IMT Des Moines Marathon takes place annually at Des Moines, IA USA. Race day features the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon, Bankers Trust Marathon Relay and The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race. Runners run the IMT Des Moines Marathon with hopes to raise more awareness for Parkinson’s, empower people with PD on the benefits of exercise and to raise funds to support the Iowa Chapter of APDA.
Men: 8 a.m
Women: 8 a.m
The early bird entry fees for the marathon is $68. To participate in IMT Des Moines Marathon you can register in the official website.
Course / Route Map
IMT Des Moines Marathon race starts and finishes at Nollen Plaza, 400 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
The IMT Des Moines Marathon does pose hills and elevation challenges from Mile 3 though Mile 8 on the Marathon course before leveling out.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
The IMT Des Moines Marathon course is open for seven hours. This allows for a 16:00 minute per mile pace for the Marathon.
Men: James Kirwa (Kenya) 2:12:54 (2011)
Women: Mary Akor (California) 2:35:10 (2012)
Prize Money & Awards
The IMT Des Moines Marathon is offering $30,000 in prize money. Overall awards are offered to the top five male and female finishers and Master’s awards and cash prizes are offered to the top three finishers in the IMT Des Moines Marathon
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
All finishers in the IMT Des Moines Marathon receive a finisher medal.
Water Stops & Refreshments
Aid Stations are available roughly every other mile through Mile 20 and then every mile of the IMT Des Moines Marathon course. Crystal Clear Bottled Water and Endurance Formula Gatorade will be served in 7 oz. cups at each aid station.
Expected Race Day Weather
Average lows for Des Moines in October are in the lower 50’s with highs in the upper 60’s.