IMT Des Moines Marathon

Next Race:

October 14-15, 2017

Location:

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Races: 

Marathon, Relay Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Youth Run

Highlights:

Boston Qualifier

About The IMT Des Moines Marathon

What can you expect in your trip to the IMT Des Moines Marathon? Outdoor exploration. Biking trails and water slides. Experience edge-of-your-seat sports action. The thrill of crossing the finish line. Choose your journey. Engage with health and wellness while in town for your visit - It’s all possible in Greater Des Moines! The IMT Des Moines Marathon even offers training programs for the new to the novice runner and from the 5K to the Marathon distance.

More than 8,500 athletes registered for IMT Des Moines Marathon races in 2015. 1,392 completed the IMT Des Moines Marathon. 4,722 completed the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon. 1,080 completed The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race. 88 teams completed the Bankers Trust Marathon Relay presented by Iowa Games.

And new this year is the Mercy Live Up Loop 5 Mile Run and the Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinic Junior Jog. Two days of family-friendly races that offer participants the chance to run both days and compete in the 5 Mile Combo.

The IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon and The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race courses are all USATF certified. Marathon – IA07015MF. Half Marathon – IA07014MF. 5K Road Race – IA15013MF.

The IMT Des Moines Marathon course does present substantial hills from Mile 3 through Mile 8 before leveling out for the remainder of the race, while the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon and The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race courses are relatively flat. There’s an elevation chart on the IMT Des Moines Marathon maps.

The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo offers all IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes a gathering with one another to celebrate of their active participation in their own health and wellness. Serving as the kick-off event for the IMT Des Moines Marathon, the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo sets the tone for race weekend. More than 70 exhibitors are on hand featuring the latest in active apparel, accessories, product innovations, and adventure events.

In addition, the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series offers informational and motivational talks over the course of the two-day Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo. Hourly presentations, official course overviews, bio-mechanics from Altra Footwear and meet and greet opportunities with special guests. Attend one of the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series sessions and you could win a pair of Altra Footwear shoes!

The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo, located at Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center, also serves as athlete packet pick-up and walk-up race registration for all of the IMT Des Moines Marathon races.

All participants in the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon and Bankers Trust Marathon Relay receive a premium 1/4 zip pullover from Leslie Jordan. The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race offers a stylish beanie stocking cap. Finishers in all races receive a finisher medal featuring new designs this year from Ashworth Awards.

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