Routes

The IMT Des Moines Marathon is known for showcasing the best of Des Moines and a scenic course including quaint neighborhoods, university campuses, city parks, and skylines, and best of all a downtown atmosphere at the finish line.

Join us for the 20th annual IMT Des Moines Marathon races October 16 & 17, 2021.

COVID-19 Response (August 3rd)  IMT Des Moines Marathon cancels in-person races for 2020… offers virtual race. Read more.

Virtual Race Routes

Course Design

You can create your course and run or walk it from wherever you are.

Create a self-designed course, run an existing training route, or if you are in the Des Moines area, run or walk the actual IMT Des Moines Marathon racecourse for your race distance.

Regardless, you will be placed on the actual IMT DMM racecourse map within the IMT DMM app with LiveTracking updates to your progress along the route.

Once the virtual event becomes live on Friday, October 16 a “Start Your Virtual Race” tile will be activated within the app. Complete your race distance in a continuous, single run, just as you would in-person on race day.

But be sure to take the IMT DMM app with you. Allow your phone access to GPS and select your privacy setting before you start your run… and the IMT DMM app does the rest by real-life timing data with virtual GPS based timing data. This provides you the opportunity to race on the actual course map virtually from wherever you are.

The IMT Des Moines Marathon encourages all virtual event participants to follow proper runner safety and etiquette, and to consider a route that incorporates trails, bike lanes, or roads that do not attract heavy vehicle traffic.

IMT Des Moines Marathon

USATF Certificate: IA17004MF.

Course map. Click here

Course elevation profile. Click here.

Course description. Click here. Click here

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon

USATF Certificate: IA17005MF.

Course map. Click here.

Course elevation profile. Click here.

Course description. Click here.

IMT Des Moines Marathon 5-Mile Run

Course map. Click here.

Course elevation profile. Click here.

Course description. Click here.

Principal 5K Road Race

USATF Certificate: IA17006MF.

Course map. Click here.

Course elevation profile in kilometers. Click here.

Course elevation profile in miles. Click here.

Course description. Click here.

Bankers Trust Marathon Relay

Course map. Click here.

Course elevation profile. Click here.

Event overview. Click here.

Course description. click here.

Course directions. Click here.

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