Individual Races

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

Athlete registration for all races on Sunday, October 15, 2023, opens on January 1.

IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon

It starts at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 15. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

Each athlete receives an official race-specific bib assignment, athlete apparel item, finisher medal, live race results, digital images, finisher certificate, post-race food, etc.

Principal 5K Road Race

It starts at 8:30 am on Sunday, October 15. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Benefits Children’s Cancer Connection.

You can partner your 5K registration with Special Olympics Iowa Unified Pairing program. This an excellent 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, athlete apparel item, finisher medal, live race results, digital images, finisher certificate, post-race food, etc.

MercyOne Children’s Hospital Kids Run

It starts at noon on Sunday, October 15. Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. Des Moines, IA 50309.

Benefits the Science Center of Iowa.

Distances, up to 1 mile, vary based on academic grade level; however, children may participate in the distance best suited for personal development. Click here.

Each child receives an official race-specific bib, participation item, finisher medal, post-race food, etc.

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 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

Please check back soon to view the IMT Des Moines Marathon race division category fee structure.

To register for any IMT Des Moines Marathon races, mark your calendar for January 1, 2023.

To confirm your IMT Des Moines Marathon registration, click here.

Click here to receive an additional copy of your IMT Des Moines Marathon confirmation message via email.

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