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A 5k fun run ... with beer ... at the Craft Beer Show!

If you ever looked at the Ribfest and Craft Beer Show and said, "the only thing that could make this better is running," then this is for you. Run Waterloo brings a new experience to your favourite summer festival. 

RUN at RIBFEST: Sunday July 21, 11:00 a.m. 


Run at Ribfest pairs craft brews with running in the best possible way. We've put together a 1k loop through Victoria park that starts and ends in the licensed area, where you drink a beer sample each loop. On top of that, race entry comes with more beer tokens and everything in the Sunday Ribfest VIP package. Why wouldn't you want to #RunAtRibfest?

Available discounts for this race:

Run Waterloo members save 20% on all entry fees. Plus much more. Learn more or join today. Join one of our official group partners and save 10% on entry fees. Health and Performance. Runners' Choice. Running Rarebits. Looking for active team building opportunities? Inquire about our corporate group packages!

Registration fees

Beer Run at Ribfest 5k

Price changes in 20 days 23 hours
  • Price includes individual run entry, Sunday VIP entry to Ribfest, $20 in drink tokens, beer sample glass, and tax.

    1. CA$55.00
      Dec 11 – Jun 16
    2. CA$60.00
      Now registering Jun 16 – Jul 7
    3. CA$65.00
      Jul 7 – Jul 16
    4. CA$70.00
      Jul 16 – Jul 19

What's included

During the run

  • Grab a sample from each of five Ontario craft breweries. In 2018, the breweries were:
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  • Each lap, after your beer, head out on our great Victoria Park 1 kilometre loop, completely closed to traffic.
  • This is a fun run, not a timed race. The good times are from the blast you're going to have. 19+ only.


After the run:

  • Grab your Ribfest VIP package, which includes VIP wristband, souvenir glass, 5 more beer tokens, and more.
  • Early access to beer vendors after your run. (General admission starts at 12:00 p.m.)


Contact Information

Event Location

Victoria Park, Kitchener, ON, Canada

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