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

Unified Pairing

You can 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 can 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.


Download the free IMT DMM App and create your profile for use throughout the year.

You can find all the information you want about the IMT Des Moines Marathon: course maps, updates via social media, LiveTracking, and more.

Remember 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.

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

Keeping Pace Podcast

Join us monthly for Keeping Pace powered by the IMT Des Moines Marathon with your hosts, Chris Burch & Emery Songer. Listen in as they chat about correctly preparing for race day. Each month, special guests join them. 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 delivers fresh produce 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.

Capital Striders

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, and Half Marathon Marathon distances. Discover various resources, from learning more about running etiquette to tips about running in the summer heat. Learn more.

Gatorade Endurance

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 the 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.