Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K Road Race, Kids Run

Location: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Marathon

Number of finishers (2015 Results): 1394

Marathon Relay

Number of finishers (2015 Results): 86

half marathon

Number of finishers (2015 Results): 4722

5k

Number of finishers (2015 Results): 1080

Race Reports for Des Moines Marathon


Race Report: 2016 Des Moines Marathon - Oct 16, 2016

On October 16, I ran the Des Moines Marathon in Iowa. This was the third time I’ve run this race, but I’ve never gone into it expecting to run fast. In 2003, I volunteered to lead the 3:30 pace group. At the time, that was a pace I could run without working hard. In 2013, I ran it the day after running the Kansas City Marathon. I did both of those races with a pulled hamstring, so I wasn’t able to ran fast. This year, I was running it one week after an all-out effort in the Chicago Marathon. It was the first time this year that I raced on back to back weekends, and I didn’t know how much that would slow me down. Accordingly, I went into this race without any ambitious goals.

Race Recap: The Des Moines Marathon - Oct 31, 2015

This was the 31st state for me in my 50 state marathon goal. The race offers multiple events over two days, friendly volunteers, a well-supported course, and AWESOME post race food.

Other Marathons in Iowa

DateMarathonCitySize (finishers)Net Elevation Change
Jun 14, 2015, SunMarion Rotary MarathonMarionM: 124 HM: 243
Jun 9, 2016, ThuHeartland Series Iowa Marathon & Half MarathonClintonM: 81 HM: 51
Jun 11, 2016, SatMarathon to MarathonMarathonM: 128 HM: 81
Jun 25, 2016, SatRun4Troops MarathonDyersvilleM: 135
Jul 16, 2016, SatUniversity of Okoboji MarathonOkobojiM: 0
Sep 13, 2016, TueWabash Trace MarathonShenandoah

Other Marathons in Within ~1 Week of Des Moines Marathon

DateMarathonCitySize (finishers)Net Elevation Change
Oct 9, 2016, SunVictoria MarathonVictoria, British ColumbiaM: 1200 HM: 3263
Oct 9, 2016, SunGMAA Green Mountain MarathonSouth Hero, VermontM: 212 HM: 376
Oct 9, 2016, SunPortland MarathonPortland, Oregon
Oct 9, 2016, SunWoodward Trapline MarathonHappy Valley-Goose Bay, NewfoundlandM: 15 HM: 53M: -4
Oct 9, 2016, SunDurango MarathonDurango, Colorado HM: 223
Oct 9, 2016, SunTowpath MarathonCleveland/Akron Area, OhioM: 354 HM: 66
Oct 9, 2016, SunThe Tyler Rose MarathonTyler, TexasM: 162 HM: 680
Oct 9, 2016, SunCity of Trees MarathonBoise, Idaho
Oct 9, 2016, SunSteamtown MarathonScranton, PennsylvaniaM: 2229
Oct 9, 2016, SunChicago MarathonChicago, IllinoisM: 37182M: 0
Oct 9, 2016, SunSpokane Series MarathonSpokane, WashingtonM: 122 HM: 637
Oct 9, 2016, SunBizz Johnson Trail MarathonSusanville, CaliforniaM: 89 HM: 49
Oct 9, 2016, SunPrairie Fire MarathonWichita, KansasM: 575 HM: 1807
Oct 9, 2016, SunPoulsbo MarathonPoulsbo, WashingtonM: 36 HM: 210
Oct 9, 2016, SunAppalachian Series - WV & Half-MarathonBluefield, West VirginiaM: 60 HM: 42
Oct 9, 2016, SunNewport MarathonNewport, Rhode IslandM: 576 HM: 1680
Oct 9, 2016, SunLong Beach MarathonLong Beach, CaliforniaM: 2760 HM: 4964
Oct 9, 2016, SunTwin Cities MarathonMinneapolis/St.Paul, MinnesotaM: 8543M: -15
Oct 9, 2016, SunXTERRA MarathonColorado Springs, ColoradoM: 33 HM: 115
Oct 9, 2016, SunLake Tahoe MarathonSouth Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaM: 184 HM: 504
Oct 9, 2016, SunRun Crazy Horse & Half MarathonCrazy Horse, South DakotaM: 166 HM: 625
Oct 15, 2016, SatSoJo MarathonSouth Jordan, UtahM: 180 HM: 411
Oct 15, 2016, SatMedoc Trail MarathonHollister, North CarolinaM: 148
Oct 15, 2016, SatKansas City MarathonKansas City, MissouriM: 1298 HM: 4559
Oct 15, 2016, SatDetroit International MarathonDetroit, MichiganM: 3802 HM: 11703
Oct 15, 2016, SatHayden Lake MarathonHayden, IdahoM: 54 HM: 191M: -10 HM: 27
Oct 15, 2016, SatDPR Trail MarathonLake County Forest Preserves, IllinoisM: 173 HM: 264
Oct 15, 2016, SatCenturyLink WhistleStop MarathonAshland, WisconsinM: 305 HM: 1260
Oct 15, 2016, SatBaltimore MarathonBaltimore, MarylandM: 2511 HM: 7415
Oct 16, 2016, SunMount Desert Island marathon & Half MarathonBar Harbor, Maine HM: 507
Oct 16, 2016, SunMankato MarathonMankato, MinnesotaM: 372 HM: 1450
Oct 16, 2016, SunHumboldt Redwoods MarathonWeott, CaliforniaM: 161 HM: 532
Oct 16, 2016, SunScotiabank Toronto Waterfront MarathonToronto, OntarioM: 3826 HM: 10266
Oct 16, 2016, SunSeven Bridges MarathonChattanooga, TennesseeM: 587 HM: 1426
Oct 16, 2016, SunBig 5 Sporting Goods Duke City MarathonAlbuquerque, New MexicoM: 362
Oct 16, 2016, SunJanus Rock N Roll Denver MarathonDenver, Colorado
Oct 16, 2016, SunBMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island MarathonCharlottetown, Prince Edward IslandM: 250 HM: 536
Oct 16, 2016, SunPeoria MarathonPeoria, Illinois
Oct 16, 2016, SunNationwide Children's Hospital Columbus MarathonColumbus, OhioM: 4443 HM: 10323
Oct 16, 2016, SunAshworth Awards Baystate MarathonLowell, MassachusettsM: 1447 HM: 1375
Oct 22, 2016, SatMarathon 2 MarathonMarathon, TexasM: 101 HM: 85M: -375
Oct 22, 2016, SatFrankenthon Monster MarathonCedar Park, TexasM: 129M: 0
Oct 22, 2016, SatDog Lake MarathonNaches, WashingtonM: 48 HM: 64M: -2075
Oct 22, 2016, SatWounded Warrior Project Monster Dover, DelawareM: 218 HM: 300
Oct 22, 2016, SatHaunted Half ProvoProvo, Utah HM: 1672 HM: -1071
Oct 22, 2016, SatPetrified Forest MarathonHolbrook, ArizonaM: 150M: -276
Oct 22, 2016, SatNapa Wine Country MarathonCalistoga, CaliforniaM: 18 HM: 147M: 0 HM: 0
Oct 23, 2016, SunAtlantic City MarathonAtlantic City, New JerseyM: 659 HM: 1006
Oct 23, 2016, SunRunning for the bay marathonApalachicola, FloridaM: 139 HM: 221
Oct 23, 2016, SunHealthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & MarathonNaperville, Illinois
Oct 23, 2016, SunMorgan Hill Half MarathonMorgan Hill, California HM: 653
Oct 23, 2016, SunMetro Health Grand Rapids MarathonGrand Rapids, MichiganM: 1332 HM: 1819M: 0 HM: 0
Oct 23, 2016, SunIGT Legs for Literacy Moncton, New BrunswickM: 191
Oct 23, 2016, SunLOCO MarathonNewmarket, New HampshireM: 175 HM: 161M: 0 HM: 0
Oct 23, 2016, SunDawn of the Dunes MarathonMiller Beach, IndianaM: 84 HM: 287M: 0 HM: 0
Oct 23, 2016, SunColumbia Gorge MarathonHood River, OregonM: 253 HM: 909M: -261 HM: 0
Oct 23, 2016, SunCloverdale Harvest MarathonCloverdale, CaliforniaM: 40 HM: 120
This race IS a Boston Marathon Qualifier
Distances at this Race

Marathon
Half Marathon
5k

Contact info for Des Moines Marathon
Link to marathon website

Chris Burch
IMT Des Moines Marathon
526 39th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
info@desmoinesmarathon.com
515-288-2692
515.274,1596