If you are a regular reader of RunOregon, you may have picked up how excited we are about the Oregon Brewery Running Series. A big part of our motivation stems from the venues: local breweries offering up the creations of some of Oregon’s finest brewmasters. The first run in the OBS is from Base Camp Brewing on October 8th, and organizers have written up some info on the place you might like to check out before then. (Click here to read the full post on their site, an excerpt is below … )
“Brewing since 2012, Base Camp is located at 930 SE Oak St, on Portland’s inner eastside. Walking into the brewery feels like what you might expect at an actual base camp. A large outdoor “patio” greets you with gravel underfoot, fire pits, and rustic handmade benches, perfect for large groups. This is exactly the kind of environment to hang out after a long day or a long run.
“Walking up a flight of stairs into the taproom, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a cabin, with open rafters, log tables, and chairs made from nylon webbing. Nearly everything in the tap room was handmade by Base Camp staff. Even the canoe hanging from the rafters is a result of a disastrous trip down the MacKenzie River, when the co-founders got stuck in a log jam and had to come back for it later.
Base Camp has “a lot of runners on staff” says Amanda Sparks, Events Coordinator at Base Camp. “The crew has participated in Hood to Coast and we’ve also participated in several half and full marathons.”
Here are the vitals on the October 8th Base Camp Brewing Company 5k:
When: Saturday, October 8th; 11am
Where: Base Camp Brewing (map)
What: untimed 5k
Registration: online here for $30 without shirt; $40 with shirt
Registration includes: Race entry, pint glass, swag and goodies, post-race drink