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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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**We are back to 5K and 10K distances for the 2021 Run to Exile!**

**We will have staggered starts (as opposed to a mass start as in previous years) to accommodate for increased spacing at the start.**

10K runners will start at 8:45am, in a time-trial fashion

5K runners will start at 8:56am in a time-trial fasion

There will be plenty of space to gather before and after the race and we appreciate all participants respecting social distancing concerns!

You will have the option to enjoy your post-race beer at Exile, or take it home to enjoy on your time! We will also bring back the stein holding contest for our post-race festivities. 

Registration Gives You!

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

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Our event will proceed with the following precautions to allow for plenty of space for everyone participating to enjoy the course and post-race party!

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


Once you cross the finish line, we've got your first beer covered! We will bring back the stein holding contest for 2021! You also have the option to take your beer home, if you prefer to enjoy on your own time!


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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:

6/10/21 - 3:00pm-6:00pm - Heartland Soles5525 Merle Hay Rd #130, Johnston

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

6/12/21 - 7:30-8:45am - Exile Brewing Co1514 Walnut St, Des Moines (Race Day packet pickup will be busy, so if you can make it to one of the other days, 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

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