August 18, 2018
Join us on August 18 as the Craft Brew Races return to Portland! Featuring dozens of local breweries, this craft beer hotspot is a highlight of the season. The Craft Brew Race consists of a relaxed 5k (walkers welcome) around beautiful Back Cove followed by a beer festival with upwards of 40 craft breweries, all set in picture-perfect Payson Park.
Beer fest-only tickets and Designated Driver tickets are also available.
August 18, 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 Portland Craft Brew Race. Secure your spot today by clicking the button below.
Online registration closes Friday, August 17 at midnight.
|Ticket Type||Thru 6/18||6/19 – 7/18||7/19 – 8/17||Onsite|
|5k & Beer Fest||$50||$55||$60||$70|
|5k & Designated Driver||$40||$45||$50||$60|
WHAT DO I GET?
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.
Onsite Registration and Bib Pick-Up
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 Edward Payson Park (map).
Please note that Designated Driver and Festival Only ticket holders check in at the festival gate at 12:30.
Event day parking will be available onsite at Edward Payson Park. Please allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and check in at bib pick-up. Please follow signs and the directions of the race volunteers on where to park.
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.
Mobile Locker Co.
The Mobile Locker Co. will be onsite on race morning providing secure lockers for athlete gear bags at the race start and finish for a small fee. Book your locker online before 5:00 PM Friday, of event week, or pay onsite on race morning. Pre-book locker here.
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 Portland Craft Brew Race course is full loop of Portland’s Back Cove. The run/walk follows Baxter Blvd. and the Back Cove Trail with waterfront views throughout.
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 email@example.com.
2017 Breweries pictured. 2018 brewery lineup announced soon!
The Maine Brewers Guild is the charitable beneficiary of the Portland Craft Brew Races. We proudly donate a portion of all proceeds to The Guild.