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Event Theme Song Race Along   by Aly Aleigha

"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.

Beautiful and God breathed.  Our FTTP events look and feel like typical 5K races.  We are different.  Our events are NOT USATF certified. Our sanctioning agent is bigger. Is God!  All event distances are based on a guiding scripture.  Philippians 3:14 = 3.14 mile journey.  

What have our participants said? "Coolest event ever....Truly you have put our faith in action....Thank you for producing an event that speaks to our soul....everything expected in a big race with an incredible bonus - a CHRIST centered event!" 

New in 2018 - For one entry fee, participants receive a fabulous FTTP shirt, pair of socks, a finishers medal, and a RAFFLE ENTRY for a trip with 1000 registered participants!!!!  

Register today and bring your 12 of your friends!


Faster than the Pastor - Des Moines
2018 Event Postponed!  Look for a 2019 Calendar soon!







Faster than the Pastor - Des Moines, Are you Quicker than their Vicar? Can you Breeze by the Bishop, Catch a Cardinal, or if he were here, Pass the Pope?  Walk, Jog, Run & Pray! Events are family friendly - but let us be clear, there ARE SOME FAST PASTORS out there!

This event is PERFECT for the seasoned runner, casual jogger & slowest of walkers!  









Pastors are FREE, so BRING and REGISTER YOUR PASTOR and see just how fast you are.

Faster than the Pastor - Des Moines 2017 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! We encourage you to donate gift cards from Casey's, QuickTrip, HyVee, Fareway, Once Upon a Child, Subway, Walmart etc.  Financial donations are also accepted that support the cost of pregnancy test and ultrasound.

International outreach will continue for our Haitian & Ugandan initiatives by purchasing hand made iron crosses from Haiti and hand woven baskets by Our Lady of Guadalupe community.

Event Details

Date: 2018 date cancelled...look for 2019 calendar dates soon!





FTTP - Des Moines based on Philippians 3:14 = 3.14 miles 


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

Schedule of Events:



FTTP $29.95

LLMD - $15

Family Rate Registration - $125

Clergy Registration - FREE

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!

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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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