VIP Experience

It’s important to reward yourself when you complete a task or objective, or in this event, a life-changing experience… you’ve earned it.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Pasta Dinner

Join your fellow running enthusiasts for a specially prepared dinner featuring carbo-loading fare, and hear stories of inspiration from the race director.

Saturday, October 16
6 pm
Renaissance Savery Hotel, 400 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

The Renaissance Savery executive chef has crafted a made from scratch meal featuring Iowa products. This is not your ordinary ‘all-you-can-eat’ spaghetti dinner… however, you can eat as much as you like. Served in the Savery main banquet room, it’s a great chance to eat good food with good friends while making some new ones before heading off to rest for the big race.

You deserve to be treated like a VIP. Click on the Add-On Events & Accessories event category toward the bottom of the race registration page. Register now!

Special guest speakers, pro & elite athletes, and the Marathon Maniacs & Half Fanatics Pace Team members will be amongst our guests.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

VIP Experience

Join your fellow running enthusiasts for a specially prepared grab ‘n go breakfast with a private location to leave your gear while you run.

Sunday, October 17
6:30 am
Hessen Haus. 110 SW 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes and their support crew can purchase a wristband providing VIP access to the Hessen Haus before and during the race. Amenities include grab-and-go items such as bagels & cream cheese, assorted fruit, coffee, and bottled water. Food and drink specials are offered during the race, including a $5 omelet station and full Hessen Haus menu starting at 10 am. All in the midst of a German-style beer hall atmosphere to celebrate race day and your accomplishment.

Regardless of the weather on race day, Hessen Haus provides a perfect location to warm up, store your gear, and have private access to restrooms…without the lines. It’s a great way to reward yourself and your support team for the months of training and dedication.

You deserve to be treated like a VIP. Click on the Add-On Events & Accessories event category toward the bottom of the race registration page. Register now!

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