Official COVID-19 June Update

Official COVID-19 June Update

June 18, 2020 message from the race director. The IMT Des Moines Marathon is scheduled to be held as planned. Within the past month, the mayor of Des Moines and governor of Iowa have provided guidelines for the return of events that will allow for mass gatherings in...
What a Weekend

What a Weekend

What a weekend! First off, I want to thank Chris Burch and the thousands of volunteers and staff that make the IMT Des Moines Marathon weekend what it is. The past couple of years it has been a great honor to be a part of this event and I can’t begin to thank everyone...
Favorite IMT Half Marathon Moments

Favorite IMT Half Marathon Moments

The IMT Des Moines Marathon races just do not disappoint. From the perfect weather to the nice course to the great post-race party, this year was no different. Here are a few of my favorite moments in reverse order, finish to the start: Photo credit: Ken Sherman ...
Six Months Out

Six Months Out

Boy..oh boy…what a winter this one has been. I can’t remember the last winter in the past 15 years where I haven’t wanted to be outside as much as this winter. Polar vortex…bipolar vortex…whatever you want to call it, I think we can agree on one thing…IT SUCKED!!! And...
Race Recap: Couples who run together, stay together too

Race Recap: Couples who run together, stay together too

Traci here, and what an incredible weekend. As many of you know, it’s hard to know what to expect in a race. We train, and train, and train some more. We plan what to wear, what to eat, and how much to sleep the night before. We have running rituals that start...