The Oregon Brewery Running Series is excited to announce their seventh season of 5K fun running and walking events that start and end at some of Oregon and SW Washington’s best breweries, cideries, and wineries. Fresh off the heels of their sixth season in 2021, they are back for 20+ events in 2022.
Combining the trends of craft beer and “fun runs,” the series is designed to showcase local breweries and neighborhoods throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Participants walk, jog, or run approximately 3.1 miles, then enjoy a celebratory beer, cider, or wine, at the designated location. Everyone is invited to enjoy the day’s entertainment which includes live music, great food, prize giveaways and opportunities to interact with partners and sponsors. Everyone receives 1 complimentary craft beverage and a collector’s pint glass or seasonal swag item and other goodies.
The series also focuses on building community. With smaller crowds of 75 – 175 people, the Oregon Brewery Running Series events aren’t your typical 5k races that shut down major thoroughfares as speedy racers blast to the finish line. Rather, team members and brewery staff come together to create a casual, comfortable environment for runners and beer drinkers alike, celebrating healthy lifestyles and community.
It’s all about partnership
In addition to supporting local breweries, the Oregon Brewery Running Series is committed to helping the community through local nonprofits.
10% of proceeds from all Oregon Brewery Running Series events benefit the Oregon Wild, The Oregon Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters PNW, Dollar For, and other local non-profits that vary per event. In 2021, they raised almost $5,500 for partners, and hope to increase that number in 2022.
The 2022 Kickoff & Schedule
To launch our season, they’re hosting a kickoff event on Saturday, February 5th, at Portland Running Companies, NW location, “Run Pub.” Participants will be treated to beer samples from participating breweries, light snacks, and special discounts on running gear, and other goodies. Attendees may also sign up for series passes at up to 50% off. They’re proud to be partnering with 20 amazing breweries in Oregon and SW Washington to offer unique 5K running events.
They will be at the following locations this winter, spring, summer, and fall:
- 5th – Von Ebert Brewing
- 19th – Oregon City Brewing
- 23rd – Hoppy Earth Day Brewfest (Stickmen Brewing)
- 30th – Little Beast Brewing
- 7th – Xicha Brewing (Salem, OR)
- 28th – Trap Door Brewing (Vancouver, WA)
- 4th – Public Coast Brewing (Cannon Beach, OR)
- 18th – TBD
- 25th – Crux Fermentation Project (Bend, OR)
- 2nd – Migration Brewing (NE PDX)
- 9th – Fort Georgy Brewery (Astoria, OR)
- 23rd – TBD
- 6th – Loowit Brewing (Vancouver, WA)
- 28th – Abbey Road Farms Wine Run (Carlton, OR)
- 10th – Breakside Brewing (NW Portland)
- 17th – Ferment Brewing (Hood River, OR)
- 2nd – Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene, OR)
- 9th – 54°40′ Brewing (Washougal, WA)
- 29th – LEVEL Brewing (NE Portland)
- 12th – Grains of Wrath (Camas, WA)
Registration is $30 per event; all participants receive 1 local beer, seasonal merchandise or collector’s glassware as well as the opportunity to partake in brewery tours, product demos, special giveaways, and a special invitation to enjoy the days’ scheduled festivities: live music, food, yard games, etc.
Be Active. Have Fun. Give Back!