The IMT Des Moines Marathon



OCTOBER 14 to 16, 2022

Closing Line


amazing quote
"Fantastic race, beginning to end.
I will absolutely be back to run this race
again and again!"
"The hospitality, scenic course
and race amenities make this a
world-class race for sure!"
MyTeam Triumph
"Amazing event!
The course displays a lot of Des Moines
and is lined with spectators throughout."
"I can think of only a handful of times when I've posted five stars across the board.
In this case, I would have considered six."
Jeff Galloway quote
"It should be on every marathoner’s to-do list,” Jeff Galloway, U.S. Olympian
and America's Running Coach.
I-35 Challenge
"I'd recommend this race
to any and to all.
The I-35 Challenge makes Iowa
a great option for 50 State clubs."
"An overall great race!
Thanks to all of the volunteers who were cheering.
That support was amazing!"
"The IMT Des Moines Marathon knows how to celebrate the sport of running ...
for all ages!"
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For more information about the Des Moines Marathon, including sponsorship opportunities, don't hesitate to contact Chris Burch at 515-288-2692 or via email at