I-35 Challenge

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The Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon and IMT Des Moines Marathon are partnering together for the return of the I-35 Challenge in 2015.

The I-35 Challenge will open registration in the spring. The number of athletes accepted into the Challenge will be expanded.  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 (half marathon or full marathon) and your race of choice in Des Moines (half marathon or full marathon) as you normally would. You will also register separately for the I-35 Challenge through a unique I-35 Challenge race registration site.

Also in 2015, participants can do any combination of events to complete the I-35 Challenge. Want to run the Marathon in Kansas City and the Half in Des Moines? Now you can. Want to run the Marathon in Kansas City and the Marathon in Des Moines? Now you can. Want to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City and the Half Marathon in Des Moines? You got it, now you can. Want to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City and the Marathon in Des Moines? You can do that too. Whether it’s a full to full, half to half or a combination of the two, the I-35 Challenge is open to all 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 17
o 7:00 a.m.
Click here for Race Day schedule
• IMT Des Moines Marathon
o Sunday, October 18
o 8:00 a.m.
Click here for Race Day information

REGISTRATION

The I-35 Challenge will open registration in the spring. The number of athletes accepted into the Challenge will be expanded. 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 (half marathon or full marathon) and your race of choice in Des Moines (half marathon or full marathon) as you normally would. You will also register separately for the I-35 Challenge through a 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
• 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 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 15, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
o Friday, October 16, 11:00 a.m. to 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 16, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
o Saturday, October 17, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Click here for more information about the expo

FAQs

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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