In-Person Race

The IMT Des Moines Marathon offers a race distance for you!

Join us as we celebrate 20 years running in 2021. Register now!

BibRave lists the IMT Des Moines Marathon as one of The Top 20 Marathons of the decade in the United States. Read More. Offering The Top 10 Medals & SWAG in 2019. 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 lists the IMT Des Moines Marathon as the Best Local Running Event in Des Moines. Read more.

Saturday, October 16

5-Mile Run

The IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Run benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

The IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Run is runner, walker, family, kid, and stroller-friendly… meaning that it is an all-inclusive event for all participants.

Each athlete receives an official race-specific bib assignment, shirt, live race results, finisher medal, finisher certificate, and more. Register now!

The IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Run starts at 8:00 am. Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Sunday, October 17

Marathon

The IMT Des Moines Marathon benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

The IMT Des Moines Marathon hosts the Road Runners Club of America State Championship in 2021.

Each athlete receives an official race-specific bib assignment, 1/4 zip pullover, live race results, finisher medal, finisher certificate, post-race party, and more. Register now!

The IMT Des Moines Marathon starts at 8:00 am. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Half Marathon

The IMT Des Moines Half Marathon benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

Each athlete receives an official race-specific bib assignment, 1/4 zip pullover, live race results, finisher medal, finisher certificate, post-race party, and more. Register now!

The IMT Des Moines Half Marathon starts at 8:00 am. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Marathon Relay

The Bankers Trust Marathon Relay Challenge benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

Each member of their 5-person completes an individual portion (leg) of the marathon course at defined Transition Areas. Legs consist of 4 miles, 6 miles, 4 miles, 6 miles, and 6.2 miles. All five team members may, and are encouraged to, cross the finish line together.

For more information on the marathon relay, click here.

All Bankers Trust Marathon Relay team members receive an official race-specific athlete bib, 1/4 zip, and finisher medal. Register now!

The Bankers Trust Marathon Relay starts at 8:00 am. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

5K Road Race

The 5K Road Race benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

Each athlete receives an official race-specific bib assignment, long-sleeve shirt, live race results, finisher medal, finisher certificate, post-race party, and more. Register now!

The 5K Road Race starts at 8:30 am. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

5-Mile Combo

Double your race experience by combining your IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Run on Saturday with your race of choice in the IMT Des Moines Marathon, IMT Des Moines Half Marathon, Bankers Trust Marathon Relay, or 5K Road Race on Sunday.

Register for the IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Run and the Sunday race you would like to participate in. You can add both races to your shopping cart before you proceed to check out. Or, you can register for one of the races and then later register for the other race. You will automatically be included in the 5-Mile Combo. However, athletes may not combine an in-person race with a virtual race to qualify for the 5-Mile combo. Registration opening soon.

Athletes receive a special 5-Mile Combo finisher medal charm, in addition to the race amenities offered in each race distance—double your races. Double your hardware. Double your pleasure in Des Moines.

IMT Des Moines Marathon athlete registration fees structure. Click here.

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