Athletes

The IMT Des Moines Marathon 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 October 19 & 20, 2019.

Local 5 premieres The Big Reveal of the 2019 finisher medals on Good Morning Iowa. View here.

Local 5 premieres The Big Reveal of the 2019 athlete apparel on Good Morning Iowa. View here.

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.

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Course elevation profile. Click here.

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IMT Des Moines Half Marathon

USATF Certificate: IA17005MF.

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Principal 5K Road Race

USATF Certificate: IA17006MF.

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Course elevation profile in kilometers. Click here.

Course elevation profile in miles. Click here.

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Bankers Trust Marathon Relay

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Event overview. Click here.

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MercyOne 5-Mile Run

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MercyOne 1-Mile Walk

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MercyOne Children’s Hospital Kids Run

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9:30 a.m.
MercyOne Children’s Hospital Kids Run & 1-Mile Run
Starts & finishes outside of stadium within the parking lot.

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.