Six favorite beer runs for fall

Fall. It’s my favorite time to race and drink beer — and race to drink beer. Here are six races across the country where you can do just that.

Take the Guinness Challenge

McNellie’s Pub Run
When
Saturday, November 12
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma
Distance 4 miles and 1 mile fun run
Details “A race for runners and beer afficiandos alike.” Do the Guinness Challenge — run 4 miles and drink 3 pints of Guinness. “You leave that run feeling excellent!!” says Jeff Chandler.

Dogfish Dash
When Sunday, Sept 25
Location Milton, DE
Distance 5K & 10K
Details The Dogfish Dash calls itself a “slightly off-centered road race” that starts and finishes at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and benefits the Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The race includes food, Dogfish Head beer — and keg sprints.

Tyranena Beer Run
When Saturday, Nov 5th
Location Lake Mills, Wisconsin
Distance 13.1 mile half barrel route and 4.37 one-sixth barrel route. 
Details This race at the Tyranena Brewery between Milwaukee and Madison is heavy on the post-race party. The beer tent starts serving beverages at 11 am and remains open until 5 – at which point the party moves to the tasting room for live music until 10 until midnight.

Hudepohl 14K Brewery Run
When Saturday, Sept. 17
Location Cincinnati, Ohio 
Distance 7K and 14K 
Details Why the unusual 14K distance? It’s an homage to the classic Hudy 14-K beer, which was relaunched two years ago following the resurrection of the vintage Cincinnati  Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co. The race starts and ends near the brewery. See my blog post about the classic race here.

Zeitgeist Half Marathon
When Saturday, Nov. 5
Location A scenic rural course in Garden City, Idaho
Distance 13.1 miles
Details Expect a post-run party with shepherd’s pie, apple crisps and local Sockeye microbrews.

Mud Dog
When Saturday, Nov. 5
Location Frederick, Maryland
Distance 5K
Details The Mud Dog is an adventure race on a farm that includes climbing walls, cargo nets, mud pits and a corn maze.  Finishing earns you local Flying Dog beer.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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