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The Run to Exile is a one-of-a-kind excuse to drink delicious craft beer cunningly disguised as a road race

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We've made it to 2022, we're celebrating an entire DECADE of Exile, running, steins, and summer kick-offs. The Run to Exile has been there for every Exile birthday, but 2022 will be the final race! We can't wait to celebrate with everyone one last time. Ten Years. Ten Beers. Ten Runs. Let's party on September 24, 2022 for one last, massive time!

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Race Distances: 5K and 10K

Stein Holding Contest: Approx 10:30 AM

We hope this will be our biggest and best event of the past ten years and if you've missed the last few runs, we hope you can join us to close out this awesome tradition at the decade mark!

Registration Gives You!

  • Custom Tech Shirt
  • Custom Bib with Chip Timing
  • Custom Exile Brewing Pint Glass
  • Your First Beer

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After the Run, It's the After Party AGAIN!


Once you cross the finish line, we've got your first beer covered! Settle in for what we promise will be the biggest and most ridiculous stein holding contest that we will host! 


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Registration takes less than 5 minutes! And the earlier you register the more money you save. Sign up and invite a friend or five! 



   Start Date       End Date     Price 
3/23/22 3/30/22 $30
3/31/22 4/13/22 $35
4/14/22 5/18/22 $40
5/19/22 9/7/22 $45
9/8/22 9/24/22 $50

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup Times and Locations:

9/23/22 - 3-7:00pm - Exile Brewing Co1514 Walnut St, Des Moines

9/24/22 - 7:30-8:45am - Exile Brewing Co1514 Walnut St, Des Moines (Race Day packet pickup will be busy, so if you can make it on Friday, it will make your life much easier!)

You will receive your T-shirt, bib number with a timing chip along with your Exile beer glass. Once we give you the glass, it’s all yours. This means no butter finger insurance! Yes, you can have someone pick up your packet for you. Please ask them to bring this FORM

Meet Your Alien Overlord and Legendary Bartender


Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
Start: Exile Brewing Co

We are back on our original 5K course with a new interstellar patron saint for the Zoltan 5K! Weave through Western Gateway neighborhood and have clear view the DSM skyline while you watch for mysterious luaus in clouds and a potential UFO sighting!


Distance: 10K (6.2 miles)
Start: Exile Brewing Co

The greatest 10K in Des Moines, named after our greatest ever bartender, commemorated by the best brewery in town! Join Ruthie for a 10K through the streets of Des Moines, along the shores of Gray's Lake, and delicious finish at Exile!