We are extremely fortunate to have a variety of local merchants and businesses who support the Capital Striders’ mission, organization, and our members.

Strider members who present their current membership card at the following business will receive the benefits indicated. Please support our sponsors – they support us.

Absolute Performance Therapy PC
Chiropractic in Motion
Compass Chiropractic
Conrad Hansen, CPA
Fitness Sports
Goals in Motion
Gong Fu Tea
Grounds For Celebration
Heartland Soles
Iowa Health Outpatient Therapy
JK Photography
Kyle’s Bikes & Fitness
Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy
Lambert Blank, Jr., CPA
Massage Heights
Metro Foot and Ankle
O'Malley's Pub
Optimal Health Chiropractic
Peggi Taylor
Personal Best Massage
Rolf Method Bodywork
Scheels All Sports
Sheraton West Des Moines
Spark Barre Pilates & Yoga
Stadia Sports Medicine
The Body Project - Tim Ives
Wade Wearmouth WCM Metalworks
Zoom Performance


Absolute Performance Therapy PC
225 East Hickman 
Waukee, Iowa
Phone: 987-6267    

$10 off video running analysis, normally $130

Chiropractic in Motion
4150 Westown Parkway, Suite 201
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Full-body health and wellness clinic. Treatment of low back, neck, headaches, numbness/tingling and extremity work. Many adjusting techniques, along with physiotherapy and rehab. Open M-F, walk-ins welcome. Accepting most insurance.

*$30 initial consultation, exam and x-rays

Compass Chiropractic
7405 University Ave #1
Clive, IA 50325
Active Release Techniques and chiropractic care to resolve runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, shin splints, hip pain, and low back pain. Care begins with a thorough biomechanical and functional evaluation. Major leg muscle groups are checked for function and flexibility and digital footscan determines ideal footwear. Care is covered by most insurances.

*No charge first visit (consultation, exam, any needed x-rays, and report of findings) with $25 or greater donation to Capital Striders. $50 discount on guaranteed semi-flexible custom orthotics.

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Conrad Hanson, CPA
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, PC
1601 West Lakes Parkway, Suite 300
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Tax return preparation and other accounting services. Make an appointment, mention you’re a strider member, and show your current membership card for a discount.

*15% off individual tax return preparation

Fitness Sports
8810 Swanson Blvd (Swanson Depot)
Clive, IA
Running shoes, apparel, socks, etc. (excluding electronics)

*15% discount on all regularly-priced merchandise

Goals in Motion Fitness Studio

3 locations:
3169 99th St., Urbandale 515-276-2986
5500 NW Johnston Dr., Johnston 515-276-2986
819 Wheeler St., Ames 515-233-3186

Great place for runners to train in the off season! Our program includes kickboxing & strength training classes(with kettlebells, coreballs, balance balls, & bands), nutritional guidelines, Power 45 classes (TRX bands, tire throws, heavy rope swings, and much more), and youth classes!  The next challenge begins on October 13th, 2012 and then the following one would be early January 2013.

*10% discount on our 9 Week Challenge

Gong Fu Tea
414 E 6th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers 133 hand-picked loose-leaf teas from around the world for consumption in the teahouse, cups to go, and bulk teas. They also have Asian tea snacks and all the accoutrements necessary to prepare a great cup of tea.

*10% off all bulk tea purchases

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Grounds For Celebration
Locations in Beaverdale, Windsor Heights & West Des Moines
Grounds for Celebration provides the best fresh
roasted coffee, tea, pastries, Gelato and lunch in Des Moines, Iowa!

*25% off all drink items

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Heartland Soles
5525 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston, IA 50131
Running shoes, apparel, socks, etc.

*15% discount on all regularly-priced shoes

Iowa Health Outpatient Therapy
6001 Westown Parkway, Suite 205
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 224-5225

Featuring the Anti-Grav Treadmill to help with recovery!
*Will waive the $10 instruction fee and increase session time from 30 minutes to 45 minutes

JK Photography
Phone: 515-710-6726
5813 SE 31st Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

*15% off any services to Capital Striders Members

Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy
516 3rd Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309


Physical Therapy group specializing in sports injury rehab, post-operative therapy, and other musculoskeletal injury management and prevention services. New patients seen with or without a referral.  Free Kinetic Screen injury consultation for Capital Strider’s members. Runner’s Edge Assessment program for performance and prevention. Contact Todd Schemper, PT, DPT, OCS for details or to schedule an appointment.

*Free Kinetic Screen injury consultation and 15% Runner’s Edge Assessment discount

Kyle’s Bikes & Fitnes
1840 SW White Birch Circle
Ankeny, IA 50023

*15% off shoes

Lambert Blank, Jr., MST, CPA,

1604 NW 125th Street
Clive, IA 50325
Professional Certified Public Accounting services such as individual and business accounting, and tax return preparation and planning. Also works in specialty areas such as non-profits, retirement plans, trusts, estates, and multi-state taxation.

*15% off all services

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Massage Heights
640 S. 50th Street, Ste 1130
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Massage and spa services at an affordable price. Become a Lifestyle Program member and save.

*10% discount on memberships and all retail services

Metro Foot and Ankle
1228 8th Street, Suite 105
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Medical and Surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. Board Certified in surgery and sports medicine.

*$50 off custom orthotics

O’Malley’s Pub
7010 NE 14th St
Ankeny, IA 50023
Opens at Noon Daily

*$3 specialty pint draws

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Optimal Health Family Chiropractic Centerr
722 S Ankeny Blvd, Suite 102
Ankeny, IA 50023

Central Iowa’s home for Active Release Technique, a soft-tissue therapy focused on restoring normal function of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.  ART is the gold standard for soft tissue injuries including but not limited to: shin splints, sciatica, plantar fasciitis , knee problems, and hip pain are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

*15% discount on all custom orthotics and 20% discount on supplements.  FREE initial visit (exam & adjustment) with $20 donation to Capital Striders! 

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Peggi Taylor
Hair designer/Mary Kay consultant
West Lakes Salon
6750 Westown Pkwy, Suite 155
West Des Moines, IA 50266

*20% off on hair and make-up products

Personal Best Massage

Erin Hefner, LMT
2600 72nd St., Suite N,

Urbandale, IA 50322



Clinical Sports, deep tissue, and therapeutic massage. Certified reflexology. Raindrop. By appointment only.

*10% off all services

Rolf Method Bodywork

Frank Epstein, BA, LMT, CNMT, NCTMB
7019 Del Matro Avenue
Windsor Heights, IA 50324
Phone: (515) 274-3417

Rolfing Structural Integration/STOTT Pilates/Massage; All modalities used separately or in combination.
Working with clients and helping them perform better in their chosen sport by customizing their session to their particular issues and areas of complaint. 10% off any session for club members

Scheels All Sports
Jordan Creek Shopping Center
101 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Largest full line sporting goods retail store in the Midwest. From guns to fishing to exercise to bikes to team apparel to fashion sports gear. Whatever your sport, Scheels All Sports has the gear. A valid membership card must be presented upon checkout.

*15% off of regular priced running shoes and apparel

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Sheraton West Des Moines
1800 50th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Located off the University Avenue exit at the intersections of I-80/35 and I-235 in the heart of West Des Moines, the Sheraton is minutes from the Jordan Creek Town Center, 10 miles from the Des Moines International Airport, and 8 minutes from downtown Des Moines. Hotel Attractions and Services: Indoor pool, fitness center, Park Place Restaurant and Waterfall Grille Restaurant & Lounge, wireless high speed internet available, and a 24-hour Business Center.

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3368 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
A business without signs is a sign of no business. Sign-A-Rama offers many types of signs including banners, magnetics, neon signs, vehicle graphics, digital graphics, and many other sign-related services. A valid membership card must be presented when your order is placed.

*10% off in-house produced signage

Spark Barre Pilates & Yoga
2799 100th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
Pilates develops core strength, focus on postural alignment and the development of muscular balance. Barre classes additionally target the thighs, butt, back and upper body. Invigorating, muscle-shaping and mind-sculpting Power Yoga practiced in heat, so that muscles are more pliable, allowing for deeper, safer stretching. Yoga classes tailored for athletes incorporating core strength, stretching and self-myofascial release. All classes aim to build strength, balance, flexibility and mental focus and are a perfect complement to any athlete’s training.

*First group class FREE.  10% discount on group class packages.

Stadia Sports Medicine
Chad Carlson, M.D.
6000 University Ave., Suite 250
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Sports physician and physical therapy services, including office care for acute and overuse injury, medical consultation for exercise-related problems, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing for establishment of training zones.

*Custom orthotics for $100 with M.D. or physical therapy office visit ($50 discount). 

The Body Project
516 3rd Street, Suite 102
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Coaching and personal training for runners of all levels: youth, high school, beginner, and adult.

*One free session or one free month of online training program.

Wade Wearmouth WCM Metalworks
Winterset, Iowa

*Striders members will receive 10% off merchandise.

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Zoom Performance
Zoom Performance is committed to helping athletes of all skill levels get the most out of their training and fitness plan. They have the tools to test your body’s unique profile by determining your resting metabolic rate and establish your proper training heart/power zones through VO2 max testing. Let the experts at Zoom Performance help you get on the path to success.

*Striders members will receive a 20% discount on Exercise Metabolic Testing (Anaerobic Testing) and Running Stride Analysis.

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Information contained on this page has not been independently verified by the Capital Striders Running Club. A listing on this page does not imply endorsement by the Capital Striders.


Every Capital Strider member has the opportunity to contribute above an beyond their regular membership dues to be designated as a Sustaining Member.

By contributing $25, or more, above your normal membership dues (single or family) you are assisting the Striders to continue delivering, and expanding, the benefits to our members and to give back to the Greater Des Moines community. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt (501(c)(3)) organization so the entire $25, or more, is tax deductible.

Check with your employer to see if they have a matching funds program. You could double your sponsorship to the Striders if they have such a benefit.

Take a peek at all the benefits of being a Strider on our http://capitalstriders.org/?page_id=134 " style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); overflow-wrap: break-word;">Membership page. You can also be a sustaining member byhttps://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=9408 " style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); overflow-wrap: break-word;" target="_blank"> joining online.

Sustaining members will be recognized in every edition of Strider News, in the Annual Meeting program, and on the web site. Below is the list of this year’s Sustaining Members.

Sustaining Members – 2018:   (as of March 2018)

Scott Frankli * Dale Andres * Yuri Fedirko * Michael Mcginn * Maria Loder * Rob Semelroth * Tony Riordan * David Steward * Jim Matthews * Matthew McDermott * Carrie Van Quathem * Angel Shawda * Steve Halstead * Mike May * Kristin Adkins * Melinda Urick * Jason Hahn * Jeff Weeks * Todd & Sue
Mattison * Roy Ney * Todd Schemper * Loyed Hedges * Julie Hedges * Julie Schneider * Sara Schwendinger * Dennis Wheeler * Dan Gornick * Joanne
Sackett * Lloyd Vanderkwaak * Vicki Vanderkwaak * Chris Burch * Dana Kramer * Paul Grinvalds * Dennis & Cheri Judd * Justin Sample * Alan Gross * Bobbi Snodgrass * David Klinkenborg * John Schneller * Mindy Heverly * Elaine Van Dyck * Ann Hegstrom * Maria Loder * Stephanie Majeran * James Cooney * Steve Halstead * Ann Flood * David Klinkenborg * Jason Kenyon * David Caris * Richard Lemke * Kevin Cunningham * David Ness * Susanne Kennedy * Jeff Perry * Rick Gubbels * Ruth Comer * James Arthur * Robert Stomp * Cody & Ashley Edwards * Rick Hall * Rachel Stauffer * James Lawson * Brain Benjamin * Dale Finnegan * Geoffrey Graham * Dave Olson * Holly Lucas * Presley Lucas * Glen Dippold  *  As
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