All finishers are awarded a finisher medal. For those that cross the finish line sooner than others, here is what is offered.
Athletes must be officially registered for the race division they completed to qualify for awards or cash prizes.
An athlete can be awarded prize money in only one event category. The IMT Des Moines Marathon does not duplicate or ‘double-dip’ between prize money, overall awards, and age division awards. Prize money winners cannot also qualify for age division awards.
If an athlete places in two prize money categories, prestige takes precedence. (Example: If an athlete qualifies for 3rd place in the Marathon and as Top Iowan, he or she would be awarded 3rd place in the Marathon, and then the next Iowan to finish would receive Top Iowan.)
Cash awards and gift card awards are based on gun time, not chip time. To view prize money and event records for each race division, click here.
Scheels is the presenting sponsor of IMT Des Moines Marathon prize money, overall awards and trophies, and age division awards.
Cash is offered in the IMT Des Moines Marathon and goes to the top three male and female finishers and the top two male and female master’s finishers. A cash bonus is offered in the IMT Des Moines Marathon if the male or female winner breaks the current event record. An additional cash bonus is offered if they finish under 02:20 and 02:40, respectively.
Scheels presents gift cards in the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon to the top three male and female finishers and top two male and female master’s finishers. The fastest male and female from Iowa to cross the finish line in the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon also receive a Scheels gift card.
Scheels presents a 1st place trophy for the top male and female finisher in the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon race divisions.
Age Division Awards
Scheels presents a personalized keepsake in all race divisions to the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups; 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 & over.
Personalization includes athlete name, race division, place within an age division, and finish time.
All awards are mailed directly to the winning athlete and typically take 5-6 weeks for production and shipping once race results are official.
Wanda Age Group World Championships
The 3rd edition of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings runs through to the end of 2021. The IMT DMM will be included in the 4th edition of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group Qualifying Events in 2021.
The World Championships will occur in the spring/summer of 2022, with the venue and details announced by mid-2021.
Participants in an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race will earn points according to their age, time, and gender, aligned with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
For more information on the scoring system and world rankings, click here.
BibRave lists the IMT Des Moines Marathon as one of The Decade’s Top 20 Marathons in the United States. Read more.
RaceRaves lists the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon as the best in Iowa and one of the best in the Midwest. Read more.
Cityview Magazine lists the IMT Des Moines Marathon as the Best Local Running Event in Des Moines. Read more.
IMT Des Moines Marathon athlete registration fees structure. Click here.
To confirm your IMT Des Moines Marathon registration, click here.
To receive an additional copy of your IMT Des Moines Marathon confirmation message via email, click here.