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The Famous Canadian Beer Run & Festival


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The 4th annual Famous Canadian Beer Run & Festival returns to Toronto on Saturday, September 14, 2019. More than 3,000 runners will lace up for a scenic 5-kilometre loop through Ontario Place, crossing the finish line into the heart of a craft beer and food festival. 

About the Run

Take in stunning views of Lake Ontario, the CN Tower and city skyline as you take a tour of Ontario Place’s East and West Islands. This closed-to-traffic 5-kilometre route is run on wide, paved paths and is mostly flat with a few short hills and a pedestrian bridge crossing. There is one water station on course. Cross the finish line and you’ll be bestowed with your very own Famous Canadian Beer Run stein, and two beers to get you started at the Craft Beer & Food Festival. The course is not timed, and walkers, runners and beer-lovers of all abilities are welcome. 

Five wave start times are available and are limited to 500 participants each, ensuring that there is plenty of room on the course for you to take in the scenery. Choose your preferred wave start time when you register. 

Included with run registration is a custom Famous Canadian Beer Run stein, soft cotton run shirt, entry into the post-run Festival and beverage tokens good for 2 full drinks or 4 sample pours from our beer, cider or vodka vendors. 

About the Festival

Our craft beer and food festival is where the magic happens. Cross the finish line and enter the Festival, where craft beer vendors are waiting for you to stop by their booths! Enjoy your favourites or sample new brews as you and your friends relax in Muskoka chairs while listening to live music. Cider and vodka cocktails are also on offer, as well as delicious food from Toronto’s most sought-after food trucks. Peruse the other booths or just enjoy an afternoon of relaxation.  

Festival Only passes are available for non-runners at a cost of $25.

Included with Festival Only registration is a custom Famous Canadian Beer Run stein, entry into the post-run Festival and beverage tokens good for 2 full drinks or 4 sample pours from our beer, cider or vodka vendors.

Run and Festival Only passes restricted to ages 19+. Festival area is open to the public, but only registered runners and passholders can participate in the sampling. Festival opens at 11 a.m. Additional beverage tokens can be purchased online or on-site at the Festival.

Registration fees

5KM Run/Walk

Price changes in 18 days 18 hours
  • Includes the run, t-shirt, entrance into festival, beer stein and four beer/beverage chips good for 2 beers or four samples. Restricted to ages 19 and up.

    1. CA$39.00
      Sep 15 – Sep 18
    2. CA$49.00
      Now registering Sep 18 – Jan 1
      Register
    3. CA$55.00
      Jan 1 – May 1
    4. CA$60.00
      May 1 – Jul 2
    5. CA$65.00
      Jul 2 – Aug 1
    6. CA$75.00
      Aug 1 – Sep 1
    7. CA$80.00
      Sep 1 – Sep 13

Festival Only Pass (non-runner)

Includes entrance into festival, beer stein and four beer/beverage chips good for 2 beers or 4 samples. Restricted to ages 19 and up.

  1. CA$25.00
    Sep 15 - Sep 13
    Register

ADDITIONAL Beer/Beverage Tokens

If you want to purchase additional beer/beverage tokens, please select this option and then select the amount of Beer/Beverage Tokens you would like to purchase under "Products & merchandise".

  1. CA$3.00
    Sep 15 - Sep 13
    Register

Event Schedule

  • September 14 8:00 AM EDT - Race Day Bib/Shirt Pick Up (until 12 p.m.)

  • September 14 10:30 AM EDT - Wave 1 Start

  • September 14 11:00 AM EDT - Festival Opens

  • September 14 11:00 AM EDT - Wave 2 Start

  • September 14 11:30 AM EDT - Wave 3 Start

  • September 14 12:00 PM EDT - Wave 4 Start

  • September 14 12:30 PM EDT - Wave 5 Start

  • September 14 4:00 PM EDT - Last Call

  • September 14 5:00 PM EDT - Festival Closes

Contact Information

Event Location

955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Click here to view map
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