April 28, 2018

Worcester, MA

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)



April 28, 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 Worcester Craft Brew Race. Secure your spot and the best prices by registering early!

Online registration closes Friday, April 27 at midnight. 

Ticket TypeThru Feb. 283/1 – 3/283/29 – 4/27Onsite
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 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.

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!

True West
Bone Up
Craft Roots
Down the Road
Shovel Town
Greater Good
Fort Hill
Castle Island
Barrel House Z
3 Cross Brewing
Abandoned Building
Lookout Farm
White Lion
Spencer Brewery
Champlain Orchards
Start Line Brewing
Flying Dreams
Hidden Cove
Stony Creek
Half Full Brewery
Lord Hobo
Clown Shoes
Downeast Cider
Mighty Squirrel
Nauti Seltzer
Von Trapp
Sierra Nevada
New Belgium
Two Roads
Southern Tier
New Holland
21st Amendment

Attending Vendors

American Flatbread
Understory Farm
KIND Snacks
Gunthers Goodies
Big T’s Jerky House
Teddys Lunch Box
Discover Central MA

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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