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Run for Beer series expands

Event founded in Minnesota races to West Coast breweries.
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Photo via facebook.com/cobreweryrunningseries

Photo via facebook.com/cobreweryrunningseries

The website of the Run for Beer brewery running series says that, so far, the runners have accumulated more than 40,000 miles and consumed 16,000 beers.

Both of those numbers are about to go up dramatically.

Founded in Minnesota in 2012, the race series has expanded to Illinois and Colorado and now to Oregon and Washington.

The series started with casual 5Ks at local Minnesota breweries that ended in festivals of craft beer and live music, with the added benefit of raising money for charitable causes. The social media handles linked from their homepage still bears “MN” as a testament to its Minnesota origins. But as beer and running events have taken off in the last five years, it makes sense for the Run for Beer series to continue expanding, and the West Coast is a logical next step.

“The culture of craft beer in Oregon⏤it seems like everyone is so willing to work together,” say Oregon spin-off co-organizer Nathan Freeburg told PDXMonthly.com.

Six breweries are listed on the Oregon chapter’s website for upcoming runs, and include Base Camp Brewing in October and Ecliptic in November.

Find all the events at breweryrunningseries.com.

 

Author
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] draftmag.com.

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