I-35 Challenge

I-35 CHALLENGE

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I-35Challenge_2Females_250wideBe sure to “like” the I-35 Challenge Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all information for 2017.

Please note that unlike in past years, these two races will be taking place on separate weekends in 2017.

2017 Challenge Details and Changes

The Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin and IMT Des Moines Marathon partnered together for the I-35 Challenge in 2017.

It is anticipated that the I-35 Challenge will sell out so if you plan to participate, don’t wait to register once registration opens.

Participants can do any combination of events to complete the I-35 Challenge. Want to run the Marathon in Kansas City and the Half in Des Moines? Now you can. Want to run the Marathon in Kansas City and the Marathon in Des Moines? Now you can. Want to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City and the Half Marathon in Des Moines? You got it, now you can. Want to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City and the Marathon in Des Moines? You can do that too. Whether it’s a full to full, half to half or a combination of the two, the I-35 Challenge is open to all these options.

Register for your race of choice in Kansas City (half marathon or full marathon) and your race of choice in Des Moines (half marathon or full marathon) as you normally would. You will also register separately for the I-35 Challenge through a unique I-35 Challenge race registration site.

Two cities. Two races. I-35 Challenge.

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The Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin and IMT Des Moines Marathon have been selected for TripAdvisor‘s 50 US Road Races to Attempt in Your Lifetime.

About the Challenge

The I-35 Challenge is a partnership between the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin and the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Des Moines is on Sunday, October 15, 2017 and Kansas City is on Saturday, October 21.  The goal of the challenge is to complete both races.

Past Results

Click here for 2016 Results

Click here for 2015 Results

Click here for 2014 Full Marathon I-35 Challenge Results

Click here for 2014 Half Marathon I-35 Challenge Results

Amenities

For completing the I-35 Challenge (either both Marathons or both Half Marathons or a combination of the half & full marathons), participants will receive the following:

  • Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin participant shirt
  • Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin finisher medal
  • IMT Des Moines Marathon finisher medal
  • I-35 Challenge item
  • I-35 Challenge finisher medal

Training

I-35 Challenge_Man_Sunglasses_250wideClick here for the official I-35 Challenge Training Program developed by Olympian and IMT Des Moines official training consultant Jeff Galloway.

Click here for the weekly view of the I-35 Challenge Training Program developed by Jeff Galloway.

Race Details

IMT Des Moines Marathon

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017
  • 8 a.m.
  • Click here for Race Day information

Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • 7 a.m.
  • Click here for Race Day schedule

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Expo Details

IMT Des Moines Marathon

Location: Hy Vee Hall
730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Located in the Iowa Events Center
Friday, October 13, 3–8 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Click here for more information about the expo

Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin Health & Fitness Expo

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Thursday, October 19, 3–8 p.m.
Friday, October 20, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Click here for more information about the expo

FAQs

Click here to view the I-35 FAQs.

More Information

Click here for more information about the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin.

Click here for more information about the IMT Des Moines Marathon.

Click here for the I-35 Challenge Facebook Page.

For additional questions, please email contact@sportkc.org.