What is the Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit- Home Delivery?
The Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit is a six-month virtual event challenge beginning in April, with monthly workout uploads each month.
Earn rewards while training for the IMT Des Moines Marathon, IMT Des Moines Half Marathon, Bankers Trust Marathon Relay, or Principal 5K Road Race. 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
When can I participate in the Run Iowa Challenge?
There is no deadline to register or participate. Unlock monthly rewards as you go! Click here.
What race distances are offered in the Run Iowa Challenge?
Complete your marathon, half marathon, 5-Mile, or 5K training distance in a single continuous run/walk at your own pace.
Follow IMT Des Moines Marathon training plans for daily, weekly, and monthly mileage totals, including Jeff Galloway’s Run/Walk/Run method.
What do I receive for participating in the Run Iowa Challenge?
- Run Iowa Challenge members-only newsletter with exclusive partner deals.
- Training plan with monthly miles or hours:minutes workout tracker.
- A confirmation email of monthly miles or minutes uploaded with members-only offers.
- Results page with event-specific monthly and cumulative miles or hours:minutes sorting.
- Download Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit reward badges. Collect all FiVe!
- Download a cumulative finisher certificate that refreshes with each month’s total.
- Access the Jeff Galloway Mobile Training app with daily tips & subscription offers.
- Private Run Iowa Challenge Facebook Group access, live Q&A events, and promotions.
- Run Iowa Challenge SWAG and merchandise for purchase at the DMOS Orthopaedic Sports & Fitness Expo on October 14 and 15.
Do I have to run the IMT Des Moines Marathon race to participate in the Run Iowa Challenge?
How do I sign-up for the Run Iowa Challenge?
Are you already registered for the race? No problem.
Use your transaction ID from your race registration to set up your free Run Iowa Challenge member account through the Run Iowa Challenge registration page. Click here.
Are you not running the race? No problem. Sign-up for your Run Iowa Challenge member account and engage with others from wherever you are. Click here.
Is the sign-up for the Run Iowa Challenge still open?
You don’t have to be participating in the IMT Des Moines Marathon races to sign up for the Run Iowa Challenge. Click here.
Can I run or walk my workouts in installments or do I do it all at once?
However, if you break up a workout into two sessions, say running three miles in the morning and running another three miles in the evening, you may record six miles total for the day.
Using a tracking device such as Garmin or a similar device/app, track your workout and record the miles or hours:minutes once you complete it.
You may also find it helpful and are encouraged to take a screenshot or photo of your virtual event race results in your Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit monthly tracker for record-keeping purposes. However, it is not required, nor do you need to submit it.
Where can I run or walk my training miles?
You can participate in the Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit from wherever you are!
Start right outside your front door, in your favorite park, on your favorite training route. Or if you live in the Des Moines area on the course itself.
Treadmills are allowed.
Please follow the guidelines outlined by your local municipality regarding running outdoors to ensure you are keeping yourself and your community safe. Follow standard street lights and traffic regulations like any typical solo training run you do.
May I complete my workout on a treadmill?
Yes, you may complete any portion of your Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit workout on a treadmill.
How do I track my workout?
You will be on the honor system for completing your Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit workout miles or hours/minutes.
If you would like to track your distance and time, there are many apps you may download for free such as run coach, the Fitness Sports app featuring Strava, RunKeeper, Garmin, Fitbit, etc.
How do I submit/upload my monthly mileage?
Once you have completed your workout, record your miles or hours:minutes in your monthly tracker.
At the end of each month, please return to the Run Iowa Challenge registration page and click on the Submit Monthly Total tab next to the event category you are participating in to submit your total. Click here.
You will receive a confirmation message and will then be able to view your results on your private access page.
Are there awards in the Run Iowa Challenge?
Collect all five and Give Me FiVe!
The Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit does not offer prize money, overall awards, or age division awards.
When will I receive my Run Iowa Challenge rewards?
Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit SWAG will be available for pick up at the DMOS Orthopaedic Sports & Fitness Expo on October 14 and 15.
How do I download my monthly reward badges?
How do I download my finisher certificate?
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