Virtual Event

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!

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 participating in the IMT Des Moines Marathon Virtual Event receive IMT Des Moines Marathon race amenities, such as an athlete bib, SWAG featuring a short-sleeve technical shirt and race wrap (buff), race results, cheer messages, selfie photo overlays, and even a finisher medal and finisher certificate. Some items are available for download during the virtual event, other items will be offered online, and items like SWAG and finisher medals will be mailed directly to the athlete following the completion of the virtual event on October 31, 2020.

For more information, see below and be sure to visit the COVID-19 Response page, offering FAQ’s. Click here.

To Participate

The IMT Des Moines Marathon Virtual Event takes place from October 16 through October 31, 2020.

First, register for the IMT Des Moines Marathon Virtual Event race distance that you would like to participate in. Registration for the virtual event in all 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/walk, and be sure to take the IMT DMM app with you. Once you complete/surpass the necessary mileage distance for your race, your results will automatically be uploaded to the app and ready for submission to for viewing, scoring, and further race results features.

Don’t forget to inform your supporters to download the app, as well as the MOTIGO app, so that they can record personal cheer messages for you to listen to during your run!

In-Person Transfers

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.