Please tell me you’ve tried out the Oregon Brewery Running Series. These 5k (or 5k-ish) races, all held at some of greatest breweries that Oregon and Vancouver have to offer, are super fun, low key, and worth the price of admission by a long shot. Coming up on February 22nd is the series return to Hopworks Urban Brewery in Vancouver. This super cool spot is the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest and the beer and atmosphere are stellar.
If you aren’t a fan of traditional races, no worries. This series is all about fun, as the events are not timed and the distances are not exact. You can run it fast or walk it slow, but no matter your speed, there’s a free beer and some swag waiting at the finish line. Check out the course here if you want to know what you’re in for.
A few reminders for newbies or those who just need reminding: 1.) Get there early (30 minutes is suggested) so you have lots of time to get parked and checked in. There’s lots of parking, but you will always be encouraged to carpool to make room for as many as possible. 2.) Bring your ID if you want to drink any adult beverages. However, 3.) There will be no bag drop area, so keep this in mind and plan accordingly. And lastly 4.) Please stay safe, as the roads will NOT be closed to traffic. Volunteers will be out there to help lead the way, but please remain aware of your surroundings.
After the race, stick around for the live music, your free beverage, and the giveaways. There are always awesome things being raffled off, and you could find yourself getting free races in the future. You’ll also get a piece of seasonal swag or a collectors pint glass just for participating. The cost is only $30 for the run, or $40 if you want to purchase a tee-shirt, and 10% of all the proceeds will support the series nonprofit partners, the Oregon Brewshed Alliance, Dollar For Portland, and Life Vest Inside.
These runs occur rain or shine, so sign up now while there are still spots available and find some friends to get out there and run with you!! Cheers to Winter Beers!
When: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at 11:00AM
Where: Hopworks Urban Brewery (17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683)
Cost: $30 without shirt, $40 with shirt