I-35 Challenge

I-35 CHALLENGE

2018 I-35 Challenge Results

The I-35 Challenge is a partnership between the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin and the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Kansas City is Saturday, October 19, 2019 and Des Moines is on Sunday, October 20, 2019.  The goal of the challenge is to complete both races.

I-35 Challenge registration will open spring 2019.

Participants can do any of the following combination of events to complete the I-35 Challenge:

  • Marathon in Kansas City and Half in Des Moines
  • Marathon in Kansas City and Marathon in Des Moines
  • Half Marathon in Kansas City and Half Marathon in Des Moines
  • Half Marathon in Kansas City and Marathon in Des Moines

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. One weekend. I-35 Challenge.

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.

Amenities

For completing the I-35 Challenge, 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
  • IMT Des Moines Marathon participant shirt
  • I-35 Challenge item
  • I-35 Challenge finisher medal

Training

Click 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

Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • 7 a.m.

IMT Des Moines Marathon

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • 8 a.m.

Expo Details

Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin Health & Fitness Expo

Location: Union Station – Festival Plaza
30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
Thursday, October 17, 3–8 p.m.
Friday, October 18, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

IMT Des Moines Marathon

Location: Hy Vee Hall
730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Located in the Iowa Events Center
Friday, October 18, 3–8 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

More Information

Click here to view the I-35 FAQs.

Click here for the I-35 Challenge Facebook Page.

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

Past Results

Click here for 2017 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