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Chicago 2020

Saturday, March 7th! Save the date!  For 2020, we will be at Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village, IL!

Plan to join us for a huge party and lots of beer.

Schedule
12:00 Brewfest Opens
2:00 5K Starts
6:00 Brewfest Closes

funRewards Particpants

If you are a Fun Races funRewards program participant, visit www.fun-races.com/funrewards/ for the latest information regarding the points required for registering for this event. If you are not a Fun Races funRewards program participant, consider joining.  It’s free!  Earn 10 points for every dollar you spend on a qualified Fun-Races event.  Learn more at  www.fun-races.com/funrewards.

FAQ

Am I registered?  You can check by logging into RunSignUp.com/profile, then clicking on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side).

Is the event walker friendly?  Absolutely!  More than half the participants walk the course.

When and where is Packet Pickup?  Packet pickup schedule will be posted when we are closer to the event.

Can I switch from Brewfest Entry to the 5K Beer Drinker?  Yes. Log into RunSignUp.com/profile, click on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side).
Click on Manage Registration (middle of page)
Click the Transfer Event tab on the left
Click the Start Transfer and make your selection.

Can I change my bib name? Yes, until February 20.  Log into RunSignUp.com/profile, click on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side).
Click on Manage Registration (middle of page)
Click on Questions (Left Hand Side) then type in the bib name you’d like.

Can I change my shirt size?  Yes, until March 1.  Log into RunSignUp.com/profile, click on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side).
Click on Manage Registration (middle of page)
Click on Giveaway, then select the new size/style you’d like.

What do BrewFest only entries get? They receive one Pint of beer and Entry to the BrewFest. No pint glass, no shirt, and no medal.

When do I get my shirt?  You get your shirt and pint glass at Packet Pickup or when you Check-In race day.

Can we get our stuff race day?  Yes, we will open Check in at 12:00pm on race day.

Can I pick up my friends’ stuff? Yes, you just need their ID.

I can’t make the race, what are my options?  You have two choices so you don’t just eat the money.
1. Come to Packet Pickup and get your stuff.  You won’t get the beer, but you can have a shirt, pint glass and medal.
2. Sell or give away your registration.  You need to  Log into RunSignUp.com/profile, click on My Registered Races (lower left-hand side).
Click on Manage Registration (middle of page)  Click the Transfer to Another Runner tab (left-hand side), then enter the new runner’s name and email. There is no charge for  you to do this yourself online.  If you require Fun-Races help, email andrea@fun-races.com – we charge $10 to assist you.

Where should I park?  There is plenty of parking at Busse Woods.

Can I push a stroller?  No.  This event is 21+ only.  Insurance and the State require that no one under 21 be admitted.  There is a lot of beer here.

Can my kids come, even if they don’t run?  No.  This event is 21+ only.  Insurance and the State require that no one under 21 be admitted.  There is a lot of beer here.

Do you offer gluten-free beer?  Sorry, no we don’t.

If you have another question, please email chicago@shamrockbeerrun.com

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 organization, Fun Races, Inc. believe in philantropy and giving a portion of our proceeds to valued organizations.

Below is a list of charity organizations we supported in 2019. We encourage you to visit their websites to learn more about each one. We would also like to encourage you to bring items to donate!

Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, no kill shelter that rescues, rehabilitates and adopts out all breeds of dogs and cats. Every animal rescued is spay/neutered, receives all vaccines and boosters, heartgard, frontline, dewormed and a microchip before it is adopted. Foster homes and volunteers are always needed. Serving Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa.
Northern Illinois Food Bank solves hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need in Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will & Winnebago counties. Help them make a difference for hungry neighbors when you donate time, food or money.
The Ross K. MacNeill Foundation is dedicated to fighting pediatric brain cancer in the memory of 11-year-old Ross K. MacNeill. Ross was a devoted hockey player (#33) and Chicago Blackhawks fan that lived his life with joy, strength, courage and selflessness. He died of a malignant brain tumor, in 2013.
Salute, Inc. mission is to passionately pursue meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of military service members, veterans and their families. They strive to raise awareness of their sacrifices and provide a safety net to ensure every military family is treated with honor and dignity.
Shelter, Inc.'s mission is to help and protect children who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision. It is accomplished by providing 24-hour emergency and longer-term care, creating community awareness and education to prevent such abuse and neglect, and promoting healthy families to reduce child abuse and neglect.