5-Mile Combo

The IMT Des Moines Marathon offers two days of races. Participate in the 5-Mile Combo by registering for the Mercy Live Up Loop on Saturday and combine it with your race of choice on Sunday in the IMT Des Moines Marathon, IMT Des Moines Half Marathon, Principal 5K Road Race or as a member of a relay team in the Bankers Trust Marathon Relay. Register Now.

Athletes participating in the 5-Mile Combo will receive a Leslie Jordan premium fleece stadium blanket for the Mercy Live Up Loop in addition to either Principal 5K Road Race running gloves, or an IMT DMM Marathon, Half Marathon or  Bankers Trust Marathon Relay1/4 Zip pullover.

Finisher medals are offered in all races both Saturday and Sunday. That’s right… two finisher medals. The Mercy Live Up Loop medal magnetically combines with the medals on Sunday to highlight your 5-Mile Combo accomplishment in Des Moines. Double the races. Double the hardware.

SATURDAY Race weekend kicks off with the Mercy Live Up Loop on Saturday, October 14. The 5-mile run features an open division for all competitors at 8:00 a.m. followed by a stroller-friendly division.

The fun continues with the Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics Junior Jog at Principal Park offering family-friendly activities in the parking lot of Principal Park.

SUNDAY Racing picks up again on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. with the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon, Bankers Trust Marathon Relay and Principal 5K Road Race. Make it back to the start line for day two and participate in any race on Sunday to be included in the 5-Mile Combo.

REGISTER Signing up for the 5-Mile Combo is simple. Look for the 5-Mile Combo during online registration to sign up for the Mercy Live Up Loop on Saturday and your race of choice on Sunday. Or, if you are already signed up for the IMT Des Moines Marathon, IMT Des Moines Half Marathon, Principal 5K Road Race or as a team member in the Bankers Trust Marathon Relay and would like to add the Mercy Live Up Loop to your weekend registration, simply return to register online and add the Mercy Live Up Loop. Register Now.

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