The Bankers Trust Marathon Relay presented by Iowa Games is a team event intended for athletes of all skill levels and running speed. Bankers Trust Marathon Relay teams consist of 5 team members and must have all 5 team members present in order to compete on race day. Teams are divided into male, female, co-ed (minimum 2 male and 2 female), and corporate divisions.Team members are encouraged to attend one of the Course Presentations at the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series when they pick up their athlete packet race weekend. Detailed Overview

MEMBER LEGS The 1st member of each Bankers Trust Marathon Relay team completes the first 4 miles of the IMT Des Moines Marathon course, the 2nd member of the team completes the next 6, the 3rd the next 5, the 4th the next 5, and the 5th member will complete the final 6.2 miles of the 26.2 mile course.

All 5 members of each relay team may finish the race and cross the finish line together. All teams will be scored by the gun time. Everyone will receive a Bankers Trust Marathon Relay presented by Iowa Games 1/4 zip pullover, race number/bib, and finisher medal.

Race Day

KINETIC ENERGY once again hosts the Bankers Trust Marathon Relay presented by Iowa Games staging area at their downtown Des Moines clinic for the 9th year in a row.  Parking for each team’s personal vehicle is available behind their building. Individual team members should find offsite parking on their own.

Teams are offered a warm place to stretch, meet with their team, and learn about last-minute relay details.  Bathroom access, water and Endurance Formula Gatorade will also be provided before the start of the race.  Team members may watch the start of the race and return in time to drive to the first transition area on the course. Transition Areas are staffed by Iowa Sports Foundation volunteers. Driving instructions

The start line is only 3 blocks from Kinetic Energy at 515 3rd Street, Suite 100. 

Single participants

Don’t have a team but want to be placed on one if someone gets injured? Have a couple of team members but not quite five? Want to be placed on team with four others who are looking to compete in the race at or near the same pace?

Register as single participant in the Bankers Trust Marathon Relay and the IMT Des Moines Marathon will place you on a team. You will be asked during registration if you have anyone you would like to be placed with. Name them and have them name you and we’ll take care of the rest to get you all placed on the same team. Once a team of five members is filled, we will move on to filling the next team.

Relay for charity

The IMT Des Moines Marathon is proud to support United Way of Central Iowa’s healthy lifestyle choices. Prize money from the Bankers Trust Marathon Relay presented by Iowa Games will be administered through the United Way of Central Iowa. The top 4 teams in each race division have 3 options to choose from where their charity prize money can be donated to.

Teams can choose to donate to United Way of Central Iowa’s Community Fund (which supports efforts in education, income and health), some 68 partner organizations (find a list of partner organizations by clicking this link http://www.unitedwaydm.org/partners), or eligible organizations (a health & human service organization that is a 501(c)(3) and has a presence within and serves the people of the State of Iowa). If the team picks an organization that ends up being ineligible for some reason, they will be contacted and asked to choose another organization.

ADAPTIVE SPORTS The Iowa Sports Foundation Adaptive Sports program has been targeted and will be promoted as the primary United Way Community Fund program in 2015.  The goal is to raise $2,000.  Once that goal has been met, Community Fund contributions will go towards health initiative strategies.  If a team selects a charity other than United Way, funds will go through United Way to that organization.

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