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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 5K and 10K race through downtown Des Moines on September 19, 2020 at 9AM!

Registration Gives You!

  • Asics Tech Shirt
  • Custom Bib with Chip Timing
  • Custom Exile Brewing Pint Glass
  • Your First Beer
  • Stein Holding Contest
  • Post-Race Party! 

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After the Run, It's the After Party


Once you cross the finish line, we've got your first beer covered! If you're not a beer drinker or under age, we'll have options for you too!

Be sure to stick around for post race awards, food, games, music and the famous STEIN HOLDING CONTEST! 

Stein Holding Contest

First Run Then Stein Hold!

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! The top male and female stein holders win a gift package AND their weight in beer from Exile Brewing Co!


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!


Click Here to Register!


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 
4/8/20 9/13/20 $45
9/14/20 9/19/20 $50


Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup Times and Locations (Subject to Change to Gathering and Social Distancing Guidelines):

9/17/20 - 4-7:00pm - Exile Brewing Co1514 Walnut St, Des Moines

9/18/20 - 4-7:00pm - Exile Brewing Co1514 Walnut St, Des Moines

9/19/20 - 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!

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 16, 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.