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.


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 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, 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 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 correctly 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 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.

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 is offering 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 or to sign up, click here.

Unified Pairing

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.


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 essential to prioritize personal health. Join us by encouraging children to take the 5-Week Challenge for a fun at-home program to promote exercise and nutrition. Learn more.

Zoom Performance

Reach Your Next Level with Zoom Performance’s full menu of training tools. From personal, customized coaching to gait analysis, from metabolic testing to strength training and more, our certified, professional coaches partner with runners of all abilities to reach each athlete’s potential. In addition to one-on-one coaching, a variety of group training options are available each week. 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.

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. 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.

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

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, when you declare an impossible goal and go for it, YOU are changed. 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.