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The IMT Des Moines Marathon Weekend

Marathon weekend is here!

As we approach this weekend, it is exciting to be a runner in Des Moines, with the annual running of the IMT Des Moines Marathon held this Sunday, October 15th, with the start and finish line in Downtown Des Moines.

While the marathon is on Sunday, did you know it is actually only one of several races that will be held as a part of the Marathon Weekend? If you are not up for running the 26.2 miles on Sunday, here are a few other options:

Mercy Live-Up Loop 5-Mile Run: Saturday, October 14, at 8 a.m.

Mercy Live Up Loop 1-Mile Walk: Saturday, October 14, 8 a.m.

Mercy children's Hospital & Clinics Junior Jog: Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m.

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: Sunday, October 15th, 8 a.m.

Bankers Trust Marathon Relay, Sunday, October 15th, 8 a.m.

Principal 5K Road Race, Sunday, October 15th, 8:30 a.m.

A rich tradition in Des Moines, the IMT Des Moines Marathon weekend is a great and fun event, whether you are an athlete participating, cheering on as a spectator, or volunteering to help the event go smoothly! There is an option for everyone to be involved and have a great time!

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Happy Running!


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