August 4, 2018

New Haven, CT

Event Overview

The New Haven Craft Brew Race returns to Edgewood Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018 for the fifth time. The timed 5k is open to beer lovers of all speeds. The walk/run is immediately followed by a 3-hour beer festival highlighting the local craft brewing scene. The post-race celebration is included in the cost of registration and features unlimited sampling of more than 30 breweries. Live music will be played throughout the day and food trucks will be onsite selling!


Edgewood Park

Corner of West Rock Ave. and Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515 (map)



AUGUST 4, 2018

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!


Registration and tickets are now available for the 2018 New Haven Craft Brew Race. Secure your spot today by clicking the button below.

Online registration closes Friday, August 3 at midnight. 

Ticket TypeThru 5/45/5 – 6/46/5 – 8/3Onsite
5k & Beer Fest$50$55$60$70
5k & Designated Driver$40$45$50$60
Festival Only$40$45$50$60
Designated Driver$15$15$15$25


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.

Event Details

Onsite Registration and Bib Pick-Up

All runners must check in prior to the run at registration at Edgewood Park from 10:00 – 11:45 AM to receive their race number, timing chip and 21+ bracelet.

Location: Edgewood Park (map) | Time: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

It is strongly recommended that all runners arrive early to registration to alleviate race day delays.

NOTE: There is NO Onsite registration or pick-up at Denali on Friday this year. 

Extreme Weather Policy

There is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions such as thunderstorms. Race organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the race and/or festival may be delayed as event officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the race and/or festival. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please check the website, our Facebook page and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.


There is NO PARKING available at the Festival at Edgewood Park. Please park at the Souther Connecticut State University lots 8 & 9 off of Farnham Ave (map). Signs will direct participants from parking to the festival. Please arrive early as this is a short walk from registration and bib-pick up.

What to Bring

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.

Enjoy Responsibly

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.

5k Course

The New Haven Craft Brew Race course is a shaded, tree lined run (or walk!) through Edgewood Park. The run starts in the Northwest corner of the Park and heads south, briefly leaves the park into the Edgewood neighborhood and past the Yale Bowl before reentering the park and a fast finish next to the Coogan Pavilion.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Past Results & Photos

Results and event photos will be posted here and on our Facebook page following the race.

Attending Breweries

2017 Breweries pictured. 2018 brewery lineup announced soon!

Bronx Brewery
30 Mile Brewing
Back East
Charter Oak
Broad Brook
Spencer Brewery
Thimble Island
Lord Hobo
Stowe Cider
No Worries Beer
Stony Creek
Veracious Brewing
These Guys
Steady Habit
Hog River
Outer Light Brewing
Grey Sail
Half Full Brewery
New England Brewing Co.
Two Roads
Downeast Cider
Von Trapp
Jacks Abby
Black Hog
Six Point
Stone Brewing
Green Flash
Kentucky Ale

Attending Vendors

Running for Rescues
American Flatbread
Renewal by Andersen
Rustic Crust
KIND Snacks
Mass Brew Bus
Shoreline Prime

Charitable Partner

Running for Rescues

We’re thrilled to partner with Running for Rescues as the charitable beneficiary of the New Haven Craft Brew Races this year. We proudly donate a portion of all proceeds to the organization.

Contact Us

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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