In-Person Race

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

Join us as we celebrate Twenty Years Running. In-person and at full capacity.

MercyOne 5-Mile Run

It starts at 8:00 am on Saturday, October 16. Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

Runner, walker, family, kid, and stroller-friendly. It’s an all-inclusive event for all participants as we kick off the race weekend.

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

MercyOne Children’s Hospital Kids Run

It starts at 9:30 am on Saturday, October 16. Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

Distances vary based on academic grade level; however, children may participate in the distance that is best suited for their personal development. Read more.

Each child receives an official race-specific bib, participation item, finisher medal, post-race food, and more. Register now!

IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon

It starts at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 17. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

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

Bankers Trust Marathon Relay

It starts at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 17. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

Each member of their 5-person completes an individual portion (leg) of the marathon course at defined Transition Areas. Segments 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 Bankers Trust Marathon Relay, click here.

Each athlete receives an official race-specific athlete bib, 1/4 zip pullover, finisher medal, live race results, digital images, finisher certificate, post-race food, and more. Register your team now!

Principal 5K Road Race

It starts at 8:30 am on Sunday, October 17. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

Partner your 5K registration with Special Olympics Iowa Unified Pairing program. This is an opportunity for IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes to “partner up” with a Special Olympic athlete and participate in the 5K Road Race together. Click here.

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

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 Principal 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 register for one of the races now and then later register for the other race. We will automatically include you 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 this year.

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 experience in Des Moines.

Accolades

BibRave lists the IMT Des Moines Marathon as one 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.