2024-2025 Iowa Half Marathon Race Calendar

Iowa Half Marathons by Date

Browse all Iowa half marathons in 2024 and 2025 by month and by city below.

For each race, you’ll find the history of the half marathon and the course, the most recent year’s course maps, elevation profiles, runner reviews, pricing, and how to sign up. When you view a race, you might also find contact info if you’re having problems with your registration or need to contact the race directors.

We dedicated dozens of hours every month searching for races to include in the Iowa half marathons calendar.

If you happen to see any half marathon not included, contact us at info@halfmarathons.net to submit your race.

Looking for the best Iowa half marathons for you? Beneath the Iowa half marathon calendar we’ve provided answers to frequently asked questions.

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Upcoming 2024 Iowa Half Marathons

July 2024

August 2024

Sat Aug 3 Wapsi Wiggle Half & 5k Riceville IA
Sat Aug 10 Mines of Spain Trail Races Dubuque IA
Sat Aug 17 Alzheimer's 5k & Half Marathon Dubuque IA
Sat Aug 31 Step Up Storm Lake Half Marathon & 5k Storm Lake IA

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February 2025

Sat Feb 1 PBR Half Marathon Perry IA

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Des Moines Capitol Building in Iowa of the most popular Iowa half marathons

Frequently Asked Questions About Iowa Half Marathons

What are the most popular Iowa half marathons?

The IMT Des Moines Half Marathon is the most popular half marathon in Iowa with 2,547 finishers in 2023.

What are the best Iowa half marathons for beginners in 2024?

The races we recommend as the best Iowa half marathons for beginners are:

  • The IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: For it’s mass amount of runners, with exceptional race quality, and a pretty course. The IMT Des Moines Half Marathon also offers the I-35 Challenge – the opportunity to complete the Garmin Kansas City Half Marathon and IMT Des Moines Half Marathon in the same weekend.
  • Drake Road Races: For it’s fast course finishing on the iconic Blue Oval, the track at Drake University campus.
  • DAM to DSM: As it’s been described as a “13 Mile Long Party” with an easy, beautiful course.

What’s the best month to run a half marathon in Iowa?

September is the most popular month to run an Iowa half marathon.

What are the most popular cities to run Iowa half marathons?

Des Moines is the most popular city to run an Iowa half marathon in.