All finishers are awarded a finisher medal. For those that cross the finish line sooner than others, here is what is offered.
Pro & Elite Athletes To view prize money and event records for each race division, click here.
An athlete can be awarded prize money in only one event category. Athletes must be officially registered for the race division they competed in, in order to qualify for any awards or cash prizes.
The IMT Des Moines Marathon does not duplicate, or double-dip, overall awards and age division awards. Prize money winners cannot also qualify for age division awards, which are offered for the top 3 men and women in each age category starting at 14 & under, and up to 80 & over.
If an athlete places in two prize money categories, prestige takes precedence. (Example: If an athletes 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.
All awards are mailed directly to the winning athlete and typically take 5-6 weeks for for production and shipping once race results are official.
U.S. Olympic Time Trials
New This Year The IMT Des Moines Marathon is supporting athletes that achieve, at the 2019 IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon races, the qualifying standards for participation in the US Olympic Marathon Team Trials … where the top three finishers will be named to the US Marathon Team!
A bonus structure is now in place for any 2019 IMT Des Moines Marathon or Half Marathon athlete who finishes the Marathon in either the “A” Standard or the “B” Standard or the Half Marathon in the “B” Standard for eligible participation in the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Team Trials. Click here.
Prize Money Cash is offered in the IMT Des Moines Marathon go 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.
Gift Cards Scheels & Altra gift cards are offered 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.
Trophies An overall winner trophy is offered to the top male and female finisher in all race divisions.
Age Division Awards
A special keepsake is offered 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.
Age Division Awards are personalized for each athlete with the race division, athlete name, division place within their age division, and finish time.
Finisher Medals & Athlete Apparel
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.