Pace Teams

The IMT Des Moines Marathon Pace Team provides a pace leader and group experience for athletes who wish to finish the race within a specified time.

Each pace team group is led by an experienced distance runner (i.e., Pace Team Leader) who serves as a moving coach throughout the race. Pace Team FAQ.

Marathon

Pace Team Leaders are provided for the Marathon from the 3:00 to 5:25 hour mark and include; 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:55, 4:00, 4:05, 4:20, 4:35, 4:50, 5:05 and 5:20.

The pace times offered for the Marathon are designed to mirror Boston Marathon qualifying times. Historically, runners who beat their qualifying standard by a larger amount of time are more likely to be accepted into the Boston Marathon. For the 2019 Boston Marathon, the cut-off for qualifying times was drawn at those who beat their qualifying standard by 4 minutes and 52 seconds or faster. More info.

Marathon Pace Team Bios coming soon.

Half Marathon

Pacer Team Leaders are also provided for the Half Marathon from the 1:30 to 2:30 hour mark. The pace times offered include; 1:30, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, and 2:30.

Half Marathon Pace Team Bios coming soon.

Pace Charts

An exceptional tool to find out what pace you have to maintain per mile in order to finish your race in a specified goal time.

IMT Des Moines Marathon Pace Chart. Click here.

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon Pace Chart. Click here.

Runners World advanced pace chart.

Cool Running pace calculator.

Marathon pace chart.

Strava running pace calculator.

Races2Remember chase chart.