Why not spend your entire weekend in Des Moines… running Des Moines!
Enhance your race experience by participating in the Mercy Live Up Loop 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 Mercy Live Up Loop 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 Mercy Live Up Loop 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 Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run medal combines with the Sunday medals to highlight your weekend of accomplishment in Des Moines. Double the races. Double the hardware.
The race weekend officially kicks off with the Mercy Live Up Loop 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 Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics Junior Jog 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. 5-Mile 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.