I don’t know about you, but running season is off to a rough start for me. I’m feeling sluggish and unmotivated, despite the fact that I have a marathon to train for. However, race season is right around the next corner, and I need something to help hold me accountable, and The Oregon Brewery Running Series is always the perfect way to get out the door and just have fun.
After the recent Brewery Series kickoff event in February at the Run Pub, the next run on the Oregon Brewery Series calendar is at Von Ebert Brewing on March 5th. Von Ebert is an awesome brewery with two locations in the Portland area. One is in the Pearl District off NW 13th Avenue, and the other is in Gendoveer on NE Glisan – with the event occurring at the former.
Check out our review from our last try at this location.
If you aren’t familiar with the Oregon Brewery Running Series, let me give you a few details here. This series takes runners all over Oregon to run 5k-ish routes while also visiting breweries. Many of us like to combine the cultures of running and beer drinking, and others just love the community and low-key enjoyment of these events. Each run on the Brewery Series calendar throughout the year starts and ends at a different brewery. You are advised to arrive right before your race, do your “fun run” (meaning these are untimed and totally casual,) grab a beer and some cool swag, and go about your day.
My husband is not a runner typically, but he thoroughly enjoys the Oregon Brewery Series runs. He can walk the whole thing if he wants to, or he can jog slowly or crawl or do whatever gets him to the finish. There is always awesome swag included in the price, whether it’s a pint glass, a face mask, a coaster, a pair of sunglasses, or whatever else might be on hand. There’s always a free beer at the end, and maybe some happy hour prices or something, and it’s really a great day date for the both of us. The events start after 10:00AM which is great because no one has to get up too early on a weekend.
Please make note of the fact that traffic is NOT stopped for these events and all traffic laws apply while you’re out on your trek through the city streets. Please be aware of where you are and what traffic is doing around you.
Single events are $30 and there are also Season Passes available for $299 and that covers every Non-Brewery event in 2022. There are also multi-event passes to bundle and save. 2 events cost $54, 4 entries are $102, 6 entries are $144, and 12 entries will cost $270. This covers the 5k run, one beer, a collector’s pint glass or seasonal swag item and live music, food, sponsor goodies, giveaways and more! 10% of your entry fee will also contribute to local nonprofits, the Oregon Brewshed Alliance, Dollar For Portland, and Oregon Food Bank.
Please also remember that due to COVID-19, everyone is trying to keep things safe. There will be a group start at 10:15AM and individual self-starts from 10:15 to 11:00AM. Masks will be required whenever you are indoors unless otherwise noted and social distancing should be respected. No water stations will be set up along the route, so bring your own if you feel you’ll require provisions.
Don’t forget your driver’s license or ID! You don’t need to be 21 to run, but you will need to be if you want a beer afterwards. Underage participants will get a token for a free non-alcoholic beverage as well.
These events happen rain or shine, so dress appropriately and above all else, have FUN!!
When: Saturday, March 5th, 2022, Group Start at 10:15AM or Self Start from 10:15 to 11:00AM
Where: Von Ebert Brewing (131 Northwest 13th Avenue, Portland OR 97209)
Cost: $30 for single event, additional option for bundling!!