20. June 2020 - 20:00
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2020 Race for the Greatest 2 Mile, 8K, 24K –Des Moines | Saturday, 20. June 2020

2020 Race for the Greatest 2 Mile, 8K, 24K

*This is a virtual race!


On January 26, 2020 the world lost one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Kobe Bryant, and his beautiful daughter, Gianna.  Our love and prayers go out to the family members of everyone that was lost.  Kobe was definitely a girl dad and loved his daughters so much.  On the court he was a true legend and to his family he was an amazing father.  To honor Kobe and Gianna, we are hosting a Race for the Greatest and invite you all to dedicate a run or walk to their memory. You can choose to do 2 Miles (Gianna’s number), an 8K (which is 4.97 miles) or a 24K (which is 14.91 miles).  We are devastated by their deaths and hope to bring honor to them by doing what we do best: running and walking and raising money for a great cause.  The medal also includes seven hearts to honor Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Keri Altobelli, John Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan, the other passengers, and pilot, that lost their lives and whose families are also grieving at this time. 

Our Race for the Greatest race can be completed anytime between May 1st (Gianna’s birthday) and August 23rd (Kobe’s birthday).

You choose which distance you want to complete:  2 Miles, 8K or 24K

Great for all ages

We’ll be donating at least 34% of each registration fee to After School All-Stars. Bryant was an honorary ambassador of After-School All-Stars, a non-profit organization that partners with schools nationwide to extend school hours for low-income children.  We chose 34% because that is the sum of Kobe and Gianna’s jersey numbers (#2 #8 and #24) and it is the majority of proceeds minus the cost of the medals, shipping, etc. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000!  So far we have already raised $8,600!

With registration, you’ll be sent a unique Race for the Greatest medal and bib

For a limited time you can order an official t-shirt and/or hoodie HERE

The medal also includes this quote given by Kobe Bryant:   “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.”

Registration Fee: $22 (includes a medal, bib, and shipping)

Medals and bibs will start shipping out June 15th and after that they will ship out 2 to 5 days after you sign up!