CANCELLATION POLICY Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another year or person. Sorry, no exceptions. This means once the IMT Des Moines Marathon (IMT DMM) has received the athlete’s entry, they will not receive a refund if they cannot participate. Athletes may not give or sell their race number/bib to anyone else. Refunds will not be issued if the event is cancelled because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances. This was acknowledged in step 2 of the IMT DMM athlete registration process.
PARTICIPATION Participating in a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. Athletes should be medically able and properly trained to participate in the IMT DMM. The athlete understands the risks associated with running this event, including, but not limited to, weather, traffic, course conditions and surfaces, falls and contact with other runners, volunteers or spectators. Wheelchair entrants must wear a helmet at all times. RRCA Guidelines for Safe Events.
MEDICAL SUPPORT Medical support for this event will be provided by volunteer personnel who may be called upon to provide assistance, including first aid, during or after the event. Medical volunteers will assist participants as necessary or appropriate. By entering and participating in a road race, entrants agree to treatment by medical personnel, and also agree to accept medical decisions related to the entrants ability to participate or continue in the race.
RULES AND REGULATIONS Athletes in the IMT DMM agree to obey and accept the rules of the race and any related events and abide by the decision of any race official concerning the runner’s ability to safely complete the race. The following items are not permitted in the IMT DMM: dogs on leashes or other pets, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, baby joggers or any other types of vehicles. Bandit pacers or anyone participating in any portion of the race without a proper race number/bib will be removed from the course. These regulations are for the safety of the athletes participating in the race. The IMT DMM reserves the right to disqualify and remove anyone from the course at any time. The Mercy Live Up Loop is stroller-friendly, meaning an adult may run, jog or walk with a stroller.
HEADPHONES The IMT DMM requests that participants refrain from the use of headphones of any type on the event courses. The request is for not only the safety of the participant, but also spectators and volunteers.The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the IMT DMM encourages a headphone-free environment during the race. We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line. Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.
PHOTOGRAPHS Athletes also grant the IMT DMM the right to take photographs of themselves, including family, in connection with the above-identified event. Athletes authorize the IMT DMM, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. By participating in the IMT DMM athletes also agree that the IMT DMM may use such photographs of with or without the athlete’s name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising and social media content.
COURSE SUPPORT The IMT DMM course is open for 7:00 hours. This allows for a 16:00 minute per mile pace. Anyone who cannot maintain a 16:00 minute per mile pace must move to the sidewalk as the course closes to allow regular traffic through. Athletes services cannot be guaranteed for athletes beyond the 16:00 minute per mile pace.
DRUG TESTING Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USA Track & Field rules and IAAF rule 144. Information regarding drugs and drug testing may be obtained by calling the USOC Hot Line at 1-800-223-0393.
TOBACCO POLICY Tobacco is prohibited in all IMT DMM event areas. Tobacco includes, but is not limited to cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snus, snuff, etc. This tobacco-free policy applies to all board members, event participants, volunteers and the general public while in attendance.
ALCOHOL POLICY For the safety and enjoyment of all participants and spectators all alcohol must be kept within the parameters of the beer garden on race day. Entrance to the beer garden requires identification in the form of a driver’s license, other valid photo ID, or wristband. Wristbands may be provided to participants of the event at packet pick-up with proof of proper identification. Wristbands are good for one, free, standard drink. (12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces for wine or 1 ounce liquor) Polices regarding alcohol consumption will be posted at the entrance, exit and inside of the beer garden. Law enforcement will be present at the entrance and exit of the beer garden to ensure safety and order of all our volunteers and participants and spectators.
SALES TAX Sate of Iowa sales tax is added to all IMT Des Moines Marathon transactions.