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Spring 2012 Beer Run preview


Scene from the ODDyssey

Here’s a list of springtime races that include beer, thanks to suggestions on Twitter and DailyMile. If you know of others, please include them in the comments. Good luck and cheers! 

TBT* 3K Beer Dash
Where  Lykes Gaslight Square Park in Tampa, FL
When March 31
Perks All participants in this 3 kilometer or 1.8 mile run will receive a beer mug and Cigar City Brewing beer at the post-race Pro Criterium Watch Party.
Register here 

Run for the River 8K
Where Kinston, NC
When March 31
Perks Post race party and beer from Mother Earth Brewing
Register here 

Palace Saloon 5k
Where Tallahassee, FL
When April 14
Perks Tallahasee’s oldest 5K (37 years running) hosts its post-race party at The Palace Saloon, located near Florida State University’s campus, with free beer at the finish.
Register here

Bridge to Brews 8K & 10K
Where Widmer Brothers Brewery, 929 N. Russell St., Portland, OR
When April 15
Perks The race starts and finishes at one of Portland’s Widmer Brothers Brewing Company and crosses the  picturesque Fremont Bridge. Post-race party includes music, food and beer.
Register here 

1st Thursday Adventure Run
Where Road Runner Sports Seattle, 7020 Woodlawn Ave. NE, Seattle, WA
When The first Thursday of the month (as the name suggestions) from March to November.
Perks Run to check-points to accumulate as many raffle tickets as possible in 60 minutes, then use them to win prizes at the post-race party. Pre-register by 3pm on day of event for free Deschutes Brewery beer.
Register here

Lucky Bucket Trail Run 7K
Where Mahoney State Park, Ashland, NE
When May 12
Perks The Lucky Bucket Brewing Company’s run through Mahoney State Park includes admission to The Lucky Bucket After Party, two drink tickets and a free brewery tour and tasting valid between June 1 – December 29th, 2012.
Register here

Bay to Breakers 12K
Where San Francisco, CA
When May 20
Perks Boatloads of beer, nudity.
Register here

The ODDyssey
Where Philadelphia, PA
When May 26
Perks Sly Fox Brewing Company is hosting a free post-race beer garden where all runners over the age of 21 will receive a free pint of beer.
Register here

Hoods in the Woods 5k Trail Run
Where Paradise Farm in Downingtown, PA
When June 10
Perks Post-race party with Victory Brewing Company’s Brewpub on Wheels, BBQ and DJ K-Bomb.
Register here 

31st Annual April Fool’s 4 Mile Road Race
Where Winner’s Circle in Salisbury, MA.
When March 31
Perks Smuttynose Brewery sponsors the post-race party of this race, which is officially part of the Will Run for Beer Series of races. See more of them here.
Register here


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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