Unable to join us on race day in-person? Now you can participate in the IMT Des Moines Marathon race experience from wherever you are … and on the date that works best for you!
August 3, IMT Des Moines Marathon Cancels 2020 In-Person Races, Offers Virtual Event Option. Read more.
A Virtual Experience
The IMT Des Moines Marathon Virtual Event offers you the ability to participate in any of our race distances from any location, anywhere in the world… including your neighborhood. Register now.
Complete a marathon, half marathon, 5-Mile, or 5K distance in a continuous single run during the open event dates, October 16 through 31, just as you would in person. There is no ‘course time limit’ to participate. Walking is welcome!
You can even get a group of 2 to 5 together and participate in the Bankers Trust Marathon Relay, as a virtual event, at any of the offered virtual event race distances, as long as your team participates together towards a continuous single run.
Follow the actual IMT Des Moines Marathon racecourse routes, create your self-designed course, or run an existing route that you are familiar with.
Athletes competing in the virtual event anytime from October 16 through October 31 will receive:
- SWAG including finisher medal, short-sleeve tech shirt, and race wrap. (shipped directly to each participant following the completion of the event).
- Free download of the IMT DMM app, for details like virtual event information, selfie filters, virtual goodies, runner playlist, and much more. Click here.
- Results page with personalized athlete bib, finisher certificate, and race results.
- Interactive inspiration wall, social media channels, and virtual village promotions.
- In-ear audio Motigo experience for personal cheers and fun “course” entertainment on our run…wherever you are! Download the Motigo app. Click here.
To review frequently asked questions related to the virtual event, click here.
For more information, see below, and be sure to visit the Virtual Event How Does It Work page. Click here.
The IMT Des Moines Marathon Virtual Event takes place from October 16 through October 31, 2020.
In order to participate in the Des Moines Marathon Virtual Event you need to take the following steps:
First, register for the IMT Des Moines Marathon Virtual Event race distance that you would like to participate in. Registration in all race distances closes Sunday, October 4 at 11:59 pm.
Next, download the IMT Des Moines Marathon app, if you haven’t already. The IMT DMM app and IMT DMM Virtual Event experience are available for free download now through the iTunes and Google Play stores.
Prepare to complete your specific race distance at a date and time that works best for you beginning Friday, October 16 through Saturday, October 31, 2020.
Then, on the day that works best for your schedule, within the established two week period, start your run or walk, and be sure to take the IMT DMM app and a GPS tracking device with you. Once you complete/surpass the necessary mileage distance for your selected race distance, your results will automatically be uploaded to the IMT DMM app and ready for submission to onlineraceresults.com for viewing, scoring, and further race results features.
Don’t forget to inform your supporters to download the IMT DMM app, as well as the MOTIGO app, so that they can record personal cheer messages for you to listen to during your virtual event run or walk!
Already registered for one of the in-person IMT Des Moines Marathon races and can’t participate now that the races have been canceled?
You can transfer your existing, paid 2020 event registration to the IMT DMM Virtual Event at no cost. Register now.
The ability to transfer your existing, in-person, paid event registration to the virtual event closes Sunday, October 4 at 11:59 pm.
Athletes transferring their registration from in-person to the virtual event will still receive athlete loyalty Heel to Toe Club credit for participating in the IMT Des Moines Marathon races this year.
Double your virtual event race experience by combining the IMT Des Moines 5-Mile Virtual Run with your virtual event race of choice in the IMT Des Moines Marathon, IMT Des Moines Half Marathon, or Principal 5K Virtual Run.
Register for the IMT Des Moines 5-Mile Virtual Run, and also register for the virtual event race of choice that you would like to participate in.
You can add both virtual event races to your shopping cart before you proceed to check out.
Or, if you are registered for one of the virtual event races already, and add a new registration for the other event distance of your choice, you will automatically be included in the 5-Mile Combo.
During the two-week window of virtual event participation (Oct. 16 through 31) you can either complete the two virtual race distances on separate occasions (dates), or complete the first distance and have your results automatically uploaded through the IMT DMM virtual event app, and then start the second virtual race distance, in the same continuous run, and receive credit for both.
For example, complete the 5-Mile Combo in the 5-Mile Virtual Run on one day within the two-week window of participation and then complete one of the other virtual race distances on another day. As long as you complete the second virtual event race distance that you have registered for within the two-week window of participation.
Or, complete the 5-Mile Combo in the 5-Mile Virtual Run and Principal 5K Virtual Run by running or walking 8.13 miles at the same time. Start & finish the 5-Mile Virtual Run in the virtual event app, and then on the same workout, start & finish the Principal 5K Virtual Run.
Each athlete receives a special 5-Mile Combo finisher medal charm, in addition to each of the race amenities offered in each virtual event race. You will receive two race shirts and two race wraps, however, you will receive a race-specific 5-Mile Virtual Race finisher medal and a different race-specific race of choice finisher medal for competing in both virtual event races.
In addition, you will receive a commemorative 5-Mile Combo key chain that attaches to your finisher medal.
Double your races. Double your hardware.