Race Weekend

Sports & Fitness Expo

ATHLETES The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo offers all IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes a gathering with one another to celebrate of their active participation in their own health and wellness. Serving as the kick-off event for the IMT Des Moines Marathon, the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo sets the tone for race weekend. More than 60 exhibitors are on hand featuring the latest in active apparel, accessories, product innovations, and adventure events.

In addition, the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series offers informational and motivational talks over the course of the two-day Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo. Presentations feature official course overviews, bio-mechanics from Altra Footwear and meet and greet opportunities with special guests. Attend one of the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series sessions and you could win a pair of Altra Footwear shoes!

The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo, located at Hy-Vee Hall (Hall B) in the Iowa Events Center, also serves as athlete packet pick-up and walk-up race registration for all of the IMT Des Moines Marathon races. Athletes who are registered for one the IMT Des Moines Marathon races are required to pick up their race number/bib, athlete apparel and race packet. Walk-up registration is allowed on both Friday and Saturday.

Friday, October 13 from 3 to 8 pm and Saturday, October 14 from 10 am to 8 pm.

Admission to the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.

EXHIBITORS To become an exhibitor, reserve your desired booth space, size and location within the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo floor plan. Visit our interactive floor plan online and view extensive exhibitor show hours and load-in information. Complete an exhibitor application online in minutes by clicking here.

The Iowa Events Center has many services available to help create the booth space you are looking for. Download their Exhibitor Services order form to order these services and more directly online by clicking here.

Hy-Vee Hall (Hall B) is located in the Iowa Events Center. 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Speaker Series

The MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series coincides with the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, October 15 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Athletes registered for any of the IMT Des Moines Marathon races are welcome to attend the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series sessions, which are also free and open to the public.

MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series presentations focus on the sport of running and active participation in healthy lifestyles. Presentations include official IMT Des Moines Marathon course overviews, Altra Footwear and specials guests.

Schedule

Friday, October 13

Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo
3:00 to 8:00 pm

MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series
3:00 to 8:00 pm

Athlete Packet Pick-Up
3:00 to 8:00 pm

Athlete Walk-Up Registration
3:00 to 8:00 pm

Hy-Vee Hall (Hall B) in the Iowa Events Center. 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Saturday, October 14

Mercy Live Up Loop
8:00 am

Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics Junior Jog
9:30 am

Principal Park, home of the Iowa Cubs. 1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Athlete Walk-Up Registration
10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Athlete Packet Pick-Up
10:00 am to 8:00 pm

 

Hy-Vee Hall (Hall B) in the Iowa Events Center. 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Sunday, October 15

The Lint Companies Gear Check
6:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wellmark YMCA – Locker Room Access
6:00 am to 3:00 pm

Power Life Yoga
7:00 to 7:30 am

IMT Des Moines Marathon – Official Race Announcements Begin
7:45 am

IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon and Bankers Trust Marathon Relay Start
8:00 am

Principal 5K Road Race Start
8:30 am

Cowles Commons. 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Join Us At The Finish Line
9:00 am to 3 pm

The Royal Mile. 210 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

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