Shamrock Beer Run and Brewfest*

Join us in March for the annual Shamrock Beer Run and Brewfest* at a city near you. Get your Irish on and invite your friends to help celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Walk or run the 5K and sample beer along the way. After the 5K, party at the Brewfest with music, food and drinks until sunset.

Not up for the 5K? No problem. Register for the Brewfest only.

* Brewfest is held only in select cities. Check your location for details.

Join us at a city near you!

Indianapolis, IN
Sat, Mar 16, 2024
Chicago, IL
Sat, Mar 16, 2024
Rockford, IL
Sat, Mar 16, 2024

What to expect

Start the race with a toast of craft beer! Then at each kilometer (or so), sample another craft beer! There will be five different craft brews along the course. When you finish the 5K, enjoy a pint of your favorite craft beer!

All 5K finishers are rewarded with an awesome medal. For 2024, we are giving away a specially crafted magnetic bottle-opening medal. All participants also receive a short-sleeve performance tech shirt and a commemorative Mason Jar glass.

When you add up all the free beer, you will realize that you get a whopping 34 ounces included with your registration! That’s a whole lotta BEER! For obvious reasons, this is an adult-only (21+) event.


At select cities, the Shamrock Beer Run will be hosting a Brewfest party after the race. For 2024, there will be an awesome DJ playing fun music, tents to keep you warm and dry in case Mother Nature isn’t kind, food trucks, games, and more beer. It’s a party you don’t want to miss!

Check the city near you for details about the Shamrock Beer Run event and Brewfest.

Check out the awesome swag you get!

In addition to all the great swag that comes with your registration, this year we are offering an upgrade tech shirt that is absolutely beautifully designed and awesome! Snag one of these during the registration process! We have limited quantities, so register early!

We have fantastic medals for each participant. (2019 medal shown)
Each participant also receives a commemorative pint beer glass.
You can upgrade your shirt to a cool tech shirt! (Previous year's shirt shown)

Charities we support

Shamrock Beer Run is a fun event that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and all that is Irish. But we’re not without our serious side. Shamrock Beer Run and its parent organizations, Fun Races and Midwest Event Management believe in philanthropy and giving a portion of our proceeds to valued organizations.

Below are our charity partners for the 2020 Shamrock Beer Run. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more about the organization. We also have an opportunity for additional fundraising for these fantastic organizations through the event registration page!

Ainsley’s Angels of America Animal House Shelter Backpacks of Hope Busse Woods Running Club Friends of MADACC Gilda’s Club Girls On The Run Central Indiana John Boner Neighborhood Centers Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful Salute, Inc Shelter Inc The Little Red Door Cancer Agency

Visit our sponsors

Please visit the sponsor’s website to learn more about their products. If your organization would like to become involved with an amazing group of drinking runners, see Sponsor for more detail.

97WZOK Against The Grain Brewery Angry Orchard Anytime Fitness Black Husky Brewing Braxton Brewing Co Church Street Brewing Company Fleet Feet Food 4 Fuel Fountain Square Brew Co Fun-Races Health Fit Arlington Heights HomeLight J3 Timing nabee socks Rack House Kitchen & Tavern Reflector Brand Renewal By Andersen Samuel Adams Sun King Brewery Truly Hard Seltzer Vive Hard Seltzer Weather Tight West Sixth Brewing