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

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 won’t leave disappointed. Click on the Add-On Events & Accessories event category toward the bottom of the race registration page. Register now!

Also attending the VIP Pasta Dinner will be special guest speakers, pro & elite athletes, and the Marathon Maniacs & Half Fanatics Pace Team.

Sunday, October 17

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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