Shamrock Beer Run - Rockford

Sat March 18, 2023 Loves Park, IL 61111 US Directions

5k Beer Run & BrewFest

$60 $35 12:00PM CDT Price increases after February 9, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 21+.

BrewFest Entry (No 5K)

$15 12:00PM CDT Price increases after March 11, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 21+.

Join us for beer, running, beer, walking, beer, stumbling, beer & partying at Rockford Speedway!  This year we want to make your experience even more fun and enjoyable!  Check this out:

Post Race Party will be Indoors this year!

The festivities begin Saturday, March 18th at 12:00pm at the Speedway!  The walk/run starts at 12:00 Noon and we'll keep the party going until 3pm this year!

All registered participants get a souvenir beer glass, Shamrock Beer Run long-sleeve T-shirt and an event medal for completing the course. 

This is a race course like no other!  We feature 3 local craft breweries along the course route, so participants receive an (optional) 3 ounce sample from each brewery along the route, and are greeted with a 16oz pint of their favorite choice at the finish line! 

This race benefits the Nikolas Ritschell Foundation.  Please consider visiting their website to learn more about the great things they do for our community

Race Swag

The 2023 Race Swag Features:


Long Sleeve Tech Shirts (Men and Women sizing)


Awesome Finisher Medals (Also doubles as a bottle open and magnet!)

Plastic Shatterproof Pint Glasses

(Image coming soon!)

Rockford Speedway
9572 Forest Hills Rd
Loves Park, IL US 61111
Packet Pickup Information

Check back for official schedule.  Tentatively scheduled for: 

Pig Minds Brewing Co.

4080 Steele Dr.

Machesney Park, IL

Thursday March 16th from 4-6pm!

Race Day Pickup is Available at the Speedway starting at 11am on race day, but if possible we recommend skipping the lines and joining us at Pig Minds on Thursday night!

This is a fun run 5k and may be slightly short of a full 5 kilometers, but does feature beer stops on the course!

Click Here for an interactive course map

Nikolas Ritschel Foundation is enriching the lives of young adults fighting cancer by providing their families happy memories filled with laughter and smiles.    We have helped over 300 young adults since our inception in 2012 thanks to the support of generous donors and volunteers that help support our mission!

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