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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

The Run to Exile is June 17 at 9AM. The start and finish is at Exile Brewing Co.  

Your registration gives you a tshirt, Exile Brewing Co pint glass, your first beer, with a party and more beer after you finish, plus schwag from other sponsors!

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As important as our great participants, we won't have a race without AWESOME VOLUNTEERS! We'll need all the help we can get to help with set up/ tear down, packet pickup, directing runners, manning shuttles, handing out water at aid stations, and various other simple, but necessary tasks. As a volunteer, you get all the same schwag as runners and you won't be as tired afterwards! Sign up HERE to volunteer!!!


Stein Holding Contest

Are you signed up to race? Then you're signed up to participate, if you're tough enough, in the Run to Exile Stein Holding Contest! Hold a 1 liter stein full of beer perpendicular to your shoulder, for AS LONG AS YOU CAN! We'll be giving away an entire PALLET OF BEER!


We will run the contest with as many heats as necessary to determine the winners! Start working those shoulders! It'll be a test of strength, endurance, and of course, figuring out who you'll share your beer with!




Registration is done through a simple form and good until we reach capacity. Enter all of your info. If you don't, the form will get angry and turn red.

To pay, simply enter your credit card information at the bottom of the form.

You'll get a confirmation email so you can make sure your biography is accurate, and hey, why not share it with your friends on the Twitters or the Facebooks?!

You'll also have the option to add a DSM Beer Mile Registration when you sign up! The Beer Mile is on June 16 at el Bait Shop, the day before Run to Exile. Signing up for both events at the same time saves you $10!


  • Early bird registration 2/15/2017-2/21/2017 - $25
  • 2/22/2017-3/5/2017 - $30
  • 3/6/2017-4/18/2017 - $40
  • 4/19/2017-5/15/2017 - $45
  • 5/16/2017-6/14/2017 - $50
  • 6/15/2017-6/16/2017 - $55 (no race day registration)



Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup Times and Locations:

6/15/17 - 4-7:00pm - Exile Brewing Co1514 Walnut St, Des Moines

6/16/17 - 4-7:00pm - El Bait Shop200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines

6/17/17 - 7-8:30am - Exile Brewing Co: 1514 Walnut St, Des Moines


You will receive your race bag, which is the ONLY BAG that can be used at the bag drop, T-shirt, and bib number, and timing chip along with your Exile beer glass. Once we give you the glass, it’s all yours. This means no butter finger insurance! We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet on Thursday or Friday!

A waiver must be signed before you get your race packet. If you have a conflict, you can have a friend or family member pick up your packet for you. To do so, please forward your confirmation email to your designated friend or family member. In the text of your forwarded email be sure to state that you are providing your authorization for this person to pick-up your packet. Your designated person will need to print out the forwarded e-mail to present at packet pick-up to obtain your race materials.

Meet the Girls


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

The Ruthie 10KM course. Deceptively quick. She might even tell you it's "only a 10k." How hard could it be? Start along with the Beatnik runners, then split at Principal Park and continue on your loop back to Exile. Don't worry, there's beer at the end!

Beatnik Logo

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

Race Map

These are the Beatniks. They normally hang out in Haight-Ashbury, but on June 17, they're going to take you on a quick 5KM loop. You'll get back to Exile, just with a bit more lactic acid than before you left.

After the Run, It's the After Party

Each runner will get a commemorative beer glass from Exile Brewing Co, and a beer to fill it. If you're a runner who's not of age or don't care for a beer, no worries, we'll have options for you!

We'll hang out post-race, listen to music, play some games, eat great food, and have a great time! Don't forget about the STEIN HOLDING CONTEST!

Tell friends and family who aren't running to come and join us for mega fun times! Festivites, food, and beer - it's a can't miss!