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2019 Illinois Schedule / save that date.
Click on any event below and you will be redirected to our 3rd party ticket partner Eventbrite for event details and to process registration. All events include 5k-ish fun run, free beer, free swag and more! Additional details may vary by event. Cheers to beers!
WHAT IS THE BREWERY RUNNING SERIES?/ running. beer. fun.
WHO WE ARE: Illinois Brewery Running Series events are 5k-ish, fun-run courses that all start and end at local Illinois breweries, primarily in the Chicago area at this time. We welcome all runners, walkers, joggers, and spectators that are interested in enjoying the great sights/streetscape around Chicagoland and the great craft beer that our breweries have to offer. All of our participants complete a 5k course nearby each brewery. Afterwards, everyone hangs out, drinks beer, and enjoys local live music!
OUR MOTTO: Be active, have fun, give back! In addition to pairing some exercise and good beer, a portion of all proceeds go back to local non-profits!
A BRIEF HISTORY: The Brewery Running Series started in Minneapolis in 2012 by Nate Herrington and Morgan Jappe. They wanted to combine their favorite things – being active, drinking beer, and supporting their community. Turns out, a few thousand other locals share those same interests! A few years and tens of thousands of beers and miles later, they decided to branch out.
The Illinois Brewery Running Series is locally managed & operated by fellow Chicagoan’s with Serena & Rob at the helm of ensuring everyone has a great run/walk, delicious beer, and a fun experience!
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The Team/ the peeps behind the awesome.
GIVE BACK / support the community you love.
We love giving back to our local community and partnering with great organizations. A portion of all proceeds go to benefit these IL non-profits.
Chicago Parks Foundation
Without Chicago’s great parks, where would you run? As the 501c3 charitable partner of the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Parks Foundation is dedicated to supporting and conserving parks in Chicago.
This Chicago based non-profit’s mission is to promote the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging and sustainable youth running programs.