IMT Des Moines Marathon 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Des Moines, IA


  • Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting House of Mercy

    » $37.00 late registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Live Up Loop Registration


  • Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run + Junior Jog on Saturday, October 20, 2018
    Family members of the same household - save $5 on each Junior Jog registration.

    » Select your category on step 2. (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Live Up Loop + Junior Jog Registration


  • Mercy Live Up Loop 1-Mile Walk on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting Kiwanis Miracle League

    » $25.00 registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Mercy Live Up Loop 1-Mile Walk Registration


  • Mercy Live Up Loop 1-Mile Walk + Junior Jog on Saturday, October 20, 2018
    Family members of the same household - save $5 on each Junior Jog registration.

    » Select your category on step 2. (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    1-Mile Walk + Junior Jog Registration


  • Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinics Junior Jog on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM
    Benefiting Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinics

    » $10.00 registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Junior Jog Registration


  • IMT Des Moines Marathon on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting Children's Cancer Connection

    » $114.00 late registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Marathon Registration


  • IMT Des Moines Half Marathon on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting Shoes That Fit

    » $89.00 late registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Half Marathon Registration


  • Bankers Trust Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting Easter Seals Iowa

    » $260.00 registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Marathon Relay Registration


  • Principal 5K Road Race on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM
    Benefiting Pinky Swear Foundation

    » $37.00 late registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    5K Road Race Registration


  • Live Up Loop + Marathon Combo
    5-Mile Run on Saturday and Marathon on Sunday

    » $151.00 late registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Live Up Loop + Marathon Registration


  • Live Up Loop + Half Marathon Combo
    5-Mile Run on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday

    » $126.00 late registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Live Up Loop + Half Marathon Registration


  • Live Up Loop + 5K Road Race Combo
    5-Mile Run on Saturday and 5K Road Race on Sunday
    View the Combo Cap

    » $74.00 late registration (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Live Up Loop + 5K Road Race Registration


  • Donate to a Fundraising Team
    Donations are separate from race registration

    » contribute any amount (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)


  • Assisted Athletes on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
    Register Two Individuals (Pusher and Assisted Athlete)

    » $58.00 registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Assisted Athlete Registration


  • Purchase an Official Training Shirt and/or Personalize your Finisher Medal
    This option does not include race registration.

    » $30.00 per shirt; $12.00 per iTab (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Purchase Shirt and/or Personalize Your Medal


  • Athlete Race Division Change (after initial registration)
    Your initial race division registration record will be verified in the athlete database

    » $30.00 Half Marathon to Marathon - price difference + change fee
    » $40.00 5-Mile Run to Half Marathon - price difference + change fee
    » $40.00 5K Road Race to Half Marathon - price difference + change fee
    » $60.00 5-Mile Run to Marathon - price difference + change fee
    » $60.00 5K Road Race to Marathon - price difference + change fee
    » $5.00 Downgrade Your Race Distance
    Athlete Race Division Change


  • Athlete Registration Transfer (Person A to Person B)
    You MUST have the original transaction number of Person A that you are replacing

    » $15.00 Lateral Change (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Athlete Registration Transfer



Become a Fundraiser

Connect with others about this event and see who's going!


Visit Fundraiser Homepages

Learn more about a fundraiser participating in this event, click on one of the names below.

* No Team or General Donation (142 members, $210.00)
Azwepes Hustle Club (1 member)
Brave Ben (8 members, $5.00)
Iowa Farm Santuary
Iowa State Dance Marathon 2019 (96 members, $93.10)
ISU Up 'til Dawn (3 members)
Life Time 60-day Challenge Team (3 members)
Lincoln's Legacy (12 members)
Mercy Pediatric Subspecialty (5 members, $25.00)
Not Fast, Just Furious (2 members, $5.00)
Sojourners
St. Jude (1 member)
TEAM EMERY
UNI Dance Marathon (7 members)
progress total raised: $338.10
goal: $10,000.00

progress: 3.38%

Schedule of Events

Expo Hours and Location:

Friday, October 19, 2018
Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo - 3 to 8 pm
MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series - 3 to 8 pm

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo - 10 am to 6 pm
MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series - 10 am to 6 pm

All packet pick-up and walk-up registration activities take place in the Iowa Events Center - Hall C, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Race Start Times and Location:

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run and 1-Mile Walk - 8 am
Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinics Junior Jog - 9:30 am

Principal Park, 1 Mile Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Sunday, October 21, 2018
IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon - 8 am
Bankers Trust Marathon Relay - 8 am
Principal 5K Road Race - 8:30 am

Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Packet Pick-Up

The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo kicks off race weekend with athlete packet pick-up and walk-up race registration for all athletes.

Athletes complete the IMT Des Moines Marathon race registration process by picking up their race number/bib, apparel item and athlete packet. Athlete packets will not be mailed to participants.

The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo is a family-friendly event that is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 19, 2018
3 to 8 pm

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10 am to 6 pm

Walk-up registration for all races closes Saturday, October 20 at 6 pm.

Iowa Events Center - Hall C, 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Athlete Apparel

The IMT Des Moines Marathon has partnered with Leslie Jordan to offer the finest in high-quality athletic apparel to each and every athlete in the IMT Des Moines Marathon races.

IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon
IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon athletes receive a premium Leslie Jordan all sport jacket available in men's and women's sizes XS through XXL.

Mercy Live Up Loop
Mercy Live Up Loop athletes will receive a premium Leslie Jordan stadium blanket. One size fits all.

5K Road Race
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Principal 5K Road Race athletes will receive a Leslie Jordan beanie cap. One size fits all.

Bankers Trust Marathon Relay
Bankers Trust Marathon Relay athletes will each receive a premium Leslie Jordan scarf. One size fits all.

5-Mile Combo
Athletes participating in the 5-Mile Combo on Saturday and Sunday will receive a Leslie Jordan IMT Des Moines Marathon running cap. One size fits all.

Click the IMT Des Moines Marathon FAQ page for Leslie Jordan sizing charts before you register:https://www.desmoinesmarathon.com/faq/

5-Mile Combo

The IMT Des Moines Marathon offers two days of races and the best part is that you can participate in both days.

Take part in the Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run on Saturday and combine it with your race of choice in the IMT Des Moines Marathon, IMT Des Moines Half Marathon, Bankers Trust Marathon Relay or Principal 5K Road Race on Sunday.

Participants in the IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Combo receive a Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run stadium blanket and finisher medal on Saturday and their race of choice apparel item and finisher medal on Sunday, as well as an IMT Des Moines Marathon running cap. Both finisher medals combine with one another to highlight your IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Combo accomplishment in Des Moines.

Signing up for the 5-Mile Combo is simple. Look for the 5-Mile Combo race registration category during online registration to sign up for the Mercy Live Up Loop on Saturday and race of choice on Sunday.

Or, you can register at this time for your race of choice on Sunday and then come back to register later for the Mercy Live Up Loop if you should decide you want to add the Saturday race and compete both days in Des Moines.

Double your race. Double your hardware. Double your fun in Des Moines!

I-35 Challenge

The I-35 Challenge is a partnership between the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin and the IMT Des Moines Marathon. The two events take place on the same weekend in October - Kansas City on Saturday (10/20) and Des Moines on Sunday (10/21). The goal of the challenge is to complete both races.

Participants can elect to either do BOTH marathons or BOTH half marathons or any combination of marathon and half marathon in the same weekend to receive an I-35 Challenge shirt and finisher medal worthy of their accomplishment. Two cities. Two Races. 190 miles. Two great weekends.

Register as you normally would for the IMT Des Moines Marathon and then register for the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin. Finally, register for the I-35 Challenge.

Questions?

For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.


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