October 20, 2024

Boston Qualifier, Flat and Fast Courses, Amazing Host City

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Mission Statement

The IMT Des Moines Marathon advocates for individuals who actively participate in their health and wellness by engaging, coordinating, and providing community-related running events and initiatives.


Since its inception in 2002, the IMT Des Moines Marathon has provided a positive image of Des Moines as a place to live, work, and play by offering race distances for athletes of all ages and abilities, including the IMT Des Moines Marathon & half marathon, Bankers Trust marathon relay, Pricipal 5K and the MercyONE Children’s Hospital kids run.

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CityView Magazine
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Voted Best Local Running Event in the annual Cityview Magazine “Best of Awards” by nearly 14,000 readers. (2015 – 2022)
Jeff GallowayU.S. Olympian and America’s Running Coach
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It should be on every Marathoner’s To-Do List,
Survey Says@username
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98% of athletes reported an overall positive experience with the race. 98% of athletes said they are ‘Most Likely’ going to recommend the race to someone else. Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars. 700+ responses.
Race Raves
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The best marathon in Iowa and one of the best in the United States. The best half marathon in Iowa and one of the best in the United States. Rating: 4.6 out of 5 shoes. More than 300 race reviews are listed.

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