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The Official Site of the Brewery Running SeriesTM
WHAT IS THE BREWERY RUNNING SERIES?/ running. beer. fun.
WHO WE ARE: Wisconsin Brewery Running Series events are 5k-ish, fun-run courses that all start and end at local Wisconsin breweries, primarily in the Milwaukee area at this time. We welcome all runners, walkers, joggers, and spectators that are interested in enjoying the great sights/streetscape around MKE 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 Wisconsin Brewery Running Series is locally managed & operated by fellow MKE resident Christina Sprader at the helm of ensuring everyone has a great run/walk, delicious beer, and a fun experience!
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BE A VOLUNTEER!
Fill out this VOLUNTEER FORM if you are interested in earning your beer a different way! Our Volunteers help with a variety of things the day of an event, from helping check-in and registration, to holding signage on the running course! Arrive 45 minutes prior to the start of the run at the location of the event, and expect to help for 1.5hr duration of time.
Perks of volunteering: Free T-shirt or Swag item of choice, 50% off entrance to a future 5k, Free pint of beer at the end of the run, and Being part of the fun!!
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 WI non-profits.
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
Strengthening Nonprofits – Building Community. The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee is a membership association of nonprofit organizations, serving staff, board members, and volunteers.
Urban Ecology Center
Fostering ecological understanding as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood.
Playworks is the leading nonprofit in our community leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health.
Make-A-Wish – WI Chapter
Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.
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