The AmericInn in Waconia, MN will host the Friday pre-race dinner starting at 6:30 pm. The Friday Packet Pickup will be the hotel 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Dinner cost is $15 and can be ordered during registration at UltraSignup site. You can also add dinner tickets using the ‘Store’ menu option at UltraSignUp.com
A group block of rooms is available at the hotel. Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at  442.8787 or on-line at americinn.com. Please mention the group block ‘We Walk Marathon’; or on-line use the rate code of WEWALKMA.
Room rates are $112.25 King or $117.55 for 2 Queens. Taxes are additional. Reservations at the group rate must be made before 8/21/18. Check in time is 3 pm.
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul have numerous hotels in all price ranges. Hotels in the south western suburbs such as Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, or Bloomington are closer to the event location. Downtown hotels will be another half hour driving time.