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

    » $22.00 pre-registration (through 4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $27.00 registration (4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $32.00 registration (7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $37.00 late registration (9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central 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

    » $73.00 pre-registration (through 4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $84.00 registration (4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $99.00 registration (7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $114.00 late registration (9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central 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

    » $58.00 pre-registration (through 4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $63.00 registration (4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $68.00 registration (7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $89.00 late registration (9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central 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

    » $22.00 pre-registration (through 4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $27.00 registration (4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $32.00 registration (7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $37.00 late registration (9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    5K Road Race Registration


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

    » $95.00 pre-registration (through 4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $111.00 registration (4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $131.00 registration (7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $151.00 late registration (9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Live Up Loop + Marathon Registration


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

    » $80.00 pre-registration (through 4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $90.00 registration (4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $100.00 registration (7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $126.00 late registration (9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Live Up Loop + Half Marathon Registration


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

    » $44.00 pre-registration (through 4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $54.00 registration (4/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $64.00 registration (7/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $74.00 late registration (9/23 at 11:59 PM US/Central 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

    » $58.00 registration (through 10/20 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Register Two Individuals (Pusher and Assisted Athlete)



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Visit Fundraiser Homepages

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

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Schedule of Events

Expo Hours and Location:

Friday, October 19, 2018
Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo - 3:00 to 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

All packet pick-up and walk-up registration events take place at Hy-Vee Hall (Hall B) in the Iowa Events Center, 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 - 8:00 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 - 8:00 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, athlete shirt 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
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Walk-up registration for all races closes Saturday at 6:00 pm

Hy-Vee Hall (Hall C) is located in the Iowa Events Center.

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

Athlete Shirts

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 apparel item 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
Principal 5K Road Race athletes will receive Leslie Jordan running gloves.

Click here for Leslie Jordan sizing charts before you register: www.desmoinesmarathon.com/events/athlete-shirts/

Official Merchandise

Get in gear with official merchandise for all your in training and race day needs in our online store. www.shopdesmoinesmarathon.com/

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, or Principal 5K Road Race on Sunday.

Participants in the 5-Mile + Combo receive a finisher medal in the Mercy Live Up Loop on Saturday and their race of choice on Sunday. Both finisher medals magnetically combine with one another to highlight your 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 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 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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