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

    » $42.00 Fall Registration. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    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
    Benefiting House of Mercy

    » $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

    » $125.00 Fall Registration. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Marathon Registration


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

    » $110.00 Fall Registration. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    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

    » $42.00 Fall Registration. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    5K Road Race Registration


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

    » $156.00 Fall Registration. (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

    » $142.00 Fall Registration. (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

    » $84.00 Fall Registration. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    5-Mile Run + 5K Road Race 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


  • 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.

    Online registration is closed for this category.




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)
Aaron Brewer
Adam Douglas (1 member, $100.00)
Emilene Leone (1 member, $20.00)
Emily Swihart- running for the trees
EyesOpenIowa
Jackie Wedeking (1 member, $20.00)
Trees Forever (1 member, $100.00)
progress total raised: $240.00
goal: $10,000.00

progress: 2.40%

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.

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 5-Mile Combo BOCO Trucker Hat. 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, October 19 and Des Moines on Sunday, October 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.

Jeff Galloway Race Weekend Running School

U.S. Olympian and Runner's World columnist Jeff Galloway has helped more than 500,000 runners reach their goals and he wants to help you train for your first… or next race in Des Moines.

His coveted Run Until You Are 100 – Injury Free program of instruction offers a unique system of elements that has reduced injury rate to almost zero, with a very high rate of success. He gives you tools to manage your fatigue, with a very accurate prediction of your current fitness level and race times and lots of practical tips that can make running more enjoyable.

Jeff Galloway’s highly anticipated Race Weekend Running School, which sells out across the United States and the last time he was in in Des Moines, is limited to the first 35 people who register in order to ensure individual attention.

The 3-Hour Race Weekend Running School will be held in Des Moines as a part of the 18th annual IMT Des Moines Marathon schedule of activities from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday, October 19.

Please note that Jeff will arrive at Buzzard Billy's at 11 am. Don't miss your chance for Lunch with Jeff and hear stories of inspiration during your buffet style meal. Save $5 when you add Lunch with Jeff to your Running School registration.

Buzzard Billy's. 615 3rd Street. Des Moines, IA 50309.

Meals with Jeff

Jeff Galloway, U.S. Olympian and America's Running Coach, will be in Des Moines race weekend and you and your support crew have a chance to share a meal with him.

Lunch with Jeff
Saturday, October 19 at 11 am
Buzzard Billy's (across from the Iowa Events Center). 615 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Join Jeff and other run-walk-run enthusiasts for a specially prepared lunch featuring carbo-loading fare with a Cajun influence and hear of stories of inspiration from America's Running Coach. It's a great chance to meet Jeff and ask any last-minute race day questions.

Dinner with Jeff
Saturday, October 19 at 6 pm
Renaissance Savery (host hotel headquarters). 400 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Join Jeff and other run-walk-run enthusiasts for a specially prepared dinner featuring carbo-loading fare and hear of stories of inspiration from America's Running Coach. It's a great chance to meet Jeff and ask any last-minute race day questions. Also attending this VIP meal will be members of myTEAM TRIUMPH, IMT Des Moines Marathon pro & elite athletes and members of the pace team, as well as run-walk-run enthusiasts from around the country.

Race Day VIP Experience at Hessen Haus

The IMT Des Moines Marathon is offering the opportunity for you and your support team to be treated like a VIP on race day.

Designed to enhance your race day experience, the IMT Des Moines Marathon has partnered with Hessen Haus to provide personal hospitality in a private function environment.

VIP Race Day Experience
Sunday, October 20 at 6:30 am
Hessen Haus. 110 SW 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes and their spectators can purchase a wristband providing VIP access to the Hessen Haus before and during the race. Amenities include grab-and-go bagels & cream cheese, assorted fruit, coffee and bottled water, food and drink specials during the race, including a $5 omlette station and full Hessen Haus menu starting at 10 am. All in the midst of a German-style bier hall atmosphere to celebrate race day and your accomplishment.

Regardless of the weather on race day, Hessen Haus provides a perfect location to warm up, store your gear and have private access to restrooms...without the lines. It's a great way to reward yourself and your support team for the months of training and dedication. You deserve to be treated like a VIP. Prost!

Special Olympics Iowa - Unified Pairing

The IMT Des Moines Marathon is launching a brand-new Unified Pairing partnership with Special Olympics Iowa for the Principal 5k Road Race and need partners for Special Olympic Athletes!

This is an opportunity for IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes to “partner up” with a Special Olympic athlete and participate together in the Principal 5K Road Race.
What does this entail from you as a participant in the Principal 5K Road Race?

You will have the option when you register for the Principal 5K Road Race to select that you are interested in participating in the Unified Pairing program.

Pre-race responsibilities:You will receive communication from a representative with Special Olympics Iowa who will assign you to a Special Olympics athlete. You will then have the opportunity a few weeks before the race to meet the Special Olympics athlete whom you have been paired with to enjoy a leisurely run/walk and hang out with Special Olympic athletes!

Race weekend responsibilities: You will need to check in at the Special Olympics Iowa booth during the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo either Friday, October 18 or Saturday, October 19 during athlete packet pick-up hours.

Race day responsibilities: The IMT Des Moines Marathon and Special Olympics Iowa will have a meetup spot selected (location info coming at a later date) where you will join us before the race and meet your Special Olympics athlete. We will then walk over as a group to the Principal 5K Road Race start line, and you and your Unified Partner can participate in the race together!

This is a fun and unique opportunity for IMT Des Moines Marathon Athletes to interact and engage with Special Olympic athletes.

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 long sleeve 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 BOCO Trucker Hat. 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

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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