Virtual Race

Race from anywhere…

The IMT DMM 26.2 & 13.1 Virtual Race now offers the ability to participate on race in the IMT Des Moines Marathon from virtually anywhere in the world. Complete a marathon or half marathon distance in a continuous, single run. Just as you would in person. 

There is no ‘course time limit’. 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 at 8 am and race with athletes from around the world.

First, register for the IMT DMM 26.2 & 13.1 Virtual Race. For $45 you will receive a race-in-a-box, including your official race jacket, bib and finisher medal. Additional shipping rates apply. (register now)

Next, download the Strava app. (click here) Then, join the IMT DMM 26.2 & 13.1 Virtual Race Club. On race day, upload your run in Strava to the IMT DMM 26.2 & 13.1 Race Club Event in order to record your results and to be included in the virtual race leaderboard and challenges. 

Results Your Strava race result will not show up on the Challenge Leaderboard unless you complete 13.1 miles (21.1 km) or 26.2 miles (42.2 km). To ensure you meet the Challenge 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. 
Athletes who complete the IMT DMM 26.2 & 13.1 Virtual Race Strava Club Event will receive a digital finishers badge in their Trophy Case. Results must be uploaded no later than 48 hours following the completion of the race.

Race results will also be uploaded to the official IMT Des Moines Marathon race results at with access to a finisher certificate for download.  

Be sure to download the IMT DMM app to stay connected during your training and on race day. (iOS) (Google Play) Upload your photos and share your Instagram Stories using the hashtags. #imtdmm #keokuktokosovo