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Here is some helpful information as you navigate your way around Des Moines.

Getting Around Des Moines

Catch Des Moines can provide tips on how to get around downtown. For more information about Des Moines visit the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau. Click here.

Getting to Des Moines

Friday

Airport Take Fleur Drive north (left out of the airport) and take the Grand Avenue exit on the right just past Gray’s Lake Park. Merge right onto Locust. Most of the IMT Des Moines Marathon host hotels are between 10th and East 1st.

Expo The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo is from 3 to 8 pm in the Iowa Events Center – Hall C, 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Take I-80 or I-35 to Des Moines and I-235 toward downtown. Take exit 8A (Iowa Events Center) to 3rd Street downtown.

There is a fee to park in the Iowa Events Center parking lot. Metered street parking is in effect until 9 pm.

For more information on parking, click here.

Saturday

Airport Take Fleur Drive north (left out of the airport) and take the Grand Avenue exit on the right just past Gray’s Lake Park. Merge right onto Locust. Most of the IMT Des Moines Marathon host hotels are between 10th and East 1st.

Expo The Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo is from 10 am to 6 pm in the Iowa Events Center – Hall C, 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Take I-80 or I-35 to Des Moines and I-235 toward downtown. Take exit 8A (Iowa Events Center) to 3rd Street.

There is a fee to park in the Iowa Events Center parking lot. Metered street parking is in effect until 9 pm.

Races The MercyOne 5-Mile Run and MercyOne 1-Mile Walk start at 8 am, followed by the Mercy Children’s Hospital Kids Run at 9:30 am at Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Take I-80 or I-35 to Des Moines and I-235 toward downtown. Take exit 8A (Iowa Events Center) to 5th Street. Take 5th Street to W MLK Jr Parkway. Left turn (east) to 3rd Street. Right turn (south) to Principal Park parking lot. Free onsite event parking is offered.

For more information on parking, click here.

Sunday

Races The IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon and Bankers Trust Marathon Relay start at 8 am followed by the Principal 5K Road Race at 8:30 am in the Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Take I-80 or I-35 to Des Moines and I-235 toward downtown. Take exit 8A (Iowa Events Center) to 7th Street, 5th Street or 3rd Street. Take 7th Street, 5th Street or 3rd Street to Grand Avenue or Locust Street for free street parking or hourly rate ramp parking.

For more information on parking, click here.