have a choice of branded Pinky Swear swag and cool gear. You can also win the very special Pinky Swear Keeper Award for recruiting the most fundraisers to your team, along with an invitation for your whole team to the celebration party. Check out fundraising rewards, and get started with our 7 Steps to Fundraising Success:

Saturday, September 23

Registration and Packet Pick-up: 5:00-7:00 pm at Principal Park

Sunday, September 24

Registration and Packet Pick-up: 7:00-8:15 am

Family Fitness Festival: 7:00 am-12:00 Noon

Opening Ceremony: 8:35 am

5K Start: 9:00 am

1 Mile Start: 10:00 am

2017 Finishers Medal

Get training for your 5K & Fun Run with a 5-week Training Guide and video tutorials from Daira at Hy-Vee KidsFit!

Download the Hy-Vee KidsFit Training Guide, and remember to warm-up and cool-down before and after each challenge.

If you have event-related questions, please contact us at support@pinkyswear.org. We will get back to you within 1-3 business days.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Event Partners

Title Sponsor
Media Partner
Pinky Swear Partner
Friend Partner