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Race Preview: 2020 Oregon Brewery Running Series – Hoppy Earth Day Brewfest (McMinnville)

**GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY OF THINGS DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE PREVIEWING THIS RACE AS IF IT IS STILL OCCURRING . WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO FOLLOW THESE RACES ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR THEIR WEBSITES TO DETERMINE IF CHANGES ARE BEING MADE**

On April 18th, which is the weekend before Earth Day, Oregon Brewery Running Series is partnering with McMenamin’s Hotel Oregon for the Hoppy Earth Day Brewfest and 5k Run. Hotel Oregon is located in the heart of McMinnville in Oregon Wine Country, and celebrating breweries seems like the right thing to do. The brewfest will open to the non-running public at 12:30pm, but OBRS participants who also purchase brewfest admission will be able to enter starting at noon. There will be 20 beers and 4 ciders by various breweries, both McMenamin’s and guest brews. You can purchase tickets online; the 5k run costs its usual $30, run and event shirt is $40. The brewfest admission including tasting glass with 10 tasting token is available for $25, with 20 tasting tokens it’s $32. The brewfest is open until 8pm.

As with all OBRS events, you’ll want to arrive about 30-45 minutes before the race starts at 11, so you have time to pick up and customize your race bib. You’ll also want to leave any extra clothing in your car and plan to carry your car keys and other essentials (or leave them with a non-runner), as there is no bag check. The race course is 3.1ish miles long, the course will be open (not closed to cars), and participants will be expected to stay on sidewalks and obey all traffic laws. There is no timing mat or even a clock, so you can choose to keep track of your own time, or not. The first male and first female to cross the finish line will receive a growler filled with the beverage of their choice.

After you cross the finish line, there will be music, snacks, and drinks (one beer for participants age 21 or older). There will be a raffle for items from sponsors as well as OBRS swag. 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 and Dollar For Portland.

Hoppy Earth Day 5k Details:
When: Saturday, April 18; 11am
Where: Hotel Oregon (map)
What: 5k fun run; brewfest
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: 5k run – $30. 5k run with shirt – $40. Brewfest admission with 10 tasters – $25; Brewfest with 20 tasters – $32. 
Registration includes
: Race entry, one swag item, one free beer, post race snacks

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