It’s marathon time!

October 13, 2010 —

This coming Sunday is the Des Moines Marathon. Obviously if you’re running it, you’re acutely aware of when it is. And hopefully if you’re one of the awesome students and faculty who’ll be providing OMM and physical therapy at the end of the race for athletes, you know when it is.

But for all the rest of you, please note: Grand Ave. will be closed in front of DMU from 8 a.m. until noon! You could somehow wind around south of Grand & enter via the church parking lot to the east but I’d probably recommend avoiding that too as the race route also winds south of Grand.

If you’re running: GOOD LUCK!! Have fun!

If you’re treating people at the end: thanks for helping our community!

If you’re just interested in partaking of the related activities, check out our grad Tim Vander Wilt, M.S.P.T., speaking at 6 p.m. Friday at the Polk County Convention Complex. You can also check out the Sports & Fitness Expo at the Complex, Friday & Saturday for sports-related vendors & attractions. If you want more info about the event, click here.

If you want some interesting stats about running a marathon from our DMU experts, click here.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

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