Shamrock Beer Run & BrewFest Chicago at Arlington International

Sat March 9, 2019 Arlington Heights, IL US 60006 Directions

BrewFest entry

1:00PM CST - 7:00PM CST

Discounts for Volunteers

12:00PM - 12:30PM CST
Events: Volunteer to pour beer & run the 5K (Save up to 60% if you show up at 12:00 and help us get ready *Need Basset Training) (Includes BrewFest entry) Volunteer to help with Check-In & run the 5K (Save up to 60% if you show up at 12:00 and help us get ready

Virtual 5K

12:00PM CST - 2:00PM CST

Help with Check In

11:30AM CST - 2:00PM CST

Course Marshall

1:00PM CST - 3:30PM CST

Help Set Up

11:00AM CST - 3:30PM CST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Arlington International Racecourse
2200 W Euclid Ave
Arlington Heights, IL US 60006

Start with a toast of a brew then run 5K, stopping each kilometer or so to drink another beer! Enjoy a pint of your favorite at the finish line!!!

Come and enjoy a 5K, some beer then be rewarded with a magnetic bottle-opening finishers medal! Plus all participants receive a long-sleeve shirt & pint glass. Not to mention 31 ounces of beer are included!!

New this year, BrewFest sponsored by Miller Coors!!!  Come before the run to enjoy music and some Miller Coors brands of beer!  Hang out after the run for an awesome post-race BrewFest!!

Packet Pickup:  

Thursday, March 7th, 2019 (3-8pm)
Rack House Kitchen & Tavern
222 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL
Friday, March 8, 2019 2:00-6:00pm
Mr D's Sports Bar
2200 West Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


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Parking:  Please enter the parking lot on the east side (N Wilke Entrance).  Staff will direct participants to the northwest corner of the parking lot for parking.

Packet Pickup / Gear Check / ID Check - will be in the main building (enter building through start area on map)

Start Line - Race starts on the West side of the Building at the U drive.  Runners receive a 3oz sample of Arlington Ale and head West, then turn left (south)

1k  - Runners will stay to the right side of the road, and receive an (optional) 3oz sample of Killian's Irish Red compliments of SALUTE INC. on the right side of the course

2k - SHELTER INC. is providing 3oz samples of Leinenkuegel's Berry Shandy on the East side of the course

3k - ANIMAL HOUSE SHELTER will be providing 3oz samples of Blue Moon.  You will then pass the start line after the 3k mark for a 2nd lap

4k - Stay to the left side of the road this time and visit SALUTE INC. a 2nd time for a 3oz sample of miller light.  On lap 2 runners will turn left and head onto the race track for an epic finish on the actual finish line of the race track!

Finish - after finishing the Race, Trader Joe's and Club Pilates will be handing out finisher medals, water bottles, and bananas.  Then we'll head inside (yes indoors!) for an entertaining post race party and enjoy your post race pints compliments of Northern Illinois Food bank. 


Beers on Tap

Instead of Water Stations, this 5K has beer stations every Kilometer.  Due to popular request (and thanks to our sponsor Miller-Coors), we will have Miller Lite as an option at each of the sampling stations (as an alternative to the options posted below)

Start Line:  


1KM (Stop 1):


2KM Stop:


3KM Stop: 


4 KM Stop:




            FINISHER MEDAL                                                PINT GLASS                                             LONG SLEEVE TECH SHIRT (AND/OR HOODIE)

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