The Craft Brew Races return to Worcester for the third year! Over 1,400 craft brew lovers ran with us in 2016! Join us for a 5k road race followed by a local craft beer festival and one unforgettable experience. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the timed 5k thru Downtown Worcester. The post-race beer festival will be held outside on the historic Worcester Common in front of City Hall.
Thank you to the over 1,500 participants in the 2017 Worcester Craft Brew Race. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Stay tuned for 2018 registration opening.
10:00 AM: Onsite registration & bib pick-up
11:50 AM: Onsite registration closes
12:00 PM: 5k Race start
12:30 PM: Festival gates open
3:50 PM: Beer Festival last call!
Online Registration is now closed for the 2017 Worcester Craft Brew Race. Onsite registration is available on race day from 10:00 – 11:50 AM, and festival-only tickets are available at 12:30 PM, both at the Worcester Common.
|Ticket Type||Thru Jan. 31||2/1 – 3/31||4/1 – 4/28||Onsite|
|5k & Beer Fest||$50||$55||$60||$65|
|5k & Designated Driver||$40||$45||$50||$55|
All 5k participants and festival-goers receive a pint glass and entry to the festival — including beer sampling, live music, vendors and food trucks selling onsite. All Designated Drivers ticket holders receive a different bracelet at registration. They are welcome to enjoy the festival and designated snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
All runners must check in prior to the run at registration from 10:00 – 11:45 AM to receive their race number, timing chip and 21+ bracelet. Registration will be held at the Worcester Common on Front St. (map).
Please note that Designated Driver and Festival Only ticket holders check in at the festival gate at 12:30.
There is NO PARKING available immediately at the Common, however there are a number of downtown garages available on race day for race participants at their standard rates (Parkopedia map). These garages include the Commercial St. Garage, Worcester Public Library, Federal Plaza Municipal Garage, and the Worcester Plaza Garage.
Please arrive early and allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and check in at registration.
ALL ticket holders need to bring an ID in order to receive their 21+ bracelet when they pick up their race bib prior to the race. The bracelet must be worn during the race and presented for entry into the Festival. Festival Only and Designated Driver participants must present their ID and their Eventbrite ticket at the gate of the Brew Festival at 12:30 PM, following the race for access to the festival.
Food vendors will be onsite selling, so cash is also recommended.
The Craft Brew Races urge all attendees to enjoy their time responsibly. We recommend participants designate a sober driver or arrange transportation. We are happy to offer designated driver tickets whereupon they can enjoy the festivals’ great atmosphere, food and live music and offer you a safe ride home.
The Worcester Craft Brew Race course is 3.1 mile run (or walk!) that starts at City Hall, heads down Chandler St., turns North on Park Ave. past Elm Park, before ultimately heading back down Pleasant St. with a finish at the Worcester Common on Front St.
Sign up to be a volunteer at any Brew Race venue to help with race registration and/or course marshalling and as soon as the run is complete join your running buddies at the festival! All volunteers get a T-shirt AND entry to the Brew Fest. Space is limited! Email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breweries announced regularly. 30+ breweries at each event.
Preservation Worcester is the charitable beneficiary of the Worcester Craft Brew Races. We proudly donate a portion of all proceeds to The Preservation.