Join us on race day from virtually from anywhere in the world!
The IMT DMM 26.2 & 13.1 Virtual Race offers the ability to participate in the IMT Des Moines Marathon on race day from virtually anywhere in the world by completing a marathon or half marathon distance in a continuous single run, just as you would in person. Register now.
There is no ‘course time limit’ to participate. Your ‘race-in-a-box’ includes an official IMT Des Moines Marathon race shirt, bib and finisher medal. Create a self-designed course or run an existing route on a road or paved trail. Then, based on your local time zone, line up, race and compete with virtual athletes from around the world.
First, register for the IMT Des Moines Marathon 26.2 & 13.1 Virtual Race. Register now. Then, download the Strava app (click here), and join the IMT Des Moines Marathon 26.2 & 13.1 Virtual Race club event.
Upload your run in order to record your results and to be included in the virtual race leader board. You will not show up on the club event Leaderboard unless you complete 13.1 miles (21.1 km) or 26.2 miles (42.2 km).
To ensure you meet the club event goal, we recommend you run a small amount over 13.1 miles during your activity (about .5km / .3mi). This will give you a buffer in the event your activity distance is shortened after upload to Strava due to the cleanup of GPS irregularities. You can learn about how distance is calculated for our app by reading this Knowledge Base Article.
Athletes who complete the IMT Des Moines Marathon 26.2 & 13.1 Virtual Race will receive a Strava digital finishers badge in their Trophy Case. Results must be uploaded no later than 48 hours following the completion of the race.
Athletes participating in the IMT Des Moines Marathon Virtual Race receive an IMT Des Moines Marathon race-in-a-box shipped directly to them featuring an official IMT Des Moines Marathon or Half Marathon track jacket, race number/bib and finisher medal.
Be sure to download the IMT DMM app to stay connected during your training and on race day.