Organizers add kids run to Des Moines Marathon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A kids run has been added to the events leading up to the Des Moines Marathon.

The run on West River Drive in Des Moines will be held Oct. 19, a day before the marathon. Race distances and times will vary according to grade level.

Organizers say they will offer a gift prize to the school with the highest percentage of participants in the event.

A half marathon and 5K will also be held on the day of the marathon.

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