Planning is underway for the 2021 Drake Relays presented by Xtream.

The Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom will welcome spectators in a limited capacity. Drake Stadium was completely re-seated in socially distanced seating pods for the 2021 Drake Relays. A face mask is required to be always worn when on the campus of Drake University. 


Tickets were first distributed to Drake Relays ticket holders who deferred their 2020 tickets to 2021. That process is concluding, and remaining tickets will be available for purchase while supplies last

Drake Relays: Tickets are sold out for 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021: $25  **Capacity has been reached for Thursday**

Friday, April 23, 2021: $35   **Capacity has been reached for Friday**

Saturday, April 24, 2021: $45  **Capacity has been reached for Saturday**

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Secondary Market tickets: 

Be careful when buying tickets from unknown parties.  They must transfer you the ticket in the AXS app (instructions below).  No printed ticket were issued for this event nor will a screen shots of a QR code be allowed entry.  You must be able to pull up the ticket in your AXS app to enter the venue.


AXS Mobile ID (digital tickets): 

All tickets will be delivered digitally in 2021 and will be sent to the AXS app.
No hard tickets will be printed for this event.  Also AXS does not allow screen shots.  You will need to have the ticket on or  transferred to your AXS account to enter.

Information on AXS Mobile IDdraketix.com/axsmobileid

AXS Password / Forgot Password
1. Visit AXS.com and Click Sign In
2. Click Forgot Password and enter your email address
3. An email will be sent with instructions to reset the password.

Transfer tickets via AXS Mobile ID to those attending with you easily via the AXS app or online at AXS.com

Patrons without a smart phone will be able to gain entry by presenting the credit card used to purchase the tickets to the usher at entry. 

No entry with screenshots or printed AXS app tickets will be allowed.


AXS Password Questions:

Recommended to set your password prior to the presale.


Drake Athletics has been using AXS for ticketing for a few years. Likely an AXS account has been created for you with your email from your past ticket purchases.  Prior to tickets going on sale we recommend doing a password reset if you are unsure of your AXS password. This will help you be prepared to buy tickets the day they go on sale.  

Password Reset: AXS.com then visit the sign in screen and select forgot password 

Create a new account: AXS.com then visit the sign in screen and select create account. 


How to purchase tickets:

  • All ticket sales must be completed online with the links above (starting Thursday, April 15, 2021).  No phone or in person sales. 

  • Ticket pods must be purchased in their entirety. No option to drop a ticket from a ticket pod will be available. 

  • Tip: Know your AXS Password in advance to make purchasing easier. Instructions below to reset the AXS password. 

  • Limited ticket pods quantities available.  You can select 1 pod per transaction.  Accounts will be limited to 6 tickets per event date. 

  • AXS will require you to complete the sale for one pod/event date at a time. Return to this page to click the next date after finishing your first sale.  Recommended to start with your highest priority date when shopping as tickets will sell very fast.

  • Tickets must be reserved online.  Drake ticket office is closed and all staff working remotely.  

Ticket Pods:

  • Ticket pods are available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 tickets per pod options.

  • A digital seating chart will be available during selection for you to decide which ticket pod you would like. 

  • You must buy all tickets in the ticket pod you select. You cannot drop tickets from a pod.

  • The same pod location may not be available for purchase for all sessions of the Drake Relays.

  • Some pod sizes may sell out. You will need to purchase the next available pod size. 

USATF 1-Mile

Once again, Des Moines will host the USATF 1-Mile Road Championships presented by Toyota and you're invited to attend! This year's USATF 1-Mile Road Championships will be held on Wednesday, April 21 in conjunction with the Drake Relays presented by Xtream and virtual Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
This year's USATF 1-Mile Road Championships will start on the campus of Drake University, at Painted Street, and will finish on the Blue Oval inside Drake Stadium. Because spectators will not be permitted along the route, tickets to attend this invitation-only event are available below.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021: $10

Wednesday Reserved Ticket Pods 

Event Info:


Permitted Items:

  • Small backpacks/bags/purses no larger                       than (16 X 9 X 8")

  • Blankets

  • Rain apparel

  • Stadium seats (Under 18" wide including armrests)


Prohibited Items:

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Bottles

  • Outside food & beverage

  • Camera tripods

  • Weapons

  • Stadium seats (Over 18" wide including armrests)

  • Large bags/backpacks

  • Coolers & thermoses

  • Strollers

  • Umbrellas

  • Lawn chairs

  • Tents