I-35 Challenge

Two Races. Two Cities. Two States. One Epic Weekend.

The Challenge

The Garmin Kansas City Marathon and the IMT Des Moines Marathon partner again to offer the I-35 Challenge!

The I-35 Challenge presented by the Half Fanatics & Marathon Maniacs is a partnership between the Garmin Kansas City Marathon and the IMT Des Moines Marathon. The goal of the I-35 Challenge is to complete races in both cities on the same weekend.

Athletes can do any of the following combination of events over the course of the race weekend to complete the I-35 Challenge, such as:

The Marathon in Kansas City + the Marathon in Des Moines.
The Marathon in Kansas City + the Half Marathon in Des Moines.
The Half Marathon in Kansas City + the Marathon in Des Moines.
The Half Marathon in Kansas City + the Half Marathon in Des Moines

Garmin Kansas City Marathon & Half Marathon
It starts at 7 am on Saturday, October 16. KC race day schedule.

IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon
It starts at 8 am on Sunday, October 17. DSM race day schedule.

Registration

Register for your race of choice in Kansas City AND your race of choice in Des Moines as you normally would. You will then register separately for the I-35 Challenge through the unique I-35 Challenge race registration site listed below.

Garmin Kansas City Marathon: register now!

IMT Des Moines Marathon: register now!

I-35 Challenge: register now!

Packet Pick-Up

Attend packet pick-up at each city’s race expo to pick up your race materials as you normally would for each race. The I-35 Challenge booth in Kansas City is where you will check in to pick up your I-35 Challenge apparel item. You will receive your I-35 Challenge finisher medal after crossing the finish line in Des Moines.

Garmin Kansas City Marathon
Crown Center (Exhibit Hall A). 2323 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108.

Thursday, October 14, from 3 to 8 pm, and Friday, October 15, from 11 am to 8 pm.

For more information about the KC expo, click here.

IMT Des Moines Marathon
Iowa Events Center (Exhibit Hall C). 730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309.

Friday, October 15, from 3 to 8 pm., and Saturday, October 16, from 10 am to 6 pm.

For more information about the DMOS Orthopaedic Sports & Fitness Expo, click here.

Amenities

In addition to the individual race participant items from both the Garmin Kansas City Marathon and the IMT Des Moines Marathon, all I-35 Challenge participants will receive an I-35 Challenge-branded commemorative item, I-35 Challenge recognition on the athlete race number/bib, I-35 Challenge finisher medal, and I-35 Challenge race results.

Results

2019 I-35 Challenge results, click here.

2018 I-35 Challenge results, click here.

2017 I-35 Challenge results, click here.

2016 I-35 Challenge results, click here.

2015 I-35 Challenge results, click here.

2014 I-35 Challenge results, click here for the marathon or click here for the half marathon.

More Info

Garmin Kansas City Marathon. Click here.

IMT Des Moines Marathon. Click here.

I-35 Challenge Presented by the Half Fanatics & Marathon Maniacs Facebook Page. Click here.

Jeff Galloway I-35 Challenge Presented by the Half Fanatics & Marathon Maniacs Training Guide. Click here.

Additional questions, please email contact@sportkc.org or info@desmoinesmarathon.com.

Accolades

BibRave lists the IMT Des Moines Marathon and Garmin Kanas City Marathon as two 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

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.

All registrants should read our terms and conditions and frequently asked questions.