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Wild Blossom Brew Run 5k

Sun September 3, 2023 Chicago, IL 60620 US Directions



9:00AM CDT


Like Running?  Love Beer? This race is for you!

Join us on Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 9:00am for an exciting new event at Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery!  For more than two decades, Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery has been a fixture in Chicago, creating wine and mead using locally produced ingredients.  The meads produced at Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery are among the most sustainably produced beverages in the world. So come on out Chicago and join us for another fun event at a historic location. The 5k event for this race will be timed and scored by J3 Timing.  Results will be posted at

Registration Includes

Super Soft Ring Spun Cotton T-Shirt
Awesome Finisher Medal (also a bottle opener and magnet!)
Chip Timed Race Bib
Souvenir Pint Glass
Pint of Beer (or soda for <21 yr olds)

All Participants Receive

Check out the 2023 Race Swag!  All participants receive:  

  • Super Soft Ring Spun Cotton T-Shirt
  • Awesome Finisher Medal (also a bottle opener and magnet!)
  • Chip Timed Race Bib
  • Souvenir Pint Glass
  • Pint of Beer (or soda for <21 yr olds)



Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery
9030 S Hermitage Ave
Chicago, IL US 60620

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be Race Day only starting at 8am!

Course Map

A copy of the route is shown below.  The course includes a combination of paved roads and off-road/cross country style trails.  The course starts and finishes at the brewery and follows the path through Dan Ryan Woods.  There is a very steep decline at the 1 mile mark, but there is an option to take the steps instead of the hill.  On the way back, you'll see that same hill as an incline (also steps available). Runners and Walkers are rewarded at the finish line with a glass of Beer for their efforts and can stick around for a super fun post race party at the brewery!






Charity Partner

Donations from this event go to the Friends of the Forest Preserves who unites people to protect, promote, and care for the forest preserves in Cook County.  Click Here to Learn more about FOTFP and how to get involved!


Team Bonuses

Refer Friends = Earn Brewery Bucks! 


How It Works:

1) When registering, create a Team Name for your group.  Create a password (and write it down!)

2) Tell all your friends to sign up for the race!  (be sure to give them your team name and password)

3) If you get a team of 10, we will buy you a $25 gift card to Wild Blossom Meadery!

4) Super Bonus:  Team of 20 gets a $100 gift card!

More Info


Is the race only for 21+? No, minors are welcome to participate and receive a discounted registration that includes a shirt, medal and bib (these participants will not receive a beer glass or any beer. This location does have a kid's menu and high chairs.
Are strollers allowed? You are welcome to use a stroller for this event but it is not recommended due to uneven ground on the course and children in strollers can participate for free and do not need to register.
Is walking allowed? Yes Absolutely!  We have as many walkers as we do runners (if not more!)
Is the race dog friendly?  Friendly dogs are allowed on the course as long as they are on a leash and you pick up after them. However, they are not allowed inside the brewery.
I still have questions, who do I contact?  If you have a question, someone else probably does too.  Email us using the "questions" button on this page, we would love to hear from you!  

Race Contact Info

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


Can I Participate Virtually?

Absolutely!  We have been getting many inquiries about virtual participation and have integrated a virtual option into our regular registration.

Please feel free to register through the regular registration link above and you can either: 

1) Pick up packet during packet pickup or on the day of the race, but run on your own (hint: any beer tickets are still good if you use this strategy)

2) Contact us at any time to switch to the Brew Run Virtual Race and we'll ship your packet (NEW for 2023: There will be a shipping and handling charge for this option per person)

Also, if you intend on running, but later change your mind and would like to do either of these options, that's ok too!  If you are definitely going to have us ship your packet and run virtually though, we do recommend you follow the instructions below:

1). Go to and log into your account.

2). Click on "Manage Registration" next to this race.

3). On the next page click on transfer to another race and choose the Brew Run Virtual Race.


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