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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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Cyber Weekend Deals!

2021 SEASON PASS – $259

INCLUDES:

  • Entry to every non-Brewfest event in 2021.
  • 50% discount to any Brewfest events we host!
  • 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!

THIS PASS CANNOT BE SHARED!

 

2021 Multi-Event Packs

Are you planning to do multiple events in 2021 or have a group that wants in on the beer run fun?! Get one of these SHAREABLE multi-event-packs and save over 40%!

INCLUDES:

  • 5 entries – $109 – (normally $150)
  • 10 entries – $209 – (normally $300)
  • 20 entries – $359 – (normally $600!)

These packs are SHAREABLE!

 

2021 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!

In-Person

5K Fun Run/Walk Events

2021

We are still working out many of the details for next season, as there are several unknowns. However, we DO know we will be running and walking at the following great breweries in 2021!

  • Level
  • Von Ebert
  • Trap Door
  • Heathen
  • Fort George
  • Crux
  • Public Coast
  • Threshold
  • Ferment
  • Ninkasi
  • Migration
  • Oakshire
  • 5440
  • Xicha
  • Portland Cider
  • Little Beast
  • Baerlic
  • Stickman
  • Loowit

And more!

Our first in-person event of 2021 will be mid-spring and feature staggered start times to allow for social distancing. We are planning to have 20 regular events and two Brewfest events. Our Hoppy Earth Day and BeerQuest events are NOT included in the Brew Crew package but sold to Brew Crew members at a 50% discount.

View photos from past events here.

Virtual

Running/Walking Challenges

This FREE 12-week training program will keep you focused on staying active during the holidays, and right into the start of our 2021 season of beer, run fun!

We’re excited to be partnering with our friends from the Providence Heart to Start program to offer you a FREE 12-week running/walking training program! Rather than focusing on pace or ability, Heart to Start encourages taking several small steps (i.e. weekly training) and working toward a remarkable finish (i.e. goal event) where we celebrate each other as a community.

Unlike our previous seven monthly challenges, this challenge starts Monday, November 15, and ends on Friday, February 5. Set a challenging 12-week mileage goal and work really hard to reach it by the end!

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.

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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 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.

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 Partners

COMING SOON!

Our Amazing Community

GIVING BACK is one of our core values, and today is GIVING Tuesday across Oregon. We've been blessed to work with some truly amazing organizations over the past five years. These organizations are working hard to make a big impact on our local community and across the state. We would LOVE to encourage you to donate today if you can to the Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Wild, or Dollar For. MANY of the organizations listed in the WW Give Guide have one day matching program. Make your hard-earned dollars go further TODAY!
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Today is Small Brewery Sunday, which celebrates the "values of small and independent U.S. craft breweries during one of the busiest shopping weekends in the U.S." We encourage you to buy beer to-go, get to-go food for dinner, or stock up on gift cards or swag and help support your local craft beer maker! We'll be stopping in at a few and posting our journey. Follow us!
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Are you planning to do multiple events in 2021 or have a group that wants in on the beer run fun?! Get one of these SHAREABLE multi-event-packs and save big!

* 5 entries - $109 - (normally $150)
* 10 entries - $209 - (normally $300)
* 20 entries - $359 - (normally $600!)

Details in bio!
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🍗🍻❤️

We have so many things to be thankful for this year. The amazing runners and walkers that have supported us through these challenging times and the breweries that have come alongside us. All of us here at ORBRS are truly grateful for you!

We’re cautiously optimistic about 2021 and have some exciting news to share tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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As we all stay home and prepare for an unusual Thanksgiving next week, be sure to order some beer to go from your favorite local brewery. @newschoolbeer has a complete guide! (link in bio) 🍻
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The Stories

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

Giving Tuesday, 2020!

Giving Tuesday, 2020!

Today is giving Tuesday across Oregon. We've been blessed to work with some truly amazing organizations over the past five years. These organizations are working hard to make a big impact on our local community and across the state. We would LOVE to encourage you to donate today if you can to the Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Wild, or Dollar For. MANY of the organizations listed in the Willamette Week's Give Guide have one day matching program. Make your hard-earned dollars go further TODAY! Oregon...

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Should you Stretch? – LubDub ep 3

Should you Stretch? – LubDub ep 3

In the third episode of the LubDub show, coach Mike Pagalan stops by to encourage us, and then Eric Marchek, MPT, PT, CSCS, talks to us about stretching. Should you, shouldn’t you, what kind, he gets to all of it! Eric put together the dynamic and static stretching program that is shared on our program’s portal. He is going to help all of us stay healthy on this 12-week journey and beyond. Enjoy!

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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

Co-Founder

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

Co-Founder

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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Volunteer!

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.