Preview: OR Brewery Series 5k – Base Camp Brewing on May 20

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Do you ever just want to go for a run with friends and then grab a beer? Take a break from the stress of racing on May 20th at the Base Camp Brewing edition of the 2017 Oregon Brewery Series. The run/walk starts at 11a; try to arrive by 10:30a, and of course bring your ID and some warm clothes to change into afterwards.

I have run this route with the OBS and found the team at Base Camp to be friendly and an honest love of both running and beer. They have a new beer on tap that I’m dying to try: Four Petal is a spring brew and once it’s gone, it’s gone! Check out their current draft list here to find out what’s on tap.

The run starts from Base Camp Brewing’s easy-to-find home off SE Sandy and SE Oak in Portland. From there, you’ll head up to SE Ankeny, run to Laurelhurst Park, and then come back a few streets to the south with just a couple of turns. OBS staffs a volunteer at each turn to keep runners and walkers on course. Side note: volunteers are each thanked with a beer after their “shift,” so if you’re not busy that morning, please volunteer!

After your workout, enjoy your beer and listen to some music with friends new and old. The OBS team has a knack for making everyone feel welcome, and the raffle is usually pretty entertaining; you could walk away with some sweet gear! There will be food for sale as well so you can make an afternoon out of it. If you choose to drink, please plan ahead and have a safe, sober ride home. (Rideshares are great for this one as parking can be a little … piece of work in this neighborhood.)

The OBS raises funds for the Oregon Brewshed Alliance and The Portland Parks Foundation.

Get signed up online here for $30, minus the 20% discount you’ll get when you use the code runOR20.

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