IMT Des Moines Marathon and Special Olympics Iowa Unified Pairings

The IMT Des Moines Marathon is partnering with Special Olympics Iowa for the IMT half marathon or the Principal 5k Road Race this year for a Unified opportunity. Athletes of ALL abilities are encouraged to sign up- you are able to walk or jog this race at your own pace!

This is an opportunity for Principal 5K Road Race or IMT half marathon athletes to partner up with Special Olympic athletes and participate in a 4-week training session and the Principal 5K Road Race or IMT half marathon together!

Unified training dates:

September 16, 2023

September 23, 2023

September 30, 2023

October 7, 2023

The location of the training is Fleet Feet Des Moines (521 E. Locust St, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309).  Parking is in the ramp that is attached to the building.  You can enter the ramp off E. 6th Street.  The entrance is in the middle of the block. Be sure to bring running shoes and a water bottle to each training session.

The race will occur the morning of Sunday, October 15th (Downtown Des Moines: Court Avenue District, 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309). Race weekend responsibilities will include a check in at the Special Olympics Iowa booth on either Friday, October 13, or Saturday, October 14, during athlete packet pick-up hours.