Oregon brewery running series

5K Fun run events that start and end at Oregon’s Best breweries. BE ACTIVE. HAVE FUN. GIVE BACK. A Portion of proceeds support local nonprofits.

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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 and Dollar For Portland.


Be Active

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

2020 Oregon Brewery Running Series


All single events are $30 (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!

Winter 2020


18th – Kickoff! (NW, Portand)


15LEVEL Beer
(NE Portland)
22 – Hopworks Brewing
(Vancouver, WA)
29 – Vagabond Brewing
     (SE Portland)


7 – Baerlic Brewing
(NE Portland)
14 – Ferment Brewing
     (Hood River, OR)
21 – Ninkasi Brewing
     (Eugene, OR)
28 – Von Ebert Brewing
     (NW, Portland)

spring 2020


18 – Earth Day Brewfest (Hotel Oregon, McMinville)
25 – Heathen Brewing (Vancouver, WA)


2 – Xicha Brewing (Salem, OR)
9 – Migration Brewing (NE PDX)
16 – Backwoods Brewing (NW PDX)


6 – Public Coast Brewing (Cannon Beach)
13 – Beer Quest (StormBreaker, NoPo)
27 – Crux Fermentation (Bend, OR

Summer 2020


11 – Fort George Brewery (Astoria, OR)
18 – Ecliptic Brewing (North Portland)
25 – Oregon City Brewing (Oregon City, OR)


1 – Loowit Brewing (Vancouver, WA)


12 – Ancestry Brewing (Hawthorne, SE Portland)

Fall 2020


3 – Trap Door (Vancouver)
10 – 54-40 Brewing (Washougal, WA)
17 – Portland Cider Co. (Clackamas)
24 – Kennedy School (NE PDX)
31 – Stickmen Brewing (Tualatin, OR)


7 – Base Camp (SE PDX)

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.

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 medical expenses 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.

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.

Our Partners


Where are we running?

Use the map below to find an event near you!

LEVEL 2/15/20

Hopworks 2/22/20

Vagabond 2/29/20

Baerlic 3/7/20

REGISTER at the Barley Pod

The Stories

Blog and podcast stories from Oregonains being active, having fun, and giving back.

World Class Beer with Tom Cook and Von Ebert Brewing

World Class Beer with Tom Cook and Von Ebert Brewing

Today on the podcast we share our interview with Tom Cook, founder of Von Ebert Brewing. This re-release episode with Tom from last year also contains an update about what has happened in the past year. SO MUCH has changed with Tom and Von Ebert over the past year, we thought we would re-release it in anticipation of our run later this spring. Listen now!

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Community and Airplanes with Jason and Shane from LEVEL Beer

Community and Airplanes with Jason and Shane from LEVEL Beer

Today on the podcast we chat with co-brewers/owners Jason Barbee and Shane Watterson from LEVEL beer in NE PDX. We talk about LEVEL’s origin story, their emphasis on the family-friendly nature of the brewery, and how it has become a gathering place for the community. We also discuss their name and retro gaming vibe, and what they do to stay active when they’re not cleaning brewing equipment. Listen now!

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Learning about Thru-Hiking with Gleb Velikanov

Learning about Thru-Hiking with Gleb Velikanov

In this episode of the podcast, I chat with my buddy Gleb Velikonov about the joys of thru-hiking. According to Wikipedia.com, Thru-hiking is, “to hike an established end-to-end hiking trail or long-distance trail with continuous footsteps in one direction.” In short, it’s walking a very long distance carry everything you need to survive for days at a time. Listen now!

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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

Organization Guru


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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.