Drake Relays

To be contested on Mondo Super X Performance.


One of the nation’s oldest and most respected track and field competitions, the Drake Relays will be held April 26-28 on the Jim Duncan track at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Participants scheduled to compete include Olympic medalists and returning Drake Relays champions, along with top-caliber elementary, high school, collegiate, elite and masters level performers.

This will be the 103rd annual Drake Relays and the sixth time that Drake Relays participants will compete on Mondo’s Super X Performance track, which is recognized around the world as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest tracks available. Since the Mondo track was installed at renowned Drake Stadium in 2006 as part of a $15 million renovation, numerous meet and venue records have been set, including 16 Drake Relays records in 2011. In addition, since the renovation, the university has been selected to host a number of prestigious track and field championships, including the 2008, 2011 and 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and the 2010 and 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

“Drake Stadium (with) the Mondo Super X Performance surface at Jim Duncan Track has become known as a venue for superior performances,” said Carolyn Hill, Drake University’s Assistant Director, Relays and Sports Information, Drake University.