IMT Des Moines Marathon 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Des Moines, IA


  • MercyOne 5-Mile Run on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting House of Mercy

    » $32.00 Early Summer Registration. (through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $37.00 Late Summer Registration. (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $42.00 Fall Registration. (9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Change from the 5K Road Race to the 5-Mile Run.
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Downgrade from the Half Marathon to the 5-Mile Run.
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Downgrade from the Marathon to the 5-Mile Run.
    » $15.00 Transfer In: Transfer code from original 5-Mile Run participant required.
    5-Mile Run Registration


  • MercyOne 5-Mile Run + Kids Run on Saturday, October 19, 2019
    Family members of the same household - save $5 on each Kids Run registration.

    » Select your event category on Step 2. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    5-Mile Run + Kid Run Registration


  • MercyOne 1-Mile Walk on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting myTEAM TRIUMPH

    » $25.00 Registration. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    1-Mile Walk Registration


  • MercyOne 1-Mile Walk + Kids Run on Saturday, October 19, 2019
    Family members of the same household - save $5 on each Kids Run registration.

    » Select your event category on Step 2. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    1-Mile Walk + Kids Run Registration


  • MercyOne Children's Hospital Kids Run on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    » $10.00 Registration. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Kids Run Registration


  • IMT Des Moines Marathon on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting Special Olympics Iowa

    » $89.00 Early Summer Registration. (through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $109.00 Late Summer Registration. (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $125.00 Fall Registration. (9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    » $60.00 Switch Races: Upgrade from the 5-Mile Run to the Marathon.
    » $60.00 Switch Races: Upgrade from the 5K Road Race to the Marathon.
    » $30.00 Switch Races: Upgrade from the Half Marathon to the Marathon.
    » $15.00 Transfer In: Transfer code from original Marathon participant required.
    Marathon Registration


  • IMT Des Moines Half Marathon on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting Special Olympics Iowa

    » $79.00 Early Summer Registration. (through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $89.00 Late Summer Registration. (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $110.00 Fall Registration. (9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 Switch Races: Upgrade from the 5-Mile Run to the Half Marathon.
    » $40.00 Switch Races: Upgrade from the 5K Road Race to the Half Marathon.
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Downgrade from the Marathon to the Half Marathon.
    » $15.00 Transfer In: Transfer code from original Half Marathon participant required.
    Half Marathon Registration


  • Bankers Trust Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting Special Olympics Iowa

    » $300.00 Registration. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Marathon Relay Registration


  • Principal 5K Road Race on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 8:30 AM
    Benefiting Special Olympics Iowa

    » $32.00 Summer Registration. (through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $37.00 Late Summer Registration. (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $42.00 Fall Registration. (9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Change from the 5-Mile Run to the 5K Road Race.
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Downgrade from the Half Marathon to the 5K Road Race.
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Downgrade from the Marathon to the 5K Road Race.
    » $15.00 Transfer In: Transfer code from original 5K Road Race participant required.
    5K Road Race Registration


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

    » $121.00 Spring Registration. (through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $141.00 Late Summer Registration. (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $151.00 Fall Registration. (9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    5-Mile Run + Marathon Registration


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

    » $101.00 Summer Registration. (through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $111.00 Late Summer Registration. (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $137.00 Fall Registration. (9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    5-Mile Run + Half Marathon Registration


  • 5-Mile Run + 5K Road Race Combo
    5-Mile Run on Saturday and 5K Road Race on Sunday

    » $64.00 Early Summer Registration. (through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $84.00 Fall Registration. (9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    5-Mile Run + 5K Road Race Registration


  • Transfer Existing Entry to New Registrant
    Original participant must transfer out of the event to receive a transfer code. The new participant must use the transfer code to transfer into the event.

    » Free Transfer Out of the Marathon.
    » Free Transfer Out of the Half Marathon.
    » Free Transfer Out of the 5-Mile Run.
    » Free Transfer Out of the 5K Road Race.
    Transfer Out


  • Defer Your Race Registration to 2020 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    You must provide your original transaction number to complete a deferral.

    » $25.00 Deferral Fee. (through 10/19 at 6:00 PM US/Central)
    Defer My Registration


  • Donate to a Fundraising Team
    Donations are separate from race registrations.

    » Contribute any amount. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Make A Donation


  • Assisted Athletes on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    Register my team.

    » $58.00 Registration. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Assisted Athlete Registration



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 (42 members)
Trees Forever
progress total raised: $0.00
goal: $10,000.00

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Schedule of Events

Expo Hours and Location:

Friday, October 18, 2019
Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo - 3 to 8 pm
MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series - 3 to 8 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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 19, 2019
MercyOne 5-Mile Run & 1-Mile Walk - 8 am
MercyOne Children's Hospital Kids Run - 9:30 am

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

Sunday, October 20, 2019
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 18, 2019
3 to 8 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2019
10 am to 6 pm

Walk-up registration for all races closes Saturday, October 19 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.

MercyOne 5-Mile Run
MercyOne 5-Mile Run athletes will receive a premium long sleeve shirt available in unisex sizes XS through XXL.

MercyOne 1-Mile Walk
MercyOne 5-Mile Run athletes will receive a premium shirt available in unisex sizes XS through XXL.

5K Road Race
Principal 5K Road Race athletes will receive a premium long sleeve shirt available in unisex sizes XS through XXL.

Bankers Trust Marathon Relay
Bankers Trust Marathon Relay athletes receive a premium Leslie Jordan all sport jacket available in men's and women's sizes XS through XXL.

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/

BackStories Honor Bib

Whether you are racing the IMT Des Moines Marathon for a friend who is fighting cancer, a birthday celebration, another state on your 50 state quest, or a lost loved one, a personalized backstories bib will help make your day special. Races2Remember will take your story and make your photo jump to design a custom bib, designed especially for you! These waterproof, tear-proof bibs will help you celebrate the story of your race.

Please note that this is not the official race number/bib that you will receive from the IMT Des Moines Marathon as a participant in the race that sould be worn on the front. This is an 'add-on' customized bib option for purchase to be worn on the back on race day to let others know who or what you are running for.

You’ll receive an email link from Races2Remember after registration to complete your customized backstories bib order.

Already registered for ther race and want to 'add-on' BackStories Honor Bib to enhance your race day experience in Des Moines? Click on this link to place your order: secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=132460

Questions? Contact Races2Remember at sales@races2remember.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 MercyOne 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 MercyOne 5-Mile Run long sleeve shirt 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 MercyOne 5-Mile Run 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 later to register for the MercyOne 5-Mile Run, if you should decide you want to add the Saturday race to your weekend schedule. 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 (10/19) and Des Moines on Sunday (10/20). 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. Registration will open in the spring of 2019.

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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