Race Information

RACE INFO: Founders Beer Run | Saturday September 12th, 2020

Course Description ~ Scenic, flat, & fast!!!  Start & finish at the Founders Brewery Taproom in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Course Map is shown below.  Donations to Blandford Nature Center.

Race Features:

beer2  OFFERING A SAFE RACE: With use of Face Masks, Face Shields, Gloves and Hand Sanitizers used by our Staff and Volunteers plus Staggered Race Start with low density waves.
beer1  NEW VIRTUAL RUN OPTIONS FOR 2020!  Avoid crowds and social gatherings!
~ Run or Walk where you wish on marked courses or your own course.
~ Cool Shirts, medals and other swag to be mailed to all virtual participants the week before the race date.
beer2  Start & Finish at the Founders Brewery Taproom:
235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503: ( MAP )
beer1  Large Tent for Packet Pickup & Post Race Food.
beer2  Post race party:  Great post race food at Founders Brewery Taproom from 12 PM to 4 PM.  235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 ( MAP ).
beer1  Finisher Medals: To all 5K Run/Walk participants.
beer2  Sport tech unisex t-shirts:  Awesome sport tech UNISEX t-shirts for all participants.
beer1  Race Event Parking: Details will come soon…
beer2  Shuttle Buses: There are NO shuttle buses.
beer1  Course Availability (Times):  THE FINISH LINE SHUTS DOWN AT 12:30 PM.
beer2  Age Group Awards – M/F, 3 deep, 5-year age group increments, from 14 years old to +75 yrs old – pickup your award at our finish-line Awards Tent behind the Founders Brewery Taproom at 12:15 pm.
beer1  B-Tag Timing – (ChronoTrack chip in bib) for ALL events
beer1  PLEASE DO NOT LITTER!  Thank You!

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: Contact Mark Koehl, Registration Director at mkoehl08@comcast.net

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED — Contact Jill Whitehead (volunteers receive an official Founders Beer Run Race shirt) at: marchjill11@gmail.com

SPONSORSHIPS — Contact Kim Johnson for sponsorship program info. at: Kim@konarunningcompany.com or go to Sponsors Page for more info.

2020 Sport tech unisex t-shirt
2020 Founders Beer Run Shirt


2020 Finisher Medal
2020 Founders Beer Run Medal

5K Course Map (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
(Click on image for a LARGER printable map)
Founders Beer Run 5K Map

Aerial View of  Founders Brewery Taproom
(Click on image for LARGER printable version)
Founders Brewery Taproom Aerial view