Race Preview: 2016 Base Camp Brewing Company Run (Portland)

Oregon Brewery Running Series

Oregon Brewery Running Series

Many runners, especially in the Portland area, look forward to enjoying a craft beer after their races. The Brewery Run Series takes this idea and literally runs with it, by choosing breweries and pubs as their start/finish for untimed, fun 5k races throughout the city. The Base Camp Brewing Company 5k run on October 8th is the first installment of the Brewery Run Series in Oregon, and as of now there is a run scheduled every week through November. 

Base Camp Brewing

Base Camp Brewing

The run/walk starts at Base Camp Brewing promptly at 11am, so plan to be there at least 30 minutes prior to check in. The event happens in any weather, and there is no gear check, so plan accordingly. The course takes runners east on Ankeny to Laurelhurst Park, loops through the park and heads west on Pine St back to the start. The course will not be closed to traffic, but race organizers are promising a safe and fun experience. After the run, participants can choose a pint of Base Camp’s craft beer (if of legal drinking age) or a non-alcoholic drink. There will be pint glasses and other swag as giveaways, as well as merchandise for sale. Registration is limited to 250 people, so get yourself signed up before all spots are taken.

WHAT IS THE BREWERY RUNNING SERIES?/ running. beer. fun.

The Brewery Running Series started in Minneapolis in 2012 by Nate Herrington and Morgan Jappe. They wanted to combine their favorite things – being active, drinking beer, and supporting their community. Turns out, a few thousand other locals share those same interests! A few years and tens of thousands of beers and miles later, they decided to branch out. When two friends, who were connected to the series, relocated within a year of each other to Portland, they all decided to see if the Rose City, a craft beer and running oasis already, would be a good place to reproduce what they experienced in Minneapolis.
Participants walk / jog / run a 5k-ish course then drink beer. It’s that simple! Everyone is invited to enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, food trucks, giveaways and activities with partners and sponsors, and all finishers get a FREE craft brew and collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item. A portion of all proceeds goes to benefit local non-profits. The team is thrilled to partner with several great craft breweries as we launch this in Portland in 2016!

Base Camp Brewing Company 5k details:
When: Saturday, October 8th; 11am
Where: Base Camp Brewing (map)
What: untimed 5k
Registration: online here
Registration cost: $30 without shirt; $40 with shirt
Registration includes: Race entry, pint glass, swag and goodies, post-race drink.

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