2018 Honorary Race Directors – Joe Kobes, Tom Riley, Kurt Schaeffer

(Over 100 Years of Combined DAM Service)

Photo – 1987 Race Committee

Joe Kobes – First race director & one of the founders!
Tom Riley – Mr. Dam to Dam, he’s done it all!
Kurt Schaffer – 20th year as Race Director!
Meet & get their autograph at Packet Pickup – June 1, 2018, 4:00 – 5:00pm

 

Past Honorary Race Directors

2017 – Karen Clark, 3-Time Winner

2016 – Brian Brown, 11th Drake Relays Director, 2005 to Present

2015 – Ed Froehlich, Race Director of the Quad-City Times Bix 7

2014 – Phil Coppess, Best Iowa Runner Ever to Grace Iowa Soil

2013 – Jim Hallihan, Iowa Sports Foundation

2012 – Fr. Jim Kirby, Runner, Coach and Priest

2011 – Frank Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines, Iowa

2010 – Katie Flood and Ashley Decker, Dowling High School stand-out track/cross-country athletes

2009 – Mike Carney, First 20K & 5K double winner

2008 – Rae Gene Burger, Jan Gillum and Connie Robinson; Queens of Des Moines running

2007 – Gene Harding, Dave Hurd & Irv Steinberg; Kings of Des Moines running

2006 – Bonnie Sons, Five time 20K winner

2005 – Mark Kostek, Drake Relays Race Director

2004 – Joe Kobes and John Leonhart, Dam to Dam Founders

2003 – Preston Daniels, Mayor of Des Moines

2002 – Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa

2001 – Heidi Soliday, KCCI Sports Director

2000 – Chuck Jipp, Dam to Dam race committee