IMT Des Moines Marathon 2019

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


  • Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    » $27.00 pre-registration (through 4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $32.00 registration (4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $37.00 registration (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $42.00 late 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 to the 5 Mile
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Downgrade from the Half Marathon to the 5 Mile
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Downgrade from the Marathon to the 5 Mile
    » $15.00 Transfer In: transfer code from original 5 Mile participant required
    Live Up Loop Registration


  • Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run + Junior Jog on Saturday, October 19, 2019
    Family members of the same household - save $5 on each Junior Jog registration.

    » Select your category on step 2. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Live Up Loop + Junior Jog Registration


  • Mercy Live Up Loop 1-Mile Walk on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    » $25.00 registration (through 10/19 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 19, 2019
    Family members of the same household - save $5 on each Junior Jog registration.

    » Select your category on step 2. (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    1-Mile Walk + Junior Jog Registration


  • Mercy Children's Hospital & Clinics Junior Jog on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    » $10.00 registration (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)
    Junior Jog Registration


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

    » $78.00 pre-registration (through 4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $89.00 registration (4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $104.00 registration (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $119.00 late 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 to the Marathon
    » $60.00 Switch Races: Upgrade from the 5K 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

    » $64.00 pre-registration (through 4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $69.00 registration (4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $74.00 registration (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $95.00 late 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 to the Half Marathon
    » $40.00 Switch Races: Upgrade from the 5K 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

    » $27.00 pre-registration (through 4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $32.00 registration (4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $37.00 registration (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $42.00 late 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 to the 5K
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Downgrade from the Half Marathon to the 5K
    » $5.00 Switch Races: Downgrade from the Marathon to the 5K
    » $15.00 Transfer In: transfer code from original 5K participant required
    5K Road Race Registration


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

    » $105.00 pre-registration (through 4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $121.00 registration (4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $141.00 registration (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $151.00 late registration (9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/19 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

    » $91.00 pre-registration (through 4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $101.00 registration (4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $111.00 registration (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $137.00 late registration (9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/19 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

    » $54.00 pre-registration (through 4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $64.00 registration (4/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $74.00 registration (7/21 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/22 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    Live Up Loop + 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 Mercy Live Up Loop 5 Mile
    » Free Transfer Out of the 5K Road Race
    Transfer Out


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

    » contribute any amount (through 10/19 at 8:15 PM US/Central)


  • Assisted Athletes on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM
    Register Two Individuals (Pusher and Assisted Athlete)

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



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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
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 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.

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 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/

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 (10/19) 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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