Reviews

“It should be on every Marathoner To-Do List,” Jeff Galloway, U.S. Olympian and America’s Running Coach.

BibRave

A place where you can find and write race reviews. It’s just like restaurant or hotel review sites, but for races! BibRave is the place to research races you’re considering signing up for, and a place to leave feedback on races you’ve completed.

BibRave lists the IMT Des Moines Marathon as one of the Top 20 marathons in the country with the Top 10 Medals & SWAG. Click here.

BibRave lists the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon as one of the Top 10 Medals & SWAG races in the country. Click here.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 95% of reviews recommend this race.

Race Raves

A great online resource dedicated to helping runners of all levels discover new races around the world from 5K’s to ultramarathons, as well as rate, review & track all their races, past & present. Reviews & recommendations help other runners around the country decide which races to run – so visit Race Raves and encourage them to run Des Moines!

RaceRaves lists the IMT Des Moines Marathon as the best marathon in Iowa, and one of the best in the United States. Click here.

RaceRaves lists the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon as the best half marathon in Iowa, and one of the best in the United States. Click here.

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 shoes. More than 300 reviews posted.

Facebook

Recommended by more than 285 people on the IMT Des Moines Marathon page. And you know Facebook… if they don’t ‘like’ you, they will let you know. Click here.

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars. More than 175 opinions offered.

Survey

According to the IMT Des Moines Marathon post-race survey conducted in 2018:

98% of athletes reported an overall positive experience with the race.

98% of athletes reported they are ‘Most Likely’ going to recommend the race to someone else.

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars. 700+ responses.

Accolades

Best Local Running Event in the Cityview Best of Awards as voted upon by Cityview readers. (2015 – 2020)

Des Moines ranks 39 out of the Top 50 Running Cities in the United States (Runner’s World, 2016).

Trip Advisor includes Des Moines; “50 U.S. Road Races to Attempt in your Lifetime.”

Greater Des Moines Partnership most recent list of Des Moines rankings. Click here.