Race Preview: 2021 Oregon Brewery (Winery?) Running Series 5k at Abbey Road Farm in Carlton

Earlier the Spring, my family and I stumbled upon Abbey Road Farm due to a random IG post. While it looked great on the social media channel, we were blown away once we arrived. Thanks to the large artificial grass area (perfect for kids), spacious property, live animals, AND solid wines (from 5 small winemakers), we have found this winery one of our faves – even with the 50 minute drive. And, if we didn’t have plans in late August, we would absolutely be around for late Summer’s 5k with Oregon Brewery Running Series. It is going to be even more special due to the fact that the farm is celebrating their day-long Silobration NW festival which will have live music, food trucks, wine tasting, artists, and more! And your entry to the 5k also includes entry into this epic event that runs from 11-5!

Here’s some more basic info about OBRS, if you are unaware.

All participants will receive a free craft brew after they finish their race, as well as their choice between a collector’s pint glass or some other form of seasonal swag. There are always raffles too, and the names are drawn every hour on the hour so you’ve got a good chance of earning some Brewery Series Mech or a growler to bring home. Winners will be notified via email if they have won anything. All this for $30 is not a bad deal at all. Also, 10% of all the proceeds will support nonprofit partners the Oregon Brewshed Alliance, Dollar For Portland, and Oregon Food Bank.

So, in case you didn’t know, we are in the midst of a pandemic. The Oregon Brewery Series has done a great job of keeping their events safe. Participants will take off in waves starting at 10:00AM and race organizers have asked that you not show up more than 15 minutes before your designated start window. Masks are required at the taproom at all times, and all participants must respect the social distancing rules in place. There will NOT be a communal water station set up, so you might want to bring your own hydration. As with any brewery running series event, the course is not closed, so you are required to obey all traffic laws and regulations. There will be arrows out there to direct you. There is no bag check available, you should bring your ID for the beer, and this is a RAIN or SHINE event!!

OBRS events are ramping up, so make sure you secure your spot for a great beer and time!

When: Saturday, August 29, starting at 10:00am – 12:45pm

Cost/Register: $30 per person. Register online at Eventbrite


About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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