IMT DSM Marathon Sunday, Oct. 16

The IMT Des Moines Marathon returns to our neighborhood on Sunday, October 16.

The Marathon course starts in the Court Avenue District at 8 am. The course will take athletes through the Western Gateway Park area before heading west on Grand Avenue.

Miles 3 through 16 of the course will impact neighborhood communities along the Grand Avenue, Polk Boulevard, Kingman Boulevard, and Drake University corridors from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Please allow for extra time or alternate routes during your travels.

To view road closures and suggested traffic reroutes, visit the IMT Des Moines Marathon website, locate the Race Weekend tab, and click on Spectators. Course Maps can also be found with a turn-by-turn course description at

Please get in touch with the IMT Des Moines Marathon to discuss any concerns about the Marathon course and how it may impact traffic flow and reroutes in your area. We can also discuss ideas for your involvement with the race.

Chris Burch, Race Director, at 515-288-2692 or