The YMCA have been selected as the training partner for the IMT Des Moines Marathon and Half Marathon!
Have you started running and you’re thinking about taking that next step to a Half Marathon? Have you always dreamed of running a marathon and it’s time to make that dream a reality? You can make it happen with the help of Y Go the Distance, our marathon training program!
You’ll benefit from a supportive community of like-minded runners, an experienced running leader, weekly running plans, group and individual options and group long runs on the weekends. You will also receive a discount in the IMT Des Moines Marathon race of your choice and special swag just for Y Go the Distance participants.
The Ankeny Family YMCA, Indianola YMCA, Walnut Creek Family YMCA, Waukee Family YMCA and Wellmark YMCA will all host marathon training programs, but participation is open to everyone regardless of home branch and is available to non-members as well.
Training start dates
IMT Des Moines Marathon: end of May
IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: mid-July
$20 for Y members
$40 for non-members
Participation includes a $10 discount on any IMT Des Moines Marathon race and a 15 percent discount on a pair of running shoes from Fitness Sports.