The IMT Des Moines Marathon (IMT DMM) advocates active participation in our health and wellness by providing community running events and related activities. Since its inception in 2002, the IMT DMM has provided a positive image of Des Moines by offering race goals for athletes of all abilities, from the MercyOne 1-Mile Walk to the IMT DMM 26.2-Mile marathon distance. And, we want you to join us!


The IMT DMM Advocate Program provides you with the opportunity to blog about your experience with running or walking the IMT DMM on race day, along with some great race benefits, including free entry.

The IMT DMM is looking for athletes of all skill levels who want to participate in any of our events and blog about it. We will be selecting four (4) diverse bloggers from all “walks of life.” Those selected will be required to submit a minimum of four (4) blogs during the year, with the last one being a post-race blog.

Blogging is about sharing your knowledge and perspective with the world. What makes your blog unique is you, so tell your story. Blog entries should include content you are passionate about. Keep content concise and engaging while being authentic and credible. Be reflective. Be honest. Be yourself. Have fun.


IMT DMM Advocates will receive recognition as an official IMT Des Moines Marathon blogger and event ambassador. Advocates will also receive:

  • Access to a private Facebook group page
  • Free race of choice registration entry
  • Free race of choice registration for follower giveaway (x2)
  • IMT Des Moines Marathon Race Wrap, Training shirt, and promotional items.
  • Entries are featured on the event website, monthly newsletter, and social media channels.


The candidate should have excellent written communication skills. The IMT DMM reserves the right to make edits to blog submissions for grammatical purposes. To view samples of previous blogs, click here.


Should you be interested in applying to the IMT DMM Advocate Program, complete an application online and tell us a little about yourself so we can get a feel for your writing style by clicking here.

IMT Advocate Program candidate applications are accepted through April 15th. Bloggers who are selected will be emailed by April 19th with instructions for submitting their first blog entry.

Questions? Email Chris Burch, cburch@dmm00419.hmdev, IMT Des Moines Marathon director of racing and events, for more information about the IMT DMM Advocate Program.

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