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The IMT Des Moines Marathon benefiting Special Olympics Iowa runs through quaint neighborhoods, city parks and streets and offers a loop around the famed blue oval track at Drake University.

IMT Des Moines Marathon course map. Course description. USATF Certificate: IA17004MF.

Start your training with resources and support from our experts including mileage guides. Training page.

Participate this year in the IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Combo by combining the Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run on Saturday with your race registration on Sunday. Register now.

Take the I-35 Challenge by competing in the Kansas City presented by Garmin Marathon or Half Marathon followed by the IMT Des Moines Marathon the same weekend. Learn more.

Compare split times, print a finisher certificate or share your official race results and finish line PhotoVideo with others. View race results

MarathonFoto photographers are on the course and at the finish line. Click here to view your race day photos, which are also available for purchase.

All IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes receive an official race packet with bib number and souvenir guide, along with an IMT Des Moines Marathon track jacket and finisher medal.

Packet pick-up takes place at the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo Friday, October 18 from 3 to 8 pm and Saturday, October 19 from 10 am to 6 pm. Iowa Events Center, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

The IMT Des Moines Marathon starts at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 20. Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

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

Experience the fun & excitement of the IMT Des Moines Marathon series of races October 19 & 20.

"It was awesome! My first half marathon and it couldn't have been a better course to start with! The support groups and volunteers were amazing. It was a well run day start to finish!"
"The hospitality, scenic course and race amenities make this a world-class race for sure!"
"Fantastic event. The course displayed a lot of Des Moines and was lined with spectators throughout."
"I can think of only a handful of times when I've posted five stars across the board. In this case, I would have considered six stars."
"The community pride and volunteer gusto in this event is absolutely fabulous," Kathrine Switzer.
"I'd recommend this race to any and to all. The I-35 Challenge makes Iowa a great option for 50 State clubs."
"An overall great race! Thanks to all of the volunteers who were cheering. That support was amazing!"
"The IMT Des Moines Marathon knows how to celebrate the sport of running for all ages!"
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