The IMT Des Moines Marathon courses are known for showcasing Des Moines’ best with a scenic route including quaint neighborhoods, university campuses, city parks, and skylines, and best of all.. a downtown atmosphere at the finish line.

Saturday, October 16

MercyOne 5-Mile Run

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MercyOne 1-Mile Walk & Kids Run

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Sunday, October 17

IMT Des Moines Marathon

USATF Certificate: IA17004MF.

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Course elevation (meters above sea level: Start; 245 Finish; 245. Highest; 303. Lowest, 242.

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IMT Des Moines Half Marathon

USATF Certificate: IA17005MF.

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Course elevation (meters above sea level: Start; 245 Finish; 245. Highest; 248. Lowest, 242.

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Principal 5K Road Race

USATF Certificate: IA17006MF.

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Course elevation (meters above sea level: Start; 245 Finish; 245. Highest; 250. Lowest, 243.

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Bankers Trust Marathon Relay

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Course elevation (meters above sea level: Start; 245 Finish; 245. Highest; 303. Lowest, 242.

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Course Accolades

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.

More Information

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