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. Kansas City is Saturday, October 17 and Des Moines is on Sunday, October 18, 2020. The goal of the challenge is to complete both races.

The Challenge

Athletes can participate in the I-35 Challenge Presented by the Half Fanatics & Marathon Maniacs with any combination of marathon and/or half marathon races offered between Kansas City and Des Moines. Want to run the Marathon in Kansas City, and the Half Marathon in Des Moines? You can. Want to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City, and the Marathon in Des Moines? You can. Want to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City, and the Half Marathon in Des Moines? You got it, you can. Want to run the Marathon in Kansas City, and the Marathon in Des Moines? You can do that too. The I-35 Challenge is open to all of these options.

Two cities. Two races. One weekend.

 

The Races

Garmin Kansas City Marathon
Saturday, October 17 at 7:00 am.
Race Day schedule.

IMT Des Moines Marathon
Sunday, October 18 at 8:00 am.
Race Day schedule.

Amenities Participants will receive the following for completing the I-35 Challenge Presented by the Half Fanatics & Marathon Maniacs:
Garmin Kansas City Marathon race number/bib, participant shirt, and finisher medal and certificate.
IMT Des Moines Marathon race number/bib, 1/4 zip, finisher medal, and certificate.
I-35 Challenge logo on KC and DSM race number/bibs, apparel item, and finisher medal.

Register

Register for your race of choice in Kansas City (Marathon or Half Marathon) and for your race of choice in Des Moines (Marathon or Half Marathon) as you normally would. Then, register for the I-35 Challenge Presented by the Half Fanatics & Marathon Maniacs through the unique I-35 Challenge race registration site. 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. The I-35 Challenge booth in Kansas City is where you will check-in to pick-up your I-35 Challenge apparel. You will receive your I-35 Challenge finisher medal after crossing the finish line in Des Moines.

 

The Expos

Garmin Kansas City Marathon
Crown Center (Exhibit Hall A). 2323 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.
Thursday, October 15, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm.
Friday, October 16, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
For more information about the expo, click here.

IMT Des Moines Marathon Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo
Iowa Events Center (Exhibit Hall C). 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.
Friday, October 16, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm.
Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. (extended packet pick-up for I-35 Challenge until 8 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 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.