Iowa Wolves and DMOS Partner with IMT Des Moines Marathon to Host Inaugural Indoor Marathon at Wells Fargo Arena
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Wolves, the NBA G League franchise of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is excited to announce that on Wednesday, March 22, the IMT Des Moines Marathon will host a special invite-only marathon exhibition at Wells Fargo Arena.
“We thought hosting a marathon the last week of our season would be a fun metaphor for celebrating the long grind of an NBA G League season, and being able to work with DMOS and the IMT Des Moines Marathon in this capacity was something we couldn’t turn down,” said Chip Albright, Vice President of Marketing with the Iowa Wolves. “Did you know that the average NBA G League player actually runs seven marathons over the course of a season? In addition, we think it’s great that so many of our fans get out and walk our concourse for healthy activity all winter long at Wells Fargo Arena.”
“When approached with the concept of completing a marathon inside Wells Fargo Arena, my first thought was, has that been done before?” said Chris Burch, Director of Racing & Events, IMT Des Moines Marathon. “Thanks to the support of DMOS, we are going to be the first to do so during a basketball game, and we encourage Des Moines area fans to join us to root for our runners and the Iowa Wolves as they complete a marathon of a season.”
“Building great communities starts with companies coming together in collaboration and creating experiences together,” said Melissa Merrifield, Marketing and Communications Director, DMOS. “DMOS is proud to support both the Iowa Wolves and the IMT Des Moines Marathon. DMOS is central Iowa’s Center for Orthopaedic Center specializing in sports medicine, athlete training, and orthopedic care.
Fans with a ticket to the Wednesday, March 22 game against the Birmingham Squadron will have particular viewing areas in the top concourse to cheer on the runners as they complete 111 laps. Special Iowa Wolves vs. Birmingham Squadron tickets, including a commemorative howl towel, are available with code DMOS. To purchase tickets to the March 22nd Iowa Wolves game, click here.