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A decade of the Dogfish Dash

Dogfish Brewery gets off-centered for the 10th anniversary of its race.


So many milestones in just one race.

This week, registration opens up for the 10th anniversary running of Dogfish Head’s Dogfish Dash.

Not only does it mark a decade for the race, but this year is also the 20th anniversary for the brewery and 25th anniversary for the Delaware chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Over the years, the popular race has sold out in minutes and brought in more than $200,000 to support natural habitats and trails near the brewery.

Registration goes live on April 1st for the race, which takes place on Sunday, Sept. 27th.

This year, organizers are mixing it up (and going more off-centered) with a single 8K race instead of the normal 5K and 10K. I normally run an 8K each year for the local Milwaukee Al’s Run, and I find it an underrated and enjoyable distance.

Here are a few of my memories from my own experience with the Dogfish 5K two years ago:

The road race course was scenic and mostly flat with some deceptively tough hills thrown in. I kept a pretty steady pace and finished with just enough of a kick to finish 1st in my age group. My goal was to run in the mid-18s, and my official time was 18:32. I scored a bottle opener for a medal, which is perfect for the Burton Baton and 60 Minute IPA I brought home. tweet

You can read my full race report here.

Learn more about the race and don’t delay when sign-up opens at


Tim Cigelske is DRAFT's Beer Runner. (Beer Run•ner [noun]: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ex. "John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He's a total beer runner.”) Follow Tim on Twitter @TheBeerRunner, and email him at beerrunner [at]

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