I-35 Challenge

Two Cities. Two Races. One Epic Weekend.

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.

The Challenge

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

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:

Marathon in Kansas City + Marathon in Des Moines
Marathon in Kansas City + Half Marathon in Des Moines
Half Marathon in Kansas City + Marathon in Des Moines
Half Marathon in Kansas City + Half Marathon in Des Moines

The Races

Garmin Kansas City Marathon & Half Marathon
Saturday, October 16 at 7 am.
Race Day schedule.

IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon
Sunday, October 17 at 8 am.
Race Day schedule.

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.

Register

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.
Friday, October 15, from 11 am to 8 pm.
For more information about the 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.
Saturday, October 16, from 10 am to 6 pm.
For more information about the expo, click here.

Race Results

To view the 2019 I-35 Challenge results, click here.
To view the 2018 I-35 Challenge results, click here.
To view the 2017 I-35 Challenge results, click here.
To view the 2016 I-35 Challenge results, click here.
To view the 2015 I-35 Challenge results, click here.
To view the 2014 I-35 Challenge results, click here for the marathon or click here for the half marathon.

More I-35 Challenge Info

Click here for more information about the Garmin Kansas City Marathon.
Click here for more information about the IMT Des Moines Marathon.
Click here for the I-35 Challenge Presented by the Half Fanatics & Marathon Maniacs Facebook Page.
Click here for the Jeff Galloway I-35 Challenge Presented by the Half Fanatics & Marathon Maniacs Training Guide.

If you have additional questions, please email contact@sportkc.org or info@desmoinesmarathon.com.

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