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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

General Info


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The Run to Exile brings you both a socially distanced 4 Mile race starting & finishing at Exile Brewing Co on June 12, 2021!

Registration Gives You!

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

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Covid-19 Precautions

We're still going to run a socially distanced event. If things change by the beginning of next summer where we can go back to our standard event, we'll call the audible if it's appropriate!
  • We will have packet pickup for multiple days before race day, but no race day packet pickup or registration
  • Face coverings are required inside the "Run to Exile Bubble," from the time you enter, until you exit. You do not need to run with a face covering.
  • We will have separate start and finish lines, with starts happening in waves, every 30 minutes
  • Only 10 people will be allowed into the start chute at one time, each person starting 10 seconds apart
  • We will only have a single loop 4-mile distance to minimize bunching and passing on the course
  • We will not have a water station on the course
  • We will not host a post-race party, instead asking runners to share their home celebrations with a take-home beer


After the Run, It's the After Party...AT HOME!


Once you cross the finish line, we've got your first beer covered! However, unlike previous years, you will be asked to exit the finish area and celebrate at home, as there is limited space in and around Exile. 



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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 
11/17/20 11/30/20 $25
12/1/20 12/31/20 $30
1/1/21 1/28/21 $35
1/29/21 2/28/21 $40
3/1/21 5/27/21 $45
5/28/21 6/11/21 $50

Registraton Insurance

Through February, when you register, you'll have the option to purchase "registration insurance" that will cover all of us in the event that we can't host a live race. (note: cancellation due to weather is not covered) It is not required, but it's provided to create some peace of mind. It helps us partially cover our expenses if we need to give you a refund because we are not running in person. If you purchase this insurance, you'll be refunded your entire registration fee if we do not have a live event, not including the $10 insurance charge.

This does not nullify our existing "no refund" policy. If you can't participate in the event for personal reasons, the registration insurance WILL NOT apply.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup Times and Locations (Note, there is no packet pickup on race day to avoid extra gatherings):

6/10/21 - 4-7:00pm - Heartland Soles5525 Merle Hay Rd #130, Johnston

6/11/21 - 4-7:00pm - Exile Brewing Co1514 Walnut St, Des Moines

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! Please make plans to pick up your packet during one of these times as there is no packet pickup on race day. Yes, you can have someone pick up your packet for you. Please ask them to bring this FORM

Meet Your Alien Overlord


Distance: 4 Mile
Start: Exile Brewing Co

The once-in-a-every few lightyears Zoltan 4 Mile course starting and ending at Exile Brewing Co! It's the luau of running, said nobody ever! A loop around Gray's Lake and you're back for a beer to take home and enjoy your finish!