I-35 CHALLENGE

TWO RACES - TWO CITIES - TWO STATES - ONE EPIC WEEKEND


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL RACE INFORMATION

What is the I-35 Challenge?  
The I-35 Challenge is a partnership between the Kansas City Marathon Presented by Garmin and the IMT Des Moines Marathon. The two events take place on the same weekend in October. The goal of the challenge is to complete both races.

What are the options? 
Full Marathon Challenge 
- Participants who register to run the full marathon in Kansas City AND the full marathon in Des Moines.  
Half Marathon Challenge  
- Participants who register to run the half marathon in Kansas City AND the half marathon in Des Moines.
Half Marathon – Full Marathon Challenge
- Participants who register to run the half marathon in Kansas City and the full marathon in Des Moines OR Participants who register to run the full marathon in Kansas City and the half marathon in Des Moines.  

NOTE: When registering for the I-35 Challenge, you will not need to select a specific combination. The I-35 Challenge registration will apply for any event combination between the two races.   

REGISTRATION

How do I participate?  
You must register for BOTH Marathons or Half Marathons through each event website, as you normally would, and then complete an additional registration for the I-35 Challenge.  

Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin Registration: http://www.kcmarathon.org 
IMT Des Moines Marathon Registration: https://www.desmoinesmarathon.com 
I-35 Challenge Registration: http://www.i35challenge.com 

Why do I have to register 3 separate times?  
Each race registration fee is utilized for various race expenses. The additional fee for the I-35 Challenge is to cover the cost of the official I-35 Challenge participant items, i.e. shirt, bib and finisher medal.  

Do you offer refunds?  
No, refunds will not be allowed.  

What do I get for completing the I-35 Challenge? 
For completing the I-35 Challenge, participants will receive the following: Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin participant shirt, Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin finisher medal, IMT Des Moines Marathon participant shirt, IMT Des Moines Marathon finisher medal, I-35 Challenge participant shirt, I-35 Challenge finisher medal  

PACKET PICKUP

Where is packet pickup located?  
I-35 Challenge participants will pick up their I-35 Challenge packet, along with their Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin packet, in Kansas City at the Health & Fitness Expo

I-35 Challenge participants will also check in at the IMT Des Moines Marathon packet pickup in Des Moines, when they pick up their IMT Des Moines Marathon packet.  

Is race day packet pickup allowed?  
Packet pickup for the Kansas City Marathon must take place at the Health & Fitness Expo.  Race day packet pickup is not available.   
If you are unable to attend the IMT Des Moines Marathon packet pickup during the normal packet pickup hours, please contact the IMT Des Moines Marathon at info@desmoinesmarathon.com.

T-SHIRTS & MEDALS

Where do I get the I-35 Challenge shirt? 
The I-35 Challenge shirt will be handed out in Kansas City at packet pickup in addition to the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin participant shirt.  

Where do I get the I-35 Challenge finisher medal? 
The medal will be given to the participants who cross the finish line in Des Moines in addition to the IMT Des Moines Marathon finisher medal.