Athletes

The IMT Des Moines Marathon scenic routes are known for showcasing the best of Des Moines, including quaint neighborhoods, universities, parks, city skylines, and a downtown destination atmosphere at the finish line.

Join us for the 19th annual IMT Des Moines Marathon races October 17 & 18, 2020. Register now.

Start & Finish Line

Pre-Race and Post-Race offerings, including Start & Finish Line location. Click here.

Race Routes

IMT Des Moines Marathon

USATF Certificate: IA17004MF. *Minor course changes are anticipated between Mile 21 and 23 in 2020 and will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

Course map. Click here.

Course elevation profile. Click here.

Course description. Click here.

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon

USATF Certificate: IA17005MF. *Minor course changes are anticipated between Mile 8 and 10 in 2020 and will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

Course map. Click here.

Course elevation profile. Click here.

Course description. Click here.

Principal 5K Road Race

USATF Certificate: IA17006MF.

Course map. Click here.

Course elevation profile in kilometers. Click here.

Course elevation profile in miles. Click here.

Course description. Click here.

Bankers Trust Marathon Relay

*Minor course changes are anticipated between Mile 21 and 23 in 2020 and will be announced as soon as they are finalized. Please also note that transition areas on the map below are not accurate. Transition areas will be updated on the map to reflect the correct locations at Mile 4, 10, 14, and 20.

Course map. Click here.

Course elevation profile. Click here.

Event overview. Click here.

Course Description. Click here.

Course Directions. Click here.

MercyOne 5-Mile Run

Course map. Click here.

Course elevation profile. Click here.

Course description. Click here.

MercyOne 1-Mile Walk

Course map. Click here.

Course description. Click here.

MercyOne Children’s Hospital Kids Run

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Distances offered include:

Pre-Kindergarten Age – 50 meters; Open to all pre-kindergarten and under ages & abilities, including runners and walkers alike.

Kindergarten and 1st-Grade – ¼ mile; Open to all kindergarten and 1st-grade ages & abilities, including runners and walkers alike.

2nd-Grade and 3rd-Grade – ½ mile; Open to all 2nd and 3rd-grade ages & abilities, including runners and walkers alike.

4th-Grand through 8th-Grade – 1 mile; Open to all 4th through 8th-grade ages & abilities, including runners and walkers alike.

*Distances vary based on academic grade level, from 50 meters to 1-Mile. However, children may participate in the distance that is best suited for their personal development. All Kids Run activities take place at Principal Park.

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