in collaboration with Iowa Sister States

An online community designed to connect athletes, run clubs and virtual races in Iowa with their Iowa Sister State international partnerships around the world.


It starts with running…

Whether the destination is a mile or a marathon, the triumphs and tribulations we experience along the  journey are not unique to nationality.


from anywhere in the world.

Imagine through person-to-person exchange, connecting our experiences with another person on the same journey, towards the same destination,  but in another part of the world.


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What Others Have To Say

Fields of Strides provides programs to bring not only individuals together, but also the communities in which we live in.

“Iowa Sister States loves to see people connecting from across the world. We are very excited to be partnering with IMT Des Moines Marathon and think this is a great opportunity for Iowans to connect with people from our sister states.  “

Kassi Wheeler
Des Moines, iowa

“We are excited for the opportunity to race virtually between the IMT Des Moines Marathon in October and the Treviso Marathon in March, not only showcasing our regions of the world but also promoting the sport and goodwill.”

Andrea Barutta
Veneto, Italy

“The people of Yamansashi are already planning for the marathon distance in October  and look forward to connecting their race with those running in Iowa. Some day soon, perhaps we will all be able to run together.”

Justin Ehringhaus
Yamanashi, japan

Who We Are

Bringing the world community together.

IMT Des Moines Marathon

Annual October race featuring the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon, Bankers Trust Marathon Relay, Principal 5K Road Race and Mercy Live Up Loop.

Iowa Sister States

ISS is a volunteer driven organization dedicated to connecting Iowans with the world community. Our mission is to provide international programs that promote the interests of Iowans abroad.

Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo

Our goals are to link National Guard states and territories for the purpose of fostering mutual interests and establishing  long-term relationships across all levels of society.

Road Runners Club of America

The RRCA champions the development of community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition.



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