I-35 Challenge

TAKE THE CHALLENGE The Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon presented by Ivy Funds and the IMT Des Moines Marathon are partnering together again this year to offer the I-35 Challenge.

Sold out in it’s first two years, registration for the I-35 Challenge is now open so don’t delay. Register today.

Register for your race of choice in Kansas City (Marathon or Half Marathon) and your race of choice in Des Moines (Marathon or Half Marathon) separately as you normally would for each race. You will also then register separately for the I-35 Challenge through the unique I-35 Challenge race registration site once it opens.

Athletes can do any combination of races to compete in the I-35 Challenge. Want to run the Marathon in Kansas City and the Half Marathon in Des Moines? You can. Want to run the Marathon in Kansas City and the Marathon in Des Moines? You can. Want to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City and the Half Marathon in Des Moines? You got it, you can. Want to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City and the Marathon in Des Moines? You can do that too. The I-35 Challenge is open to all of these options.

Watch for more announcements and race registration dates to be released soon. Two cities. Two races. One great weekend. I-35 Challenge.

DATES 

• Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds
o Saturday, October 15
o 7:00 am
Click here for Race Day schedule.
• IMT Des Moines Marathon
o Sunday, October 16
o 8:00 am
Click here for Race Day information.

REGISTRATION I-35 Challenge race registration is now open. The number of athletes accepted into the I-35 Challenge has been expanded this year. However, a registration cap will be set. It is anticipated that the I-35 Challenge will sell out again so if you plan to participate, don’t wait to register once registration opens.

Register for your race of choice in Kansas City (Marathon or Half Marathon) and your race of choice in Des Moines (Marathon or Half Marathon) as you normally would. You will also register separately for the I-35 Challenge through this unique I-35 Challenge race registration site.

AMENITIES For completing the I-35 Challenge, 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 & bib.
• I-35 Challenge finisher medal.

TRAINING PROGRAMS The I-35 Challenge has consulted with Jeff Galloway, founder of Jeff Galloway Training Programs and the Run-Walk-Run method that has trained hundred of thousands around the world to cross the finish line injury free.

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 race expo to pick-up your race materials for each race 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 bibs to wear in Kansas City and Des Moines. Pick up your IMT Des Moines Marathon or Half Marathon packet at check-in once you arrive in Des Moines. 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 13, 3:00 to 8:00 pm.
o Friday, October 14, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Click here for more information about the expo.
• IMT Des Moines Marathon Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo
o Location: Hy-Vee Hall (Hall B). 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.
 Located in the Iowa Events Center
o Friday, October 14, 3:00 to 8:00 pm.
o Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Click here for more information about the expo.

FOR 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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