2017 Drake Relays

Outside of one of the world’s best track-and-field meets, the Drake Relays has something for everyone. If you're a Bulldog returning home to reconnect with campus, classmate, and friends, then don't miss the All-Alumni Tent party. If you’re a Drake Relays fan, bring the entire family to events like the Beautiful Bulldog Contest, or rub elbows with Olympians at the Pole Vault at Capital Square



Drake Relays

Each year, the pack gathers around the Blue Oval to celebrate Relays and everything Drake. Returning home, these Bulldogs renew their commitment to their alma mater and each other. Here are a few ways you can reconnect with throughout the week:

  • The All-Alumni Tent Party is back this year. This popular event features music, fun, and games, and a chance to see familiar faces and make new memories.

  • Our young alumni are invited to the Alumni House on Saturday morning (not too early!) to enjoy a social brunch and breakfast bar and mingle with classmates from recent graduation years.

  • For the first time, the Golden Reunion will be held during Relays Weekend. This special gathering will recognize the classes of 1967 and 1957 and celebrate their lifelong ties to the University.

  • Of course, this weekend is not all fun and games. We’ll welcome many leadership groups to Drake, including the Board of Trustees, Alumni Board, and National Advisory Councils, to discuss and guide the future of the University.

Welcome home, Bulldogs!