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5K Fundraiser

Des Moines’ Coldest Night of the Year 5K

The Coldest Night of the Year is an annual, family-friendly walk with locations across the United States and Canada. The purpose is to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness.

This event serves as a platform to raise awareness, advocate, and give back—all while gaining perspective on the additional challenges that winter brings to vulnerable populations.


Event Schedule:

4:00 PM: Check-in Opens

5:00 PM: Opening remarks + send off

6:00 PM: Chili served from our food truck

7:00 PM: Closing remarks

Registration is FREE, but participants who fundraise individually can earn fun Coldest Night of the Year swag.

Join Central Iowa Shelter and Services on February 24, 2024, to walk, fundraise, and gather for the greater good. 

Turn your Date Night into a night of exercise, free chili from our Mulberry Farm & Food food truck, and purchase beer or wine from the Des Moines Biergarten.

2024 Event Map

Thank You to Our Sponsor

Droppett, CISS’ partnering sponsor for the event, will provide a can and bottle drop site at the starting line. These items will serve as a donation, with all proceeds from both fundraising and can and bottle redemption benefiting CISS’ emergency shelter—including cold weather initiatives and other services.