5-MILE COMBO

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 the Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run and your race of choice in the IMT Des Moines Marathon races on Sunday together. Register for both 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 online and register for the event category you would like to add and you will automatically be included in the 5-Mile Combo. Register for the other race now.

Athletes participating in the IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Combo receive a special thermal skull 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.

SATURDAY

The race weekend officially kicks off with the Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run & 1-Mile Walk on Saturday, October 20 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 8:30 am. Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.

SUNDAY

It’s time to lace up the running shoes again on Sunday, October 21 at 8:00 a.m. at the 17th 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 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.

Experience the fun & excitement of the IMT Des Moines Marathon series of races October 20 & 21.

"Des Moines is all about community, the community of volunteers, race committee and the great city that embraces this awesome event."
"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."
"The community pride and volunteer gusto in this event is absolutely fabulous."
"This was a great race experience and I highly recommend it."
"Des Moines is honored to be recognized as the Road Runners Club of America Most Runner Friendly Community."
"I'd recommend this race to any and to all, with the I-35 Challenge Iowa is a great option for 50 state clubs."
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