I-35 Challenge

ABOUT

The I-35 Challenge is a partnership between the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds and the IMT Des Moines Marathon. The two events take place on the same weekend in October – Kansas City on Saturday (10/18) and Des Moines on Sunday (10/19). The goal of the challenge is to complete both races.

Participants can elect to either do BOTH marathons or BOTH half marathons in the same weekend and receive an I-35 Challenge shirt and finisher medal worthy of their accomplishment. Two cities. Two Races. 190 miles. One great weekend.

DATES
• Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds
o Saturday, October 18
o 7:00 a.m.
Click here for Race Day schedule
• IMT Des Moines Marathon
o Sunday, October 19
o 8:00 a.m.
Click here for Race Day information

REGISTRATION

You must register for BOTH Marathons or BOTH Half Marathons through each event website, as you normally would, and then complete an additional registration for the I-35 Challenge for $20.
Click here to register for Kansas City
Click here to register for Des Moines
Click here to register for the I-35 Challenge

AMENITIES

For completing either both Marathons or both Half Marathons, participants will receive the following:
• Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon participant shirt
• Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon finisher medal
• IMT Des Moines Marathon participant shirt
• IMT Des Moines Marathon finisher medal
• I-35 Challenge participant shirt
• I-35 Challenge finisher medal

TRAINING

Jeff Galloway – Goal to Run Kansas City on Saturday and Des Moines on Sunday – I-35 Challenge Galloway Training Program

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon and IMT Des Moines Marathon – I-35 Challenge Training Guide

PACKET PICK-UP

Attend packet pick-up at each city’s expo to pick up your race materials as you normally would. The I-35 Challenge booth in Kansas City is where you will check in and pick up your I-35 Challenge shirt and participant bib. The I-35 Challenge booth in Des Moines is where you will check in and pick up your second I-35 Challenge participant bib. You will have separate bibs for the races – one for Saturday and one for Sunday. You will receive your I-35 Challenge finisher medal after crossing the finish line in Des Moines.

EXPO DETAILS
• Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds Health & Fitness Expo
o Location: Crown Center Exhibit Hall A
 2323 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
 (Connected to The Sheraton at the North end of Crown Center)
o Thursday, October 16, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
o Friday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Click here for more information about the expo
• IMT Des Moines Marathon Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo
o Location: Hy-Vee Hall
 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
 (Located in the Iowa Events Center)
o Friday, October 17, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
o Saturday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Click here for more information about the expo

FAQs

1. What are the options?
a. Marathon Challenge:  Participants that register to run the Marathon in Kansas City and the Marathon in Des Moines.
b. Half Marathon Challenge:  Participants that register to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City and the Half Marathon in Des Moines.

2. Why can’t I do the Half Marathon and then the Marathon?
a. The purpose of this challenge is to test participants and encourage an exclusive group of individuals wishing to push their limits and challenge themselves by running the same distance both days.
Click here to view all the FAQs for the I-35 Challenge.

MORE INFORMTATION
Click here for more information about the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.
Click here for more information about the IMT Des Moines Marathon.
Click here for the I-35 Challenge Facebook Page.
For additional questions, please email contact@sportkc.org or info@desmoinesmarathon.com.

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