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Will Run for Beer Chicago 5K Race Details

The Will Run for Beer Chicago 5K and Brewfest returns to Lincoln Park on October 26th. Run the 5K or just come for the beer tasting and party! All event details including location, start times, packet pickup information, and Brewfest details can be found below.









5K Course

Start Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Park, Grove 2 (Located Northeast of LaSalle Dr and N. Stockton Dr.)

Packet Pickup

Location: Fleet Feet Old Town
1706 N Wells St,
Chicago, IL 60614

Date/Time: Friday, October 25, 2024: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Race Day Packet Pickup: Saturday, October 26, 2024 starting at 1:00 p.m.

2023 map
2024 Map will come closer to race day.

Directions & Parking

Help us reduce our carbon footprint! We highly recommend carpooling, using public transportation, or riding your bicycle to the event.

To determine the best route to travel via public transportation, please visit the CTA’s trip planner.

Bicycle parking will be available at the race site.

Limited street parking may be available. Paid parking is available at the Chicago History Museum lot, (Clark and LaSalle, with the entrance on Stockton Drive ) or in the Lincoln Park Zoo Lot (on Cannon Drive, just south of Fullerton) on a first come, first serve basis.


Opens at 2:00 p.m.

After you cross the finish line, you can toast your accomplishment at the lager than life post-race party — complete with complimentary beer from our Chicago breweries and delicious food! Stay tuned for additional after-party details coming soon!

friends raising beers
Growler Award


Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall winners in the 5K.

Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female winners in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+.

Growler Award

Ready to Run

Reserve your spot at the 2nd Annual Will Run for Beer Chicago. Didn’t get the answers you need? Visit our FAQ page. Can’t make the live event? Run virtually.