PORTLAND (August 1, 2016) – The Oregon Brewery Running Series is excited to announce their inaugural season! Combining the trends of local brewing and “fun runs,” the series is designed to showcase the many local breweries and neighborhoods throughout Oregon, first focusing on Portland. The variety of casual 5K walk/jog/run courses start and end at local breweries where participants enjoy great beer and leave with fun merchandise to commemorate their finish-line victory. Each event offers different perks including health tips, product demos, food trucks, live music and more.
Contributing to this current craft culture, the series focuses on creating community. With smaller crowds of 75 – 300 people, these aren’t your typical 5k races that shut down major thoroughfares and speedy racers blast to the finish line. Rather, the OR Brewery Running Series team members and brewery staff come together to create a casual, comfortable environment for runners and beer drinkers alike, celebrating healthy lifestyles.
The series begins with a party on August 20, 7-9 p.m. at Portland Running Company, 800 SE Grand Ave in Portland. The event is free to the public (registration required) and will include product demos, giveaways, beer from participating breweries, special registration deals and more. We will also be announcing a few community partners at the kickoff.
We are proud to announce the following breweries as part of the first season:
- Base Camp Brewing – October 8
- Migration Brewing – October 15
- Upright Brewing – October 22
- Baerlic Brewing – October 29
- Laurelwood Brewing – November 5
- Ecliptic Brewing – November 12
The 2016 calendar, detailed information and links to register are available at http://www.breweryrunningseries.com/or. Registration is $30 per event; all participants receive 1 local beer and seasonal merchandise / 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 trucks, yard games, etc.
It’s all about partnership
In addition to supporting local breweries, the Oregon Brewery Running Series is committed to supporting the community through local nonprofits.
“Our events are designed to help grow the sport by reaching new audiences and are inspired by our philanthropic, fun and creative local supporters,” said Nate Herrington, co-founder of the Brewery Running Series.
Proceeds from all OR Brewery Running Series events benefit the Portland Parks Foundation and Oregon Brewshed Alliance. Participants can also register as a “GOLD Participant” – their $100 registration fee gets donated directly to the participating nonprofit of their choice.
Be Active. Have Fun. Give Back!