october 20, 2024

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IMT Des Moines Marathon Names Jake Jass as New Race Director

Des Moines, Iowa – The IMT Des Moines Marathon is thrilled to announce that Jake Jass is the new Race Director for the iconic running event. Jass, who currently serves as the Race Director for the Des Moines IRONMAN, brings a wealth of experience in supporting, developing, and directing endurance sports to his new role.


Originally from Ankeny, Iowa, Jass established the Des Moines IRONMAN in June 2020 and has since been instrumental in its success. With his extensive knowledge of the sport and his commitment to making events that inspire and challenge athletes of all abilities, the IMT Des Moines Marathon is confident that Jass will provide the vision and leadership necessary to take the event to the next level.

We are excited to welcome Jake Jass to our team as the new Race Director.  Jake’s passion for endurance sports and commitment to making the IMT Des Moines Marathon a world-class event makes him the perfect fit for this role. Jake’s experience and dedication will help us continue to grow and improve the Des Moines Marathon, one of the region’s premier running events.

As Race Director, Jass will oversee all aspects of the IMT Des Moines Marathon, including course design, volunteer coordination, and sponsorship outreach. He will also work closely with local businesses and community leaders to ensure that the event remains an essential economic driver for the region.

“I am honored to be selected as the new Race Director for the IMT Des Moines Marathon,” said Jass. “Chris Burch did an incredible job with the IMT Des Moines Marathon, and I am thankful for all the hard work he has put into it. I look forward to the opportunity to build off Chris’s efforts to continue to provide Des Moines with an event that inspires and challenges runners of all abilities and supports the local economy. The IMT Des Moines Marathon is a highlight of the local calendar, and I am committed to making it a world-class event that runners will remember for years to come.”

The IMT Des Moines Marathon is scheduled for October 15, 2023, and the organizers are already hard at work planning a memorable event. With Jake Jass at the helm, the future of the IMT Des Moines Marathon is brighter than ever.