IMT Des Moines Marathon 2014

in United States at Locust Street Bridge.

Online registration for the IMT Des Moines Marathon has closed. Walk up registration is available at the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo. Friday, October 17 from 3-8 p.m. or Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center. Iowa Events Center | 730 3rd Street | Des Moines, IA 50309 For more information visit www.desmoinesmarathon.com


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Online registration for the IMT Des Moines Marathon has closed.

Walk up registration is available at the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo. Friday, October 17 from 3-8 p.m. or Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center.

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

For more information visit www.desmoinesmarathon.com

Schedule of Events

Race Start Times and Location:

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Lifepoint Dental Partners Kids Run - 9:00 AM

The Lifepoint Dental Partners Kids Run starts and finishes on West River Driver located on the west end of the Center Street Bridge one block east of the Iowa Events Center.

Sunday, October 19, 2014
IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon - 8:00 AM
Bankers Trust Marathon Relay - 8:00 AM
The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race - 8:45 AM

All IMT Des Moines Marathon races start and finish in the heart of downtown Des Moines on the Locust Street Bridge

Locust Street Bridge | 100 Locust Street | 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.

Located at Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center, The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo also hosts the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series, Jeff Galloway Running School, Lifepoint Dental Partners Kids Expo and more than 75 exhibitors from around the country.

Athletes will complete the IMT Des Moines Marathon race registration process by picking up their race number/bib, athlete shirt and athlete goodie bag.

The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo is a family-friendly event that is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 17, 2014
3:00 - 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Packet pick up for the Kids Run will be available from 8:00 - 9:00 AM in the Hy-Vee Hall lobby.

Walk up registration for all races closes Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Hy-Vee Hall 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.

Marathon & Half Marathon and Marathon Relay
IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon and Bankers Trust Marathon Relay athletes will receive the Leslie Jordan Milano 1/4 Zip Mock. This long sleeve pullover is 100% microfiber polyester, which features moisture management through chemical free, safe-wicking technology.

The Milano 1/4 Zip is available in men's and women's sizes S through XXL. Sizing Charts are available on the event website.

5K Road Race
The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race athletes will receive the Leslie Jordan Micro Mesh performance shirt. This high performance, long sleeve shirt features moisture management through chemical free, safe-wicking technology.

The Micro Mesh performance shirt is available in men's and women's sizes S through XXL. Click here for sizing charts before you register: www.desmoinesmarathon.com/events/athlete-shirts/

Run Club

The mission of the IMT Des Moines Marathon Run Club is to engage and support individuals actively participating in their own health and wellness.

The primary goal of the IMT Des Moines Marathon Run Club is to prepare and efficiently train club members for the IMT Des Moines Marathon and accompanying races throughout the year. Run Club objectives include group educational sessions, personal one-on-one guidance and weekly support through group running activities.

IMT Des Moines Marathon Run Club membership is open to individuals regardless of age or ability. Newcomers to the sport of running, jogging, or walking who are looking for an introduction to a running program are just as welcome as avid runners who have already completed a marathon or half marathon. If you have a desire to be active, become a more efficient runner and meet others´┐Ż this is for you!

The IMT Des Moines Marathon Running Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The Running Club is organized by an RRCA Certified Coaching Instructor and utilizes a RRCA Certified Coaching Course of Instruction.

Jeff Galloway

Run - Walk - Run - The proven Method

The IMT Des Moines Marathon has partnered with Jeff Galloway to serve as the event's Official Training Consultant.

Jeff has worked with more than 300,000 average people in training for specific goals and is the inventor of the Galloway RUN-WALK-RUN method. Jeff is an inspirational speaker to over 200 running and fitness sessions each year.

His innovative ideas have opened up the possibility of running and completing a marathon to almost everyone. Philosophically, Jeff believes that we were all designed to run and walk, and he keeps finding ways to bring more people into the positive world of exercise.

The IMT Des Moines Marathon is offering Jeff Galloway's Training Program this summer/fall and Jeff's coveted 3-hour Running School race weekend at the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series. Register at jeff-galloway-e-shop.mybigcommerce.com/running-schools/.

Galloway Training Programs

The IMT Des Moines Marathon Running Club presents the Jeff Galloway Galloway Training Program. The Training Program is open to anyone who is interested in fulling a lifetime goal: to run a marathon, half marathon, or first 5K.

The training group welcomes all levels, from beginners to Boston qualifiers. Pace groups are set up to ensure a comfortable and safe training pace for every ability. This run/walk/run training program will prepare participants for an incredible achievement. If you're not certain about whether to join, come with us for a free test run.

Join us for a run so you can see for yourself how the Jeff Galloway run/walk/run method can get you to the finish line injury free and feeling great!

Program Fees:
5K Road Race New Member - $89
5K Road Race Alumni - $69

Half Marathon New Member - $95
Half Marathon Alumni -$75

Marathon New Member - $159
Marathon Alumni - $99

Here's what you get when you're a member of the Galloway Training Program!
> A group to run around with - in all kinds of weather.
> A training program/schedule to lead you to your goal.
> Jeff Galloway's book GALLOWAY TRAINING PROGRAMS, the most comprehensive book on training for 26.2 and 13.1.
> Direct Email connection to Jeff Galloway (training members receive priority response).
> An Official Program coolmax T shirt to wear with pride wherever you wish.
> Discounts at Jeff's Tahoe Retreats and Running Schools.
> Other Galloway groups to train with when you're visiting other cities (over 45 cities).
> A one-year subscription to Runner's World magazine, or a one-year add on to your current subscription (Marathon Training Program members only).
> The chance to ride the Galloway bus to the start of the New York City Marathon (you must enter the race on your own) in Staten Island.
> The chance to receive a race number for the (often) sold-out Marine Corp Marathon!
> *Group runs every Sunday at 6:30 a.m. for the 5K,Half Marathon and Marathon Training Groups. Pace groups for all abilities.

For Information about the IMT Des Moines Marathon Running Club - Jeff Galloway Training Program contact Program Directors, Chris Burch or Becky Baack at info@desmoinesmarathon.com.

Refund Policy:
The training fee is non-refundable. Requests for refunds are considered for medical reasons only and must be accompanied by a physician's letter. They must be submitted prior to the half-way point in the training season. A $25 processing fee will be retained.

I-35 Challenge

The I-35 Challenge is a partnership between the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds and the IMT Des Moines Marathon. The two events take place on the same weekend in October - Kansas City on Saturday (10/18) and Des Moines on Sunday (10/19). The goal of the challenge is to complete both races.

Participants can elect to either do BOTH marathons or BOTH half marathons in the same weekend and receive an I-35 Challenge shirt and finisher medal worthy of their accomplishment. Two cities. Two Races. 190 miles. One great weekend.

Register as you normally would for the IMT Des Moines Marathon and then register for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon. Finally, register for the I-35 Challenge at mysportkc.org/Register/?event=28007.

Event Contact

Chris Burch
Director of Racing and Events

email: info@desmoinesmarathon.com
phone: 515.288.2692
web: www.desmoinesmarathon.com


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