Chris Burch is a native of Des Moines. His interest in running and community volunteering led him to the role of Director of Racing and Events for the IMT Des Moines Marathon in 2005. Under his leadership, the race has grown to more than 10,000 registered athletes. Chris also has served as the State of Iowa Representative for the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) since 2006. He organizes the IMT Des Moines Marathon Run Club and is an RRCA certified race director and running coach.