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- What is it?
The Brew Hop is an annual event returning to Randall’s Island on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 to bring together thousands of New Yorkers for two of America’s favorite pastimes: running and beer!
- What do I get?
All participants get unlimited tastings from over 15 local breweries, closed scenic course on Randall’s Island, a finisher gift, and festival access featuring live music, picnic area, lawn games, photobooth, and amazing local food vendors.
- For how much?
Ticket prices vary between $45-$80.
- Why are you doing this?
Because we love bringing people together who love craft beer and the great outdoors!
- What if I don't want to or am unable to run?
We have Beer Fest Only tickets available if you’d rather hang back and get first dibs on the beer.
- How far do I have to run?
The race is 5K (3.1 miles). Short enough to be able to stand after, but long enough to feel like you earned the beers you’ll drink after. You can also walk the course if you’re into the more scenic side of things.
- Do I have to be 21+?
Yes, all aspects of the event are 21+. No one will be admitted into the event without proof of age. Any person found to be underage will be asked to leave immediately.
- Can I start my own team?
Not only is it allowed, it’s encouraged. The Brew Hop is the only place where your running buddies are also your drinking buddies! Round up the crew, come up with a name, and strut your stuff on race day. Maybe even dress up in costume!
- What if the weather is bad?
The Brew Hop is rain or shine! However in the event of severe weather or dangerous conditions, we will make a judgment call with NYC Parks and ensure the safety of all participants.
- What do I wear?
We’re not here to tell you what to do. Just wear something easy to run in and maybe pack a jacket in case it’s a little chilly after the race.
- Will there be a bag check?
Yes! Leave your stuff with us and know it’ll be safe until you decide to head home.
- Will there be food and non-alcoholic drinks?
Yes! We’ll have some amazing local food vendors for you to nosh on after the race. We’ll also have non-alcoholic drink options for our clean and sober friends.
- How does check in work?
Show up with your ID. Pick up your race bib, get your 21+ wristband, and you’re good to go!
- Are there refunds?
No. Sorry, all sales are final.
- Can I transfer my ticket to someone else if I'm unable to attend?
Yes, you can edit your attendee info via Eventbrite. Have them bring your original confirmation email just in case there’s any mix ups at check in.
- Can I bring my dog?
We love dogs, but they’ll have to stay home for this one.
- How many people attend?
For quality control, we cap the event at 2000 people.
- Will the race be timed?
There will be a clock at the finish line, but the race is not chip timed. There are plenty of races out there to get your PB. This one is about having fun and drinking beer!
- Can I bring my own beer?
No. We spend countless hours trying the best beers in the area to present to you at The Brew Hop. With over 15 breweries in attendance, we promise you won’t be disappointed.
- Can I volunteer?
Yes, please! We are always looking for extra hands to help with pouring beer, handing out medals, water stations, directing people, or cleaning up trash and recycling. We’ll even offer you a free ticket to next year’s event. Sign up here.
- Can I bring the kids?
Sorry, but the event is strictly 21+ as per NYC Parks rules. The kids will have to stay home for this one.