IMT Des Moines Marathon 2019 - VIP Enhancement and Add-Ons

in Des Moines, IA

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Add To Your Race Weekend Experience

Be treated like a VIP and have the best race weekend experience possible.

Add to your IMT Des Moines Marathon registration by selecting additional items, such as the official In Training Shirt, embellish your finisher medal ribbon with an iTAB ribbon insert, or add to your official bib that you receive from the race by customizing a BackStoriesHonor Bib to wear on your back to let others know who or what you are running for.

Join the excitement of race weekend by attending a meal with U.S. Olympian Jeff Galloway or take part in his 3-Hour Race Weekend Running School.

And, become a VIP on race day by joining other athletes and spectators at a private pre & post race party at Hessen Haus. Find all of your race day needs in one place, without the crowds or lines.

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

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!

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:

Questions? Contact Races2Remember at


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