The Explorium Brewpub Beer Garden 5K

Thu August 12, 2021 Oak Creek, WI 53154 US Directions


$30 6:30PM CDT - 8:00PM CDT Price increases after June 16, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Kids 1K

$0 6:15PM CDT - 6:30PM CDT Registration ends August 12, 2021 at 6:15pm CDT
Lake Vista Park
4001 Lake Vista Parkway
Oak Creek, WI US 53154

A little running (or walking) through Lake Vista Park in Oak Creek along Lake Michigan (mostly paved, one uphill segment may or may not be a bit rocky - ok, it definitely is, but the view is worth it, we promise!), a little beer, and a whole lot of fun! 

*There will be no food available for purchase at this event - please plan accordingly*

This registration is for The Explorium Brewpub Beer Garden 5K at Menomonee Park on Thursday, August 12, 2021. If you would like to register for the entire 4 - event Beer Garden 5K Series, please go to the series registration site:

Beer Garden 5K Series


There will be a Kids 1K run (under 10) where all kids will get a bib just like Mom & Dad. The race is FREE for the kiddos if Mom or Dad is registered and you can register them online at no charge. Sorry, no shirts for the kids, but they do get a finisher medal!


Parking is available throughout Lake Vista Park. Please only park in designated parking areas. Overflow parking is available at Bender Park, which is at the south end of Lake Vista Park. You may want to consider carpooling and arriving early unless you thoroughly enjoy bonus hills!

*Carpool pro-tip: There's a REALLY, REALLY BIG parking lot at The Explorium Brewpub at Southridge Mall - meet there with your crew before the race, take fewer vehicles over to Lake Vista Park, and then return to The Explorium Brewpub post-race to redeem your second free beer token and grab dinner or a snack!*


5:30 Packet Pickup
6:30 Race Start

This is a wave start. Waves are comprised of 10 runners. We will have 10 rows of 10 cones, spaced 10’ apart. You can self-select which wave you would like to run in by standing next to a cone facing the start line. We suggest faster runners in the earlier waves, and request you do not self-select your wave until 6:20.

The announcer will release one wave every thirty seconds starting at 6:30pm. Your time will not start until you cross the start mats. We encourage each wave of runners to self-distance as you approach the start mats. Once the announcer releases the wave, you should start running.

These are huge parks, so please maintain 10' of distance at all times.


Event T-Shirt featuring The Explorium Brewpub logo (opt out of the t-shirt during registration to save $5)

Finish Line Beer - just like a Finisher medal, but WAY more delicious! Participants will receive one Squatch Bucks coupon at the finish line that they will exchange for one free post-race beer from The Explorium Brewpub's Mobile Beer Garden.

*This is not a public beer garden* - they are setting up their mobile system just for our event because they are just that awesome! This means there will not be additional beer available for sale after you have redeemed your Squatch Bucks. BUT, they will be providing race participants a BONUS free beer token reeemable either right away at the race site or post-race at one of The Explorium Brewpub's two locations - Greendale (Southridge Mall) or Third Ward.


*NEW* Overall male and female at each race win a custom bottle opening wooden coaster from Ridgeway Woodworks and a $25 Gift Card to Performance Running Outfitters!

Age group medals featuring The Explorium Brewpub logo!


“What’s up with the Squatch Bucks?” Good question! If you aren’t familiar, Squatch is the unofficial Silver Circle mascot and he’s a bit of a legend around Oconomowoc, which just so happens to be Silver Circle Global HQ.

We’ve decided to play a game with Squatch at the 2021 Beer Garden 5K Series! 

We’ll be hiding 2 small wooden sasquatches from Ridgeway Woodworks (pictures of the exact sasquatches to be posted at a later date so you know what to look for) along the race course – they will NOT be out in the open – it’s Squatch, after all. IF you manage to spot one while you’re out on the course and decide to sacrifice your potential PR to return Squatch to the finish line with you, you will be rewarded with a BONUS Squatch Bucks coupon. That’s right – TWO free beers! So, are you here for the win and the glory, or are you here for the beer… and, of course, the glory?


Oh, we almost forgot to mention: you'll get to keep Squatch, too! (#WheresSquatch)

I want to run, but beer's not my thing. Is this event worth it?


We haven’t forgotten that beer might not be every runner’s cup of… beer. That's why we're excited to welcome Wisconsin-made Jolly Good soda to the Beer Garden 5K Series as our official non-alcoholic beverage sponsor! If beer isn’t your thing, or if you want to bring the family, there will be an ice-cold Jolly Good soda waiting for your free Squatch Bucks beverage coupon at the finish line - come run (or walk) with us!

Jolly Good Soda


The Explorium Brewpub Logo Jolly Good Logo Performance Running Outfitters Logo

                Ridgeway Woodworks Logo

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