Drake Relays
2015 Drake Relays Media Credential Request
Below you will find an application for media credentials for the 2015 Drake Relays, April 22-26 in Drake Stadium. The men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 22-23. The Hy-Vee Road Race sat the Drake Relays will be on Sunday, April 26 with the half marathon starting at 7:30 a.m., the 10K at 7:50 a.m., and the 5K at 10:30 a.m., with all races finishing on the blue oval.


As in previous years, credentials will be issued following the NCAA guidelines for championship events and those priorities will be observed. All credentials must be picked up and signed for at the Drake Athletic Communications Office at 27th St. and Forest Ave. They may be picked up during regular office hours (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, April 20.

Credentials not picked up by noon Wednesday, April 22 may be picked up at the pressbox. On Thursday, April 23, (starting at 2 p.m.) Friday, April 24 or Saturday, April 25 credentials will be available at the Drake Relays Volunteer/Media Tent located at 27th and Clark Streets.

NO CREDENTIALS FOR THE DRAKE RELAYS WILL BE MAILED. Anyone requesting credentials must return the enclosed form to the Athletic Communications Office, even if you have previously made a request.

This form is the only official means of credentials request. You may call the Drake Athletic Communications Office starting Monday, April 6, for verification of your request. The telephone number is 515-271-3014.

Required Fields in Bold

Following are additional facts and information that should be helpful in your planning for the 2015 Drake Relays:

2015 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee Schedule

2. The Relays headquarters is the Drake Knapp Center, (on Drake campus), 2601 Forest. Radio Stations should order their own telephone line, etc. for broadcasting. To do so, contact 1-800-603-6000. You should list the name of Ty Patton as the Drake Contact for installation. There is room in the press box for only two announcers per radio station.

*Any radio station utilizing space to cover the Drake Relays will be charged a rights fee of $150. This includes live and taped reports as well as cell phone usage. Again we are adhering to the NCAA guidelines for championship events. The rights fee must be received before credential requests will be processed. These stations will be required to sign a radio agreement provided by Drake.

3. The Drake press box is reserved for working media only, with priority given to newspapers filing on deadline and radio stations providing live reports. Additional tickets for non-working press maybe purchased for Friday and Saturday events. Please include this request with the application for media credentials.

Begin Your Application Here:

Zip Code:
Cell Phone #:
Fax #:
Please list name(s) of person(s) who will attend if application is accepted. This pass is non-transferable.

Media Pass (1) - Name:
Media Pass (1) - E-Mail:
Media Pass (2) - Name:
Media Pass (2) - E-Mail:
Media Pass (3) - Name:
Media Pass (3) - E-Mail:
Media Pass (4) - Name:
Media Pass (4) - E-Mail:
Photo Pass (1) - Name:
Photo Pass (1) - E-Mail:
Photo Pass (2) - Name:
Photo Pass (2) - E-Mail:
Photo Pass (3) - Name:
Photo Pass (3) - E-Mail:
Photo Pass (4) - Name:
Photo Pass (4) - E-Mail:
Please check all that apply:
I will not be filing from the stadium.
I will be filing from press row.
I will be filing from working-press row.
I will need a telephone(s) at my seat on press row.
I will be working from the press box
I will be working from the mixed zone
If box 4 checked, how many lines?
(Note: Media will be responsible for ordering their own phone lines. Ordering information will be included with notification of credential acceptance; phone orders should not be placed before credential request has been approved)

Has your agency previously staffed the Drake Relays?
If YES, how many years?
Special Request, or reason for staffing the Drake Relays:
Coverage area:
Schools regularly covered:
Newspapers only:

Frequency of publication:
Paid Circulation:
Wire services subscribed to:
TV/Radio only:

Network affiliation:
Will you be broadcasting live (radio only)?
Sports Editor/Director making request:
Please initial (123) (1. First Initial 2. Middle Initial 3. Last Initial) to electronically sign that all of the above information is true.
Note: Returning this application in no way guarantees you will receive credentials. Space is limited, but every effort is made to accommodate every media outlet with a legitimate reason for covering the Drake Relays that applies by the deadline. If your application is approved and you cannot attend the Drake Relays, please call to cancel your credential. Failure to do so will lessen your chances of being approved for future Drake Relays.