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2015 I-35 Challenge News

The Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon and IMT Des Moines Marathon are partnering together for the return of the I-35 Challenge in 2015.

The I-35 Challenge will open registration in the spring. The number of athletes accepted into the Challenge will be expanded.  However, a registration cap will be set. It is anticipated that the I-35 Challenge will sell out again so if you plan to participate, don’t wait to register once registration opens.

Register for your race of choice in Kansas City (half marathon or full marathon) and your race of choice in Des Moines (half marathon or full marathon) as you normally would. You will also register separately for the I-35 Challenge through a unique I-35 Challenge race registration site.

Also in 2015, participants can do any combination of events to complete the I-35 Challenge. Want to run the Marathon in Kansas City and the Half in Des Moines? Now you can. Want to run the Marathon in Kansas City and the Marathon in Des Moines? Now you can. Want to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City and the Half Marathon in Des Moines? You got it, now you can. Want to run the Half Marathon in Kansas City and the Marathon in Des Moines? You can do that too. Whether it’s a full to full, half to half or a combination of the two, the I-35 Challenge is open to all these options.

Watch for more announcements and race registration dates to be released soon. Two cities. Two races. One great weekend. I-35 Challenge.


About the Challenge

The I-35 Challenge is a partnership between the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds and the IMT Des Moines Marathon. The two events take place on the same weekend in October – Kansas City on Saturday (10/17) and Des Moines on Sunday (10/18). The goal of the challenge is to complete both races.

Results

Click here for 2014 Full Marathon I-35 Challenge Results

Click here for 2014 Half Marathon I-35 Challenge Results

*I-35 Results are unofficial and no awards or prizes are given.

Dates

  • Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds

o   Saturday, October 17

o   7 a.m.

o   Click here for Race Day schedule

  • IMT Des Moines Marathon

o   Sunday, October 18

o   8 a.m.

o   Click here for Race Day information

Registration

Registration for the 2015 I-35 Challenge will open soon! Keep an eye out for information on the 2015 Challenge as we continue to grow this exciting new event.

Be sure to “like” the I-35 Challenge Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all information for 2015. Click here for the I-35 Challenge Facebook Page.

Amenities

For completing either both Marathons or both Half Marathons, participants will receive the following:

    • Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon participant shirt
    • Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon finisher medal
    • IMT Des Moines Marathon participant shirt
    • IMT Des Moines Marathon finisher medal
    • I-35 Challenge participant shirt
    • I-35 Challenge finisher medal

Training

Click here for the official I-35 Challenge Training Program developed by Olympian and IMT Des Moines official training consultant Jeff Galloway.

Expo Details

  • Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds Health & Fitness Expo

o   Location: Crown Center Exhibit Hall A

o   2323 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

o   Connected to The Sheraton hotel

o   Thursday, October 15, 3–8 p.m.

o   Friday, October 16, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

o   Click here for more information about the expo

  • IMT Des Moines Marathon

o   Location: HyVee Hall

o   730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

o   Located in the Iowa Events Center

o   Friday, October 16, 3–8 p.m.

o   Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

o   Click here for more information about the expo

FAQs

Click here to view the I-35 2015 FAQs.

More Information

Click here for more information about the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.

Click here for more information about the IMT Des Moines Marathon.

Click here for the I-35 Challenge Facebook Page.

For additional questions, please email contact@sportkc.org.

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