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: Light meal served

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. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date.

2023 Event Map

Course map of 5K Fundraiser route from Principal Park to Confluence Brewing Company.