Discover various expert resources and programs designed to get you to the start line and provide you with a more enjoyable race day experience.
Run Iowa Challenge
Want a fun way to earn rewards for actively participating in your health & wellness? Sign-up for the Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit. Unlock Run Iowa Challenge reward badges by uploading your miles or hours: minutes each month as you train for the IMT Des Moines Marathon, IMT Des Moines Half Marathon, Bankers Trust Marathon Relay, or the Principal 5K Road Race. Learn more.
Add the IMT Des Moines Marathon training guides to your google calendar. Click here.
Partner your 5K registration with Special Olympics Iowa Unified Pairing program. This is an opportunity for IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes to “partner up” with a Special Olympic athlete and participate in the Principal 5K Road Race together. You will have the option to select that you are interested in participating in the Unified Pairing program during your 5K registration. Meet your unified paired athlete before the race. Have fun! Click here.
IMT DMM App
Download the free IMT DMM App and create your profile for use throughout the year.
You can find all the information you like to know about the IMT Des Moines Marathon: course maps, updates via social media, LiveTracking, and more.
Don’t forget to inform your supporters to download the app to track your progress live during the race. With the IMT DMM App, they can see where you are on the course. The IMT DMM App uses the crossing of the timing mats to calculate your average speed and Pace, so you don’t have to run with your phone on race day.
Keeping Pace Podcast
Join us each month for Keeping Pace powered by the IMT Des Moines Marathon with your hosts, Carissa Galloway & Emery Songer. Listen in as they chat about correctly preparing for race day. Each month, special guests join them, including IMT Des Moines Marathon Race Director Chris Burch. Listen in on your next run. Click here.
Capital City Fruit – Home Delivery
Official Produce Supplier of the IMT Des Moines Marathon and Presenting Sponsor for the Race Iowa Challenge. Capital City Fruit is a 73-year-old company located in Norwalk, Iowa. Capital City Fruit – Home Delivery provides fresh produce delivered directly to your door. Capital City Fruit – Home Delivery provides oranges and Bananas on-course at each fruit stand and the finish line. Learn more about the Capital City Fruit – Home Delivery. Learn more
Parents. Teachers. Health care providers. Business leaders. Everyone wants one thing for them to be healthy for kids! That’s why Iowa has created Healthy Choices, Count! It’s a health-focused movement for kids under the nationally recognized program, 5-2-1-0. This proven scientific method helps keep kids healthy by focusing on the importance of good habits. And it all starts by encouraging them to eat and play the right way. It’s how they can live 5-2-1-0. Celebrate in October as a part of Healthiest State Month. Learn more.
The IMT Des Moines Marathon’s official run club partner encourages running through the community’s education on physical fitness and amateur sports benefits. This is your run club with events throughout the year and weekly training opportunities for runners of all abilities. Join the Capital Striders marathon and half marathon group training runs this summer and fall. More info.
Road Runners Club of America
The IMT Des Moines Marathon and the Capital Striders are members of the Road Runners Club of America and serve as the RRCA State Championship in Iowa for the 5K, 10-Mile, Half Marathon Marathon distances. Discover various resources, from learning more about running etiquette to tips about running in the summer heat. Learn more.
Reach Your Next Level with Zoom Performance’s full menu of training tools. Our certified, professional coaches partner with runners of all abilities to reach each athlete’s potential, from personal, customized coaching to gait analysis, from metabolic testing to strength training. In addition to one-on-one coaching, various group training options are available each week. Learn more.
Y Go the Distance
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines wants to help you while helping others reach the goal of crossing the finish line. The YMCA offers a Half Marathon training program for members and non-members via in-person and ZOOM. You’ll find support, fellowship, encouragement, a training plan, education, support, friendship, and much more from your team leader and running mates. To learn more about Y Go the Distance, click here.
12 Minute Turtles
The 12 Minute Turtles is an online community of back-of-the-pack runners (and those who want to be). We will be partnering with races across the country that want to roll out the green carpet for the back of the pack. The race will also provide the perfect excuse to get together in person. You might even call it a Turtle Reunion. Ultimately, this all boils down to YOU. When you put one foot in front of the other, you are changed when you declare an impossible goal and go for it. YOU step into the person you can become when anything is possible. YOU will be supported and cheered for. YOU will be seen. YOU will be celebrated because YOU are an inspiration. And that is highly contagious. There’s no time to lose. Join the movement today! Learn more.
Official Sports Fuel of the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Gatorade Endurance is made for endurance athletes to fuel their unique needs during training and on the course. Gatorade Endurance formula has a 2:1 glucose to fructose blend, helping the body maximize carbohydrate absorption and use and reduce the risk of GI distress during your long-run session. Lemon-Lime Gatorade Endurance Formula is served on-course at each water station and the finish line. Learn more about the Gatorade Endurance line of products. Learn more.
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G2G Protein Bars
G2G Protein Bars are the official protein bar of the IMT Des Moines Marathon. G2G Bars are fresh, refrigerated protein bars with unmatched taste. Our bars are preservative-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and guilt-free. G2G Bars are made with natural food ingredients and are the perfect pre-run fuel or post-run recovery. They are also a great & convenient meal on the go! You can find G2G Bars inside the Health Market at your local Hy-Vee stores. The fresh ones (and best ones) are in the fridge. Learn more.
Real-Time Pain Relief
Proud to introduce our partnership as the Official pain relief of the IMT Des Moines Marathon. You can purchase the IMT Des Moines Marathon Co-Branded Edition MAXX Pain Relief formula for a short time and get in on a great deal. Learn more.
International Marathon Medical Directors Association health recommendations for runners & walkers. Click here.