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"I press on toward the goal to win the heavenly prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 3:14 

Faster than the Pastor, A Journey to the Cross is a fresh and relevant community building, evangelization effort and health advocacy initiative, created to bring our faith community together in a way that celebrates and exalts our faith and proclaims the Gospel.


















Faster than the Pastor - Des Moines was held at beautiful Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines.

Faster than the Pastor - Des Moines winners

FIRST PLACE MALE - Cooper Majors, 13 - 22:14

FIRST PLACE FEMALE -  Stephanie Kazmierczak, 44 - 30:15

FASTEST PASTOR - Pastor Craig Burton, 65 - 23:28

Other Clergy:

Fr Luis Mejia, Sacred Heart Parish - 32:14

Bishop Richard Pates,  Bishop of Des Moines - 55:28

Little Lambs Mad Dash - Des Moines 

Included in our FTTP event is a beautiful Little Lambs Mad Dash!                 For the smallest of His sheep - kids ages 2-9 will leap over, crawl                   under, dodge, dash and giggle!   



Faster than the Pastor - Des Moines, community outreach / collection supported InnerVisions HealthCare! By donating gift cards rather than baby layette sets or goodies, InnerVision empowers their patients in making life-affirming decisions! Financial donations collected supported the cost of pregnancy test and ultrasound.

Event Details

Date: Oct 21st, 2017



Raccoon River Park

2500 Grand Ave W

West Des Moines, IA 50265


Main event based on Philippians 3:14 = 3.14 miles 


LLMD = Kids obstacle course - PERFECT for the smallest of his sheep 2-9 year olds!

Registration / Packet Pick-up at Raccoon River:

Friday Oct 20th 4:30-7:30pm

Event Day, 7-8:15AM

Main, Start Time: 8:30AM

LLMD: 10:00AM

Cost: Register for Faster than the Pastor, Des Moines by Oct 8th for BEST RATE of $29.95

LLMD - $15

Family Rate Registration - $125

Pastor FREE Registration

Event Theme Song Race Along   by Aly Aleigha

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*FTTP Events are not affilliated or sponsored by the Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis, any parish, or any school within the archdiocese.

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