Oregon brewery running series

5K Fun run events that start and end at Oregon’s Best breweries and Virtual Challenges to help you stay active all year long. BE ACTIVE. HAVE FUN. GIVE BACK. A Portion of proceeds support local nonprofits.

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2022 Event Passes

2022 SEASON PASS – $299


  • Entry to every non-Brewfest event in 2022.
  • 2nd FREE beer at each event.
  • Brew Crew VIP T-shirt.
  • 4 FREE Buddy Passes.
  • Extra VIP perks throughout the season.
  • All the miles. All the beers. All the fun!



2022 Multi-Event Packs

Are you planning to do multiple events in 2021 or have a group that wants in on the beer run fun?!


  • 2 entires – $54 (normally $60)
  • 4 entires – $102 (normally $120)
  • 6 entires – $144 (normally $180)
  • 12 entires – $270 (normally $360)

These packs are SHAREABLE!


2022 Schedule

In-Person | Virtual

5K Fun run events and Virtual Challenges to help you stay active year long.

Single events are $30, virtual events are $45 (unless noted) and include one beer, collector’s glassware or seasonal swag item and an invitation to enjoy the days’ scheduled festivities: live music, food, sponsor goodies, giveaways and more!

2022 Schedule


2nd – Migration Brewing (NE PDX)
9th – Fort Georgy Brewery (Astoria, OR)
23rd – TBD


6th – Loowit Brewing (Vancouver, WA)
28th – Abbey Road Farms Wine Run (Carlton, OR)


10th – Breakside Brewing (NW Portland)
17th – Ferment Brewing (Hood River, OR)


2nd – Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene, OR)
9th – 54°40′ Brewing (Washougal, WA)
29th – LEVEL Brewing (NE Portland)


12th – Grains of Wrath (Camas, WA)

Be Active

What is the Oregon Brewery Running Series?

The Oregon Brewery Running Series is about inspiring Oregonians to Be Active, Have Fun, and Give Back. We host untimed family-friendly 5K fun runs that start and end at some of Oregon’s best breweries.

Participants walk or run 3.1 miles, then drink beer! Everyone is invited to enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, great food, giveaways and activities with partners and sponsors. Everyone receives a craft brew, and a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item. 10% of our proceeds help support our nonprofit partners, the Oregon Brewshed Alliance, The Oregon Food Bank, and Dollar For Portland.


Be Active

The number of miles we’ve collectively traveled since 2016, 3.1-ish at a time.

Have Fun!

Beer and running are the mechanisms for bringing people together!

We welcome runners, walkers, joggers of all levels. Anyone who wants to get out and enjoy the community is invited to join in the fun! We value the experience of gathering like-minded folks together, and we think every finish line is worthy of a celebration. We support our fellow local businesses and encourage others to do the same. Our commitment to our local community and curiosity in what’s possible is what inspires us to grow!

Give Back

Giving back to our community and supporting great causes is part of who we are. 10% of our proceeds help support these non-profit organizations.

Since our first season in 2016, we have given over $20k to local Oregon nonprofits.

The Oregon Brewshed® Alliance is a coalition of Oregon brewers, brewing community partners, and conservationists who understand the value of clean water and protected forest watersheds. Beer is over 90% water after all, and that water is a product of the land that it flows through. Alliance members work together to educate the craft beer drinking community about protected watersheds and their essential role in Oregon’s celebrated craft brewing industry.

Dollar For helps local families pay overwhelming with the power of a community that gives just $1 a month. 100% of every dollar goes directly to families in need. Sign up today.

The Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. They distribute that food through a Statewide Network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 1,400 food assistance sites serving all of Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

We have also worked with other local non-profits on an event by event basis. NeighborImpact, Made to Thrive, and Hunger-Free Oregon are all doing great work around the state.

Oregon Food Bank Truck

Our Amazing Community

Join us at Von Ebert Brewing on March 5, 2022, for our FRIST event of 2022! A 5k-ish, fun run/walk event that starts and ends at this awesome taproom in the Pearl District. Run, walk, jog - whatever goes! Complete the course and celebrate with us and a craft brew at the finish line. Everyone is invited to enjoy games, goodies, giveaways, and more!

Register via the link in our bio.

#orbrs2022 #orbreweryrun #pdxrunning #pdxbeer #beactive #havefun #giveback #runfardrinklocal

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One of the best ways to start a new, healthy habit, is through "implementation intention." The idea is simple: explicitly state how you intend to implement a particular habit. Wanna get more active? Try something like, "Meet Ann at 10 AM for a Brewery Running Series 5K." for example. Rather than setting big huge goals (like running a marathon 🙄), aim for something tangible, first. 💪 #orbrs2022 #orbreweryrun #pdxrunning #pdxbeer #beactive #havefun #giveback #runfardrinklocal ...

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Join us on February 5th for our 2022 Kickoff Extravaganza! Enjoy beer samples from participating breweries, light snacks, and a fun time gathering with friends new and old! Signup for a time slot and enjoy the festivities! Details in bio

#orbrs2022 #orbreweryrun #pdxrunning #pdxbeer #beactive #havefun #giveback #runfardrinklocal

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HOLIDAY VIRTUAL CHALLENGE UPDATE! Congrats to 30+ participants who collectively ran/walked 2,550 miles during our Virtual Distance Challenge! That's 753 hours of activity. 61% of you hit your audacious goals, and we can't wait to help you stay active throughout 2022! #orbrs2022 #orbreweryrun #pdxrunning #pdxbeer #beactive #havefun #giveback #runfardrinklocal #breweryrunningseries #lifeisbrewtiful #HOLIDAYCHALLENGEORBRS #run #running ...

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We're less than a month out from our 2022 kickoff event at the @PortlandrunningCo Run Pub in NW, PDX, on February 5! Sample beer from some of our brewery partners, enjoy light snacks, games, and more! Details in bio. ...

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What are your numbers for 2022? Is it a certain number of miles, steps, races, rides, laps, events this year? Is it to eat a certain way? Is it to get a certain number of hours of sleep per night? Donate $x to your favorite nonprofit? Lift weights two days per week? Whatever it is, we'd like to help you get there.

Social accountability is one way to make this happen. Send us your goal "numbers" for 2022 and let's all do this together!

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Because of everyone's generosity, we raised over $5,100 in 2021 for the following nonprofits:

Oregon Wild
Dollar For
Oregon Food Bank
Providence Heart Center
Providence Community Teaching Kitchen
The Giving Plate, Bend
Big Brothers Big Sisters

With your help, we're excited to boost those numbeers even more in 2022.

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In 2021, 150+ of you ran/walked/hiked more than 20,000 miles as part of one of our virtual challenges. That's almost one trip around the earth! 🌎

And the cool part is that you did it from all over Oregon, SW Washington, a dozen other states, and even Canada!

Keep up the hard work at home and then join us for a 5K in 2022!

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About Us

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 Oregon Brewery Running Series is locally owned and operated by Portland and Vancouver residents – Nathan Freeburg and Drew Klinsing. They are the masterminds behind the Oregon/Washington schedule and at the helm of ensuring everyone has a great run/walk, delicious beer, and a fun experience!

2020 will be the FIFTH year Drew and Nathan have been enjoying beer run fun in Oregon and SW Washington.

Our Team

Nathan Freeburg


Nathan started running when he was 14. 25+ years later, he’s still going. When he’s not running, he enjoys exploring the city with his son, reading books with his daughters, finding new restaurants with his wife, traveling, or backpacking. He loves hazy IPA’s, good pizza, and strong coffee.


Drew Klinsing


A novice at so many things, soccer, basketball, baseball, stand up paddle boarding, camping…you get the picture. One thing I am not a novice at is the Pacific Northwest, we love living in the Portland area and exploring all there is to offer especially the breweries that saturate our great area.

Michelle Klinsing

Michelle is a PNW native where she found a love for the outdoors, such as camping snowboarding and paddle boarding with her family. She also enjoys being active with yoga, running, and checking out the Northwest’s restaurants and breweries. She loves to travel any chance she gets, whether to a new beach or a new country!


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Our events couldn’t happen without you. We ask for 2.5-hours of your time in exchange for a beer, t-shirt, swag item and free entry to a future event.