​IMT Des Moines Monument Mile

Event Area: 
Capitol Complex
Event Location: 
Soldiers & Sailors
Location Area: 
Parking Lots - Walnut St.
Event Date: 
Sep 20 2018 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Organization/Sponsor/Department: 
​Des Moines Marathon
Applicant's Name: 
​Chris Burch
Applicant's Phone: 
​515-707-2293
Event Type: 
Public Event
Expected Attendance: 
Over 1000
Add'l Information: 
5:30 p.m. - Samuel Adams Des Moines 26.2 Brew Block Party at Cowles Commons. 5:30 p.m. - Athlete Check-In/Packet Pick-Up. 6:45 p.m. - Race Announcements & National Anthem in front of Soldiers and​ Sailors Monument. 7:00 p.m. - Men’s Competitive Wave – sub 7:00 time standard. 7:15 p.m. - Women’s Competitive Wave – sub 7:15 time standard. 7:30 p.m. - Recreation Wave - all ages & abilities, including runners and walkers. 9:00 p.m. - Samuel Adams Des Moines 26.2 Brew Post-Race Party at Johnny’s Hall of Fame. ------ START LINE on Walnut Street at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the historic Iowa State Capitol grounds. FINISH LINE on Walnut Street at Cowles Commons in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Run For A Cause - In 2016, the Iowa Legislature authorized a public-private approach to the pressing need of repairing the more than forty monuments on the Iowa State Capitol grounds by establishing a matching grant appropriation of up to $100,000. These public funds are now available through the Monument Conservation Fund in the proportion of a $1 match for every $2 raised by private donations. The IMT Des Moines Marathon has partnered with the Capitol Planning Commission to not only spread community awareness about need to restore the Capitol’s monuments, but also to invite donations in order to raise the level of matching funds available towards the restoration of them. This year funds will be allocated towards the restoration of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Donations for monument conservation can be applied during the online registration process or by making a direct donation through the IMT Des Moines Monument Mile – Monument Fund. For more information visit desmoinesmarathon.com and click on Monument Mile.