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Shamrock Beer Run & BrewFest Chicago at Busse Woods

Sat March 16, 2024 Directions



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The Epic Shamrock Beer Run 5k is back for another year of Beer Drinking!  Like Running or Walking?  Love awesome craft beer?  This event is for you!
Enjoy a pint of your favorite beer after your 5K!!!  Better yet, enjoy a pint before the 5K... Cheers to Drinking Beer!!!
Come and enjoy Party Style 5K, some beer then be rewarded with a magnetic bottle-opening finishers medal! Plus all participants receive a short-sleeve performance tech shirt (upgrade to Hooded Sweatshirt) & Plastic Pilsner Souvenir Cup.  And for beer lovers, not only is craft beer provided at this finish line, but we also give you the option to sample different brews ON THE 5K COURSE!  


To assist with easier parking, start times are available from 1-2pm (choose your start time during registration)


Don't want to do the 5K?  Register for the BrewFest!  It's only $15 plus includes a Pint of Beer, *New Souvenir Mason Beer Jar and all the benefits to the entertainment and fun without having to walk or run 3 miles to get to where everyone wants to be anyway.... The post race BrewFest party!   


This is a 21+ event only.  No strollers, no kids, no one under 21 admitted.



Please Note:  Parking information has changed for 2024! 
1)  Busse Woods Grove 28:  limited spots available,  will be full by 10:30am
     • Enter park at Golf Rd & Ring Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL
     • PLEASE CAR POOL if parking on site
2)  Atrium Event Center3800 Golf Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL
     • Parking across the street is recommended
     • Please use the spaces closest to the start/finish line (see map below)



Packet Pick-Up

2024 Packet Pickup is Official:


City Works Pour House

1805 E Golf Rd

Schaumburg, IL


Thursday, March 14th - 4-7pm


Race day pickup is available, but if you are able to attend packet pickup or send a friend we highly recommend picking up early to avoid the lines on race day. 

**All participants attending packet pickup will receive a FREE 2 Pound bag of Kachava Nutritional Shakes from our Sponsor Ka'Chava


Beer Lineup

Check out these awesome Local Craft Brewers that will be featured at this year's event:

Start:  The race starts with a 3oz (optional) sample of Tighthead Brewing Company's Chilly Water Pale Ale

1kmScorch that first kilometer and be rewarded with a 3oz sample of Scorched Earth's German Helles

TurnaroundAlter your direction and head back to the finish after a 3oz sample of Alter Brewing Co's Center Line Golden Ale

4km:  prepare for an illuminating final K after your 3oz sample of Illuminated Brew Work's Lagerbier

Finish:  Thank God you finished and enjoy a 3oz sample of Church Street's Heavenly Helles

Post Race Brew Fest: Your Race bib will have a Beer Ticket on it that is good for a 16oz pint of your choosing from any of these amazing breweries!  Can't decide which one?  Additional beer tickets are available during registration






Course Map

The course is a nice out and back route, but instead of water stops on this course, we have a craft brewery sample stop every kilometer along the race route!  Please make sure to show your wristband to volunteers and absolutely no beer outside of the designated sample areas!



Race Swag

Love Race Swag?  Your Choice between the short sleeve Black T-shirt or optional Shamrockin' Sweatshirt Upgrade (while supplies last)! 


*Registration also includes:
  • Three 3oz samples of craft beer (1 for every mile) and a 16oz pint at the Finish!
  • *New Souvenir Mason Beer Jar
  • Finisher Medal doubles as a Bottle Opener and Refrigerator Magnet! 

Race Contact Info

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


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Toasty Cheese Food trucks will be on site from 12pm - 4:00pm.



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