Des Moines-based EMC Insurance Cos. announced it will be the title sponsor of the inaugural DAM to DSM road race, the successor event to the Dam to Dam race that crossed its last finish line last year. The 20-kilometer race from Saylorville Dam to downtown Des Moines will be held June 1, the first Saturday following Memorial Day. The event, produced by RipRoar Events in Des Moines, is expected to attract a large following of runners from around the state in its inaugural year. "EMC’s commitment to this event will ensure that future generations of athletes have a chance to take part in this one-of-a-kind event," said Michael Zimmerman, RipRoar’s founder and executive director. Registration for DAM to DSM is now open at www.damtodsm.com.