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Athlete Updates

Athlete updates are available for participants in the marathon, half-marathon, and marathon relay events. Athlete updates are not available for 5k participants.

Track the progress of any athlete in the IMT Des Moines Marathon. When your athlete crosses timing checkpoints along the course, receive an alert via email or text message. Signing up for athlete tracking alerts is easy and free1:

  1. find athletes to track
  2. choose how to track
  3. confirm your selections

  • Registration is closed for the participant update service. Results are being posted at Online Race Results, printed near the finish line, and are available by scanning the QR code on your bib number.
  • All races start at 8:00 AM. Participants in all races will generate finish line update messages. Additionally, half-marathon participants will generate updates at 6.5 miles, and marathon participants will generate updates at 10k (6.2 miles), half (13.1 miles), and 20 miles. The fastest runners will generate their first messages around 8:35 AM.

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1 message and data rates may apply (standard messaging charges from your cellular provider)
You must be 13 years or older, or have a parent or guardian's permission to use this service.
You will recieve 2 to 4 messages on race day (10/21/2012). To opt-out of this service text "STOP TIMES" to 343-434. If you need HELP, you can text HELP to short code 343-434 or send an email to with your phone number and the word "HELP" in the subject line.
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last athlete database update: 2012-10-16 11:44:49