Why not spend your entire weekend in Des Moines… running Des Moines!

Enhance your race experience by participating in the MercyOne 5-Mile Run on Saturday and combining it with your race of choice in the IMT Des Moines Marathon, IMT Des Moines Half Marathon, Principal 5K Road Race or as a member in the Bankers Trust Marathon Relay on Sunday by participating in the IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Combo.

To register, select the 5-Mile Combo event category during online registration. This will allow you to sign up for both the MercyOne 5-Mile Run and your race of choice in the IMT Des Moines Marathon races on Sunday. Register now.

If you are already registered for the MercyOne 5-Mile Run OR the IMT Des Moines Marathon, IMT Des Moines Half Marathon, Principal 5K Road Race or as a member of the Bankers Trust Marathon Relay and would like to participate in the 5-Mile Combo, simply return to register for the event category you would like to add, and you will automatically be included in the 5-Mile Combo.

Athletes participating in the IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Combo receive a special thermal beanie cap in addition to their Saturday and Sunday race offerings, as well as a finisher medal in both races. That’s right… two finisher medals. The MercyOne 5-Mile Run medal combines with the Sunday medals to highlight your weekend of accomplishment in Des Moines. Double the races. Double the hardware.

Stay connected with the IMT DMM App throughout the year. Available for free download through the iTunes and Google play stores.


The race weekend officially kicks off with the MercyOne 5-Mile Run & 1-Mile Walk on Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 am with an open division for all competitors followed by a stroller-friendly division. The MercyOne Children’s Hospital Kids Run offers various race distances for children ages 3 to 14 years of age at 9:30 am. Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309. Course Map


It’s time to lace up the running shoes again on Sunday, October 20 at 8:00 a.m. at the 18th annual IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon, Bankers Trust Marathon Relay and Principal 5K Road Race. The IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon and Bankers Trust Marathon Relay start together at 8 am followed by the Principal 5K Road Race at 8:30 am. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

All registrants should read our terms and conditions and frequently asked questions.

Experience the fun & excitement of the IMT Des Moines Marathon series of races October 19 & 20.

"It was awesome! My first half marathon and it couldn't have been a better course to start with! The support groups and volunteers were amazing. It was a well run day start to finish!"
"The hospitality, scenic course and race amenities make this a world-class race for sure!"
"Fantastic event. The course displayed a lot of Des Moines and was 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 stars."
"It should be on every marathoner’s to-do list,” Jeff Galloway, Olympian and America's Running Coach.
"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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