Relays 2022 - All Upcoming Events

Whether on the Blue Oval or on campus, Relays Week is where Bulldogs celebrate together. Mix road races, stadium action, and athletic feats with alumni tent parties, reunions, and on-campus events for the complete alumni Relays experience.

Browse Alumni and Community events going on during Relays Week 2022.

Alumni Events

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Let's DU Drinks at the Blue Oval
Join fellow Central Iowa regional alumni for Let’s DU Drinks at the Blue Oval. Start your Drake Relays weekend with us at the Central Iowa Alumni tent on Thursday night!

April 28-30, 2022
50 Year Reunion
Join the Drake community and your fellow classmates for the 50 Year Reunion. It’s a weekend of reconnecting with classmates, celebrating Drake, recalling college days, and making new memories.

Friday, April 29, 2022
National Alumni Board Meeting | 7:30-11:15 a.m. in Levitt Hall, Old Main

Friday, April 29, 2022
All-Alumni Tent Party
Gather with ALL Alumni Bulldogs and meet old friends, make new connections, and celebrate together.

April 29-30, 2022
CPHS All-Pharmacy Reunion
Come home to Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to recall old memories, catch up with friends and former professors, and celebrate your contributions to the pharmacy profession.

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Young Alumni Brunch
What's the best way to spend the Saturday morning of Relays? If you're from the classes of 2009-2019, it's at the Young Alumni Brunch!

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Black Alumni Mixer
Come join the Black Alumni Association for a party Saturday afternoon!

Saturday, April 30, 2022
LGBTQ+ Alumni Mixer
In between all of the festivities, come to the Alumni House and relax at our casual LGBTQ+ Alumni Mixer hosted by the LGBTQ+ Alumni Association.

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Greek Street Party
Join us on Saturday, April 30th from 4-8:00 p.m. for a party with food trucks, music, and drinks to reconnect with your Greek chapter during Relays!

Saturday, April 30, 2022
SJMC Relays Reunion
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) is celebrating its delayed centennial event: 100+2 years of communication education at Drake!


Community Events

March 21—April 25, 2022
Griff Gives Back
For the seventh year, pet lovers are invited to contribute to the Griff Gives Back pet food drive.

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Drake Road Races
Be a part of America's Athletic Classic as the 5K, 10K, and half marathon distances all finish in Drake Stadium on the world famous Blue Oval.

Monday, April 25, 2022
Beautiful Bulldog Contest
Thirty English Bulldogs walk the pup-way to impress judges in hopes of being crowned the Most Beautiful Bulldog. The winner then serves a year-long reign as the Drake Relays mascot and the Most Beautiful Bulldog.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Grand Blue Mile
The Grand Blue Mile is the Midwest's premier community street run for all ages and abilities. Held annually since 2010, the Grand Blue Mile has hosted more than 35,000 participants from 36 states, six countries, and four continents.

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