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 you're ready to make that dream a reality? Do it 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.
Participation is open to everyone regardless of home YMCA branch and is open to non-members as well.
Training groups begin the week of July 30th. Reach out to your local YMCA and speak with their Wellness or Group Exercise Director about getting connected to a group.
Ankeny YMCA: Tuesday/Thursday 5:00 am, Saturday 7:00 am
Indianola YMCA: Wednesday 7:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am
South Suburban YMCA: Wednesday 6:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am
Walnut Creek YMCA: Tuesday/Thursday 5:10 am, Saturday 8:00 am
Waukee YMCA: Thursday 12:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am
Wellmark YMCA: Tuesday 6:00 am, Saturday 8:00 am
Association Group Long Run Dates
August 18th 7:30 am: Meet at parking lot across the street from Mullets (1300 SE 1st, Des Moines, IA 50315)
September 1st 7:30 am: Meet at Wellmark YMCA
September 15th 7:30 am: Meet at boat ramp parking lot of Grays Lake
September 29th 7:00 am: Meet at parking lot across the street from Mullets
October 13th 7:00 am: Meet at boat ramp parking lot of Grays Lake
$20 for Y members
$40 for non-members
$10 discount on any IMT Des Moines Marathon race
15% discount on your next pair of running shoes at Fitness Sports