Worcester, MA

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Event Overview

The Craft Brew Races return to Worcester for the third year! Over 1,200 craft brew lovers ran with us in 2017! 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.


Worcester Common

Corner of Front St. and Church St.
Worcester, MA 01608 (map)


Saturday, May 4, 2019

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!

Please arrive early and allow yourself ample time on race morning to park and check in at registration. 


Registration and tickets are now available for the 2019 Worcester Craft Brew Race. Secure your spot and the best prices by registering early! Online registration closes Friday, April 26 at midnight.

Ticket Type Thru 3/4 3/5 – 4/4 4/5 – 5/3 Onsite
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


Medals & Awards

Medals & Awards

Pint Glass

Pint Glass

Beer Sampling

Beer Sampling

Festival Entry

Festival Entry

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.

Sign Up As a Group and Save!

Gather your friends, get organized and sign up for the Craft Brew Races together for a group discount price! Groups of 5 or more, email us at info@graymattermarketing.com for instructions on how to receive your 15% group discount.


We are honored to offer all active and retired military and their spouses a discount off of all event tickets as our way of saying thank you for all your have done for us and for our country! Please email us for the military discount code.

Event Details

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 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.

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 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.

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 volunteer@craftbrewraces.com.

Attending Breweries

2019 Breweries below. More breweries announced weekly!

Bone Up
Flying Dreams
Artifact Cider
Hidden Cove
Hitchcock Brewing
Firestone Walker
Greater Good
Bantam Cider
Purgatory Beer
Redemption Rock
Havoc Mead
3 Cross Brewing
Stowe Cider
Prospect Ciderworks
Bay State
White Lion
Black Rabbit Farm
Rising Tide
Start Line
Moat Mountain
Lord Hobo
Black Hog
Clown Shoes
Downeast Cider
Farmer Willie’s
Two Roads
New Belgium
Southern Tier
21st Amendment

Attending Vendors

Say Pao
American Flatbread
Understory Farm
Nature’s Path
Hills Home Market
Consumers for Sensible
Gunthers Goodies
Big T’s Jerky House
Teddys Lunch Box
Discover Central MA
Mass Brew Bus

Charitable Partner

Preservation Worcester

Preservation Worcester is the charitable beneficiary of the Worcester Craft Brew Races. We proudly donate a portion of all proceeds to The Preservation.

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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