Race Information

RACE INFO: Founders Beer Run | Sunday July 7th, 2019



2019 Double Brew Series: Complete both of our Kona Running Co. race events (Jolly Pumpkin Run (Traverse City) and Founders Beer Run) in CY 2019 & qualify for some serious extra bling!  To qualify for this designer “Kona Double Brew Medal”, completed event distances must be in our 5K races (our Mile events are excluded).


NOTICE: A Recreation Passport is required to DRIVE onto the Belle Isle State Park Island.  The Founders Beer Run entry fee “does not include” the Recreation Passport Fee. There is no cost to enter the park, however a Recreation Passport is needed to DRIVE onto the island. This costs $11.00/car and $5.00/motorcycle for Michigan residents and $31.00 for non-Michigan residents. Once purchased, the recreation passport will allow you to visit the island unrestricted until your car registration is due. Upon renewal, check YES! In the Recreation Passport box and you then have access to Michigan’s state parks (including Belle isle) for the ENTIRE YEAR!

Course Description ~ Scenic, flat, & fast!!!  Start & finish in beautiful Belle Isle State Park, Detroit Michigan.  Course Map is shown below.
Donations to United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Race Features:

beer1  Start & Finish on Sunset Drive, Belle Isle State Park Detroit, MI 48207: (MAP)
beer2  Large Tent for Packet Pickup & Post Race Food & Beer or Pop.
beer1  Post race party:  Great post race food at Founders Detroit Taproom from 12 PM to 4 PM.  456 Charlotte St, Detroit, Michigan 48201  (MAP)  Founders is only 5 miles from Belle Isle State Park.  Food will be available for purchase.  Special Hawaiian themed grill items, along with our regular menu items of course.
beer2  Drinks: Featured Beer Mahalo DIPA (Double IPA with Mosaic hops), or Pop at Founders. (In addition to bottled water on the course)  There will be one drink ticket on your race bib to receive $1 off of your first pint.  You are required to be at least 21 years of age and have your driver license ID & race bib ready to enter our secured beer area.  ONLY ONE BEER will be available at Belle Isle State Park to each participant 21 years of age or older.  Each participant will have a $1.00 tear off coupon on the Race Bib which can be redeemed at Founders Brewery after leaving Belle Isle State Park.  The address for Founders Brewery is 456 Charlotte St, Detroit, MI 48201.  ( 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  Parking: In Belle Isle State Park.
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 Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant & Tap House 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.

Belle Isle State Park – Detroit, Michigan


2019 Sport tech unisex t-shirt
2019 Founders Beer Run Shirt

2019 Finisher Medal
2019 Founders Finisher Medal

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

2019 Partnership between Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott & Kona Running Company

Fairfield Inn & Suites

17350 Fox Drive, Livonia, MI 48152

Receive 2019 Kona Running Co. room special Corporate rates
per night as follows…


Click on Fairfield Inn logo and book your room with this
Corporate Discount Code of: 1KR
(The first digit of the code is a Number One)
Or call: 734-953-8888

Room Type Standard Pricing YOU pay only!
Queen/Queen $179.00 $96.00
King $189.00 $96.00
King Sofa $194.00 $106.00
Executive King Suite $204.00 $116.00

Negotiated rates do not include the current State and Local Tax of 10.5%.

Rates are non-commissionable.

Special Corporate rates are subject to hotel restrictions and are NOT Last Room Availability

*The 2019 standard rates fluctuate daily and are subject to change without notice.