IMT Des Moines Marathon 2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Des Moines, IA


  • MercyOne 5-Mile Run on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting House of Mercy

    » $30.00 Spring Registration (through 5/24 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $35.00 Summer Registration (5/24 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 Fall Registration (5/24 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/20 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $45.00 Late Registration (9/20 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/17 at 4:00 PM US/Central)
    5-Mile Run Registration


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

    » Select your event category on Step 2. (through the day of the event)
    5-Mile Run + Kid Run Registration


  • MercyOne 1-Mile Walk on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting myTEAM TRIUMPH

    » $25.00 Registration (through the day of the event)
    1-Mile Walk Registration


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

    » Select your event category on Step 2. (through the day of the event)
    1-Mile Walk + Kids Run Registration


  • MercyOne Children's Hospital Kids Run on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 9:30 AM
    Benefiting House of Mercy

    » $10.00 Registration (through the day of the event)
    Kids Run Registration


  • IMT Des Moines Marathon on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting Special Olympics Iowa

    » $90.00 Spring Registration (through 5/24 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $100.00 Summer Registration (5/24 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $110.00 Fall Registration (7/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/21 at 7:00 PM US/Central)
    » $125.00 Late Registration (9/20 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/17 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Marathon Registration


  • IMT Des Moines Half Marathon on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting Special Olympics Iowa

    » $95.00 Fall Registration (7/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/21 at 7:00 PM US/Central)
    » $75.00 Spring Registration (through 5/24 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $85.00 Summer Registration (5/24 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $110.00 Late Registration (9/20 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/17 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Half Marathon Registration


  • Bankers Trust Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM
    Benefiting Special Olympics Iowa

    » $325.00 Registration (through 10/17 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    Marathon Relay Registration


  • Principal 5K Road Race on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:30 AM
    Benefiting Special Olympics Iowa

    » $30.00 Spring Registration (through 5/24 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $35.00 Summer Registration (5/24 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 Fall Registration (7/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/21 at 7:00 PM US/Central)
    » $45.00 Late Registration (9/20 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/17 at 5:00 PM US/Central)
    5K Road Race Registration


  • Assisted Athletes on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM
    Register my team.

    » $70.00 Registration (through the day of the event)
    Assisted Athlete Registration


  • Purchase Your VIP Race Day Experience

    » $35.00 Per Ticket
    Purchase VIP Experience


  • Purchase Your VIP Pasta Dinner

    » $35.00 Per Ticket
    Purchase VIP Pasta Dinner




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Schedule of Events

Packet Pick-Up Hours and Location

Friday, October 16, 2020
Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo - 3 to 8 pm
MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series - 3 to 8 pm

Saturday, October 17, 2020
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 Weekend Start Times and Location

Saturday, October 17, 2020
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 18, 2020
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 prior to the race.

Friday, October 16, 2020
3 to 8 pm

Saturday, October 17, 2020
10 am to 6 pm

Walk-up registration for all races closes on Saturday, October 17 at 6 pm.

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

Iowa Events Center - Hall C, 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

VIP Pasta Dinner

Join your fellow running enthusiasts for a specially prepared dinner featuring carbo-loading fare, and hear of stories of inspiration from the race director.

VIP Pasta Dinner at Renaissance Savery Hotel
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6 pm
Renaissance Savery (host hotel headquarters). 400 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Also attending the VIP Pasta Dinner meal will be members of myTEAM TRIUMPH, IMT Des Moines Marathon pro & elite athletes, and members of the Marathon Maniacs & Half Fanatics Pace Team.

VIP Race Day 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 by partnering with Hessen Haus to provide personal hospitality to you in a private function environment.

VIP Race Day Experience at Hessen Haus
Sunday, October 18 - 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 omelete station. Full Hessen Haus menu service starts at 10 am. All within 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!

Do the 5-Mile Combo

The IMT Des Moines Marathon offers two days of races with the 5-Mile Combo. The best part is that you can participate in both races, on 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 5-Mile Combo finisher medal recognition to highlight your IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Combo accomplishment in Des Moines.

Signing up for the 5-Mile Combo is simple. Register for the MercyOne 5-Mile Run on Saturday, and sign up for your race of choice on Sunday by adding both races to your shopping cart before confirming your registration order.

Or, you can register for your race of choice on Sunday and then come back later to register for the MercyOne 5-Mile Run, or vice-versa, should decide you later that you want to add a race to your weekend schedule. Compete and complete both days in Des Moines.

Double your race. Double your hardware. Double your fun!

Take the I-35 Challenge

The I-35 Challenge Presented by the Half Fanatics & Marathon Maniacs is a partnership between the Garmin Kansas City Marathon and the IMT Des Moines Marathon.

The two events take place on the same weekend in October; Kansas City on Saturday, Oct. 17, and Des Moines on Sunday, Oct. 18. 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 the marathon and half marathon distance in the same weekend to receive an I-35 Challenge shirt and finisher medal. Two cities. Two Races. 190 miles apart. One great weekend.

Register as you normally would for the IMT Des Moines Marathon, and then register for the Garmin Kansas City Marathon . Finally, register for the I-35 Challenge Presented by the Half Fanatics & Marathon Maniacs through the unique I-35 Challenge registration platform. raceroster.com/events/2020/28761/i-35-challenge-presented-by-the-half-fanatics-and-marathon-maniacs

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 1/4 zip in men's and women's sizes XS through XXL. ($2 upcharge for XXL sizing)

MercyOne 5-Mile Run
MercyOne 5-Mile Run athletes will receive a premium long sleeve shirt available in unisex sizes XS through XXL. ($2 upcharge for XXL sizing)

MercyOne 1-Mile Walk
MercyOne 1-Mile Walk athletes will receive a premium long sleeve shirt available in unisex sizes XS through XXL. ($2 upcharge for XXL sizing)

5K Road Race
Principal 5K Road Race athletes will receive a premium long sleeve shirt available in unisex sizes XS through XXL. ($2 upcharge for XXL sizing)

Bankers Trust Marathon Relay
Bankers Trust Marathon Relay athletes receive a premium Leslie Jordan 1/4 zip in men's and women's sizes XS through XXL. ($2 upcharge for XXL sizing)

Click the IMT Des Moines Marathon FAQ page for Leslie Jordan sizing charts before you register at: 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 should 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.

Questions? Contact Races2Remember at sales@races2remember.com

Special Olympics Iowa - Unified Pairing

The IMT Des Moines Marathon offers a Unified Pairing partnership with Special Olympics Iowa for the Principal 5k Road Race and needs partners for Special Olympic Iowa athletes to pair up with!

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 Iowa athlete whom you have been paired with to enjoy a leisurely run/walk and hang out with Special Olympic Iowa 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 16 or Saturday, October 17 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 Iowa 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 Iowa athletes.

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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