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Beer run round-up


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I don’t necessarily want summer to end, but I’m already looking forward to the late-summer and fall races that prominently feature beer. Here are a few you can start entering now.

City of Lakes Trail Loppet  
What Each finisher of this half marathon, 13.1K and 5K receives a free Surly beer (with  more available for purchase), and door prize tickets will be awarded to SurlyFest, which is happening the same day. Along with that, the “Surlyest Runner” —  the person the crowd determines is the most “messed up” at the finish — will also win a set of SurlyFest tickets.
When Saturday, Sept. 22
Where Minneapolis, MN
More info here

Beer Run 5K
What An inaugural beer run 5K will be held as part of the 1st Annual Anaheim OC Fest of Ales, featuring a flat, fast course through Anaheim’s beer history and on-course challenges.
When Saturday, Sept. 22
Where  Downtown Anaheim on Center St Promenade, Anaheim, CA
More info here

Tyranena Beer Run
What Each participant in this half marathon run or 4.37 miel run/walk will receive a commemorative Tyranena Beer Run t-shirt, two Tyranena craft beers and a ticket for a complete dinner after the race. Free brewery tours will also be offered in the afternoon. This race usually sells out quickly.
When Saturday, Nov. 3rd
Where Lake Mills, WI
More info here

Tap ‘N Run 
What Four beer chug locations are strategically placed on the 4K (2.5 mile) race route where participants drink 4-ounces of beer — before more beer at the finish. Every runner received a finisher’s medal that doubles as a bottle opener.
When Ongoing
Where Upcoming races in Louisville, Milwaukee and Nashville
More info here

Shiner Beer Run
What This half marathon and 5K begins and ends at the historic Spoetzl Brewery and features live music and brewery tours. Benefits the Boot Campaign, a non-profit organization raising funds for military veterans.
When Sunday, Dec. 16
Where Shiner, Texas
More info here

Octoberfest Beer Run 5K
What Drink a pint. Run 5k. Drink a pint. Finish. Now that’s how you do a beer run. Finishers in this fundraiser for the MidMichigan Multisport Racing Club get two pints of beer from the Midland Brewing Company, race t-shirt, and custom beer stein. Costumes are “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” (caps theirs) and awards given for best in show.
When Saturday, Oct. 13
Where Midland Brewing Company in Midland, Michigan
More info here

UPDATE: Jon has a comprehensive list of North Carolina on his blog here.

What else would you add to this list? 


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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