A float goes by the Iowa State Capitol in a Drake Relays Parade. The float represents all the great sporting events in America at the time: the Rose Bowl, the World Series, the Davis Cup, the Indy 500, and the Drake Relays.
Students ride a float in a 1950s Drake Relays Parade that reads, "Every Body Comes to the Relays". The black tombstone reads "Texas A&M Shot Put 1952". This record is one the parade participants believed would be broken (or buried) that year.