Connect With Us on Social Media

The RRCA is the oldest and largest organization in the US dedicated to distance running.

Join RRCA Today

With over 2,400 member clubs and events representing over 250,000 running club members, why run with anyone else? Join the RRCA today!

Donate to the RRCA

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your financial contribution supports our programs. Give today!

Sign Up For Email Updates

Keep Pace with the RRCA. Sign up now for monthly email updates about the RRCA. Don’t worry we will not sell or give away your email address.

Convention Central and Hotel Details

Des Moines is an Outstanding Runner Friendly Community and the downtown area is highly walkable.  We’ve highlighted key Convention locations including our recommended hotels, opening reception, and Saturday AM group run breakfast locations.  Click on the image to see a larger map of Downtown Des Moines to see how close the Convention is to the Iowa State House and Gray’s Lake Park.


700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

The Host Hotel is SOLD-OUT.  Experience the bold transformation of this downtown Des Moines hotel, boasting renovations consisting of meeting space, restaurants and guest rooms. Highlighted by the newly-completed M.I. Greatroom, this fully modernized hotel features three unique ‘zones’ designed to offer guests distinct areas to arrive, conduct business and mingle with friends. Ideally located in the heart of the business district in Des Moines.  Contact Central Reservations at 800-228-9290 to inquire about availability for Saturday-Sunday.  Free shuttle runs to and from the airport.

Hotel Overflow Options

HAMPTON INN and SUITES DOWNTOWN DES MOINES ($149) Overlooking the Des Moines River, modern amenities include a microwave and a refrigerator. Hot breakfast. Indoor swimming pool. Fitness center. 120 SW Water Street. 515.244.1650 Free shuttle runs to and from the airport.

RESIDENCE INN DES MOINES DOWNTOWN ($149) Located 8 blocks from the Marriott Downtown. Spacious studios with a living area and a fully equipped kitchen. Hot breakfast. Happy Hour. Indoor pool and fitness center. On-site parking garage. 160 Vine Street, Des Moines. 515.288.4500.

EMBASSY SUITES DES MOINES ($164) Located just 7 blocks from the Marriott Downtown. 101 East Locust Street. 515.244.1700.  Book a room at this hotel. Free shuttle runs to and from the airport.

RENAISSANCE SAVERY HOTEL ($139) - SOLD-OUT - Located just 3 blocks from the Marriott Downtown. Host hotel of the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Free airport shuttle service. 410 Locust Street.  Free shuttle runs to and from the airport.

HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN MERCY CAMPUS ($125) Located just 6 blocks north from the Marriott Downtown. This recently updated hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle & Convention service and free parking. Directly off of I-235, making it especially convenient for Convention attendees driving to Des Moines. 1050 6th Street. 800.465.4329 or 515.283.0151.
Book online (Group Code: RRA) Free shuttle runs to and from the airport.

Official RRCA Sponsors

  • All Sponsors