Experience the Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Register Now!
5K Road Race
The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race starts at 8:30 a.m.
The race starts & finishes on the Locust Street Bridge | 100 Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
Race Day Road Closures Combined Course Map Race Day Information
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There are a variety of parking options in downtown Des Moines. You do not have to put money in the parking meters on the street after 6:00 p.m. on Friday, or at any time on Saturday or Sunday.
We invite you to take advantage of parking at many of the downtown parking ramps on Saturday and Sunday. City of Des Moines parking ramps are located at 4th Street/Grand Avenue, 5th Street/George Watson Powell Parkway, 5th Street/Locust Avenue, and 7th Street/Locust Avenue.
Do not attempt to park in the 3rd Street/Court Avenue parking ramp on race morning.
Parking is also available at Principal Park, home of the Iowa Cubs, six blocks south of Nollen Plaza.
Principal Park | One Line Drive | Des Moines, IA 50309
Please be respectful of No Parking signs in the downtown area, especially on race day. Chances are likely that the No Parking signs are posted on our behalf. Your vehicle will be towed.
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Packet Pick Up
Registered athletes will complete the IMT Des Moines Marathon race registration process by attending the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, October 18, from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Don't leave the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo without your race number/bib, Sportag timing device, athlete packet, and race shirt. Please note that athlete registration and/or athlete packet pick up is NOT offered on race day.
The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo is located in Hy-Vee Hall within the Iowa Events Center.
Iowa Events Center | 730 3rd Sreet | Des Moines, IA 50309
The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race starts in downtown Des Moines on the Locust Street Bridge and heads east towards the Iowa State Capitol along Locust Street. Athletes will pass through the East Village and Court Avenue Districts while running on the downtown streets of Des Moines for the race.
Start/Finish Line Map Course Information Course Map
Please self select your starting point, or where you line up, at the start line based on your predicted finish time. A general rule of thumb to follow for first-timers is to let faster runners to the front followed by slower runners and then walkers to the back of the pack.
It is not always easy to determine who is a faster runner and who is a walker before the race has begun. Don't be afraid to ask an IMT Des Moines Marathon Race Committee member for assistance in determining where to line up at the start. You can also stop by the Race Information, Volunteers, or Lint Companies Baggage Claim tent for more information.
Bicycles, inline skates, roller skates, baby strollers, scooters, wheeled vehicles (except event registered wheelchairs), and dogs/pets are not allowed on the Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race course.
The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race finishes back where the race started on the Locust Street Bridgea. Athletes crossing the finish line will be greeted by key volunteers from the Mercy Medical Center First Aid Station. Athletes will be assisted in the removal of the Sportag™ timing device from their shoe after crossing the finish line.
Finishers in the Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race will receive a finisher medal.
MarathonFoto will also be on hand to take post race photos. You can click here to be notified when your photos are available for purchase following the race.
Race To The ULTRA
Michelob ULTRA supports golf, running, and cycling events across the country, encouraging adults to "Live life to the ULTRA" by leading active lifestyles. The "Race To The ULTRA" extravaganza at the Post Race Party offers runners of legal age with ID the opportunity to sample a refreshing, ice cold ULTRA (while supplies last).
A superior low-carbohydrate light beer, Michelob ULTRA has 95 calories, 2.6g carbs, 0.6g protein and 0.0g fat per 12 oz. serving. Visit www.michelobultra.com for access to the Michelob ULTRA Pathfinder running application on Facebook. This application provides mapped running routes in more than 50 U.S. cities, allowing users to share routes, photos and experiences with friends.
Post Race Party
Celebrate your accomplishment with family, friends and other athletes at the official post race party hosted by El Bait Shop from 2 to 5 p.m.
El Bait Shop has more than 100 beers on tap and features American made micro-brew beers. El Bait shop will offer a free taco bar for IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes on race day as well as free beer samples from the Iowa Brewers Association and Belgium Wheat Fat Tire.
El Bait Shop | 200 SW 2nd Street |Des Moines, IA 50309
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