Discover various expert resources and programs designed to get you to the start line and provide you with a more enjoyable race day experience.

International Marathon Medical Directors Association health recommendations for runners & walkers. Click here.

The IMT Des Moines Marathon has posted our Return to Race Guidelines that we All must follow in Des Moines. Read more.


Download the free IMT DMM App for 2021. 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 so that they can track your progress live during the race. With the IMT DMM App, they can see in real-time where you are at on the course. The IMT DMM App uses the crossing of the timing mats to calculate your average speed and pace.

Available for free download now through iTunes and the Google Play Stores.

Keeping Pace Podcast

Join us each month for Keeping Pace powered by the IMT Des Moines Marathon with your hosts Cariss Galloway & Emery Songer. Listen in as they chat about properly preparing for race day. Each month they are joined by special guests, including IMT Des Moines Marathon Race Director Chris Burch. Listen in on your next run. Click here.

Capital Striders

The IMT Des Moines Marathon’s official run club partner aims to promote and encourage running through the community’s education on the benefits of physical fitness and amateur sport. 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.

Y Go the Distance

The IMT Des Moines Marathon’s official half marathon training program. Available to both YMCA members and non-members at participating branches in the Greater Des Moines area. Participating greater Des Moines YMCA branches offer their own run club. Members can focus on training for the half marathon with week-by-week training formats led by YMCA staff and volunteer mentor-led group runs. Each branch group meets at the Downtown YMCA on Saturday mornings for half marathon long-run routes and support. Programs scheduled to return in 2021.


Parents. Teachers. Health care providers. Business leaders. When it comes to kids, there’s one thing everyone wants – for them to be healthy! That’s why Iowa has created Healthy Choices, Count! It’s a health-focused movement for kids that’s 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.

Hy-Vee KidsFit

It helps to provide kids the tools to learn why it is important to prioritize personal health. Join us by encouraging children to take the 5-Week Challenge for a fun at-home program to encourage exercise and nutrition. Learn more.

Inner Game Profile

William H. Porter, Ph.D., Sport Psychologist, is licensed by the State Department of Health, certified as a coach by the Department of Education, and a member of the Iowa Psychological Association.  This professional has created a new instrument for psychology and sports, entitled: The Inner Game Profile; Your Picture of Sports Mental Strength.  Every athlete knows how fast they should run their particular distance, that’s PHYSICAL STRENGTH, but there has never been — a measure of sports MENTAL STRENGTH, for all marathon and endurance athletes. Sign In to The Inner Game Profile during June to give you a pre-race Picture of Marathon Mental Strength, entitled Your Selfie. More info. As a reciprocal courtesy from Dr. Porter and the IMT Des Monies Marathon, we provide Your Selfie as an introductory offer to you at no cost. Click here.

Race Reviews

Please don’t take it from us; take it from others. Reviews, tips, suggestions… you’ll hear it all directly from those that have been there before. Take a look at reviews left on RaceRaves and BibRave.

Real Time Pain Relief

Proud to introduce our partnership as the Official pain relief of the IMT Des Moines Marathon. For a short time, you can purchase the IMT Des Moines Marathon Co-Branded Edition MAXX Pain Relief formula and get in on a great deal. Learn more.

Gatorade Endurance

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.

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 distance. Discover various resources, from learning more about running etiquette to tips about running in the summer heat. Learn more.

12 Minute Turtles

A running community that celebrates the back of the pack runners. We believe finishing IS first place. Our hats are off to those of you who go the distance no matter how long it takes. Learn more.