The Famous Canadian Beer Run & Festival
Hello beer runners!
Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented circumstances.
As part of the Ontario government’s recently-released framework for re-opening the province, Phase 3 of the reopening plan includes relaxing restrictions on public gatherings. However, restrictions on large public gatherings like concerts and sporting events will “continue to be restricted for the foreseeable future.”
With this in mind and in the absence of a clear timeline for reopening of events like ours, it is with regret and sadness that we announce that the 2020 Famous Canadian Beer Run (5th anniversary) will not be held as originally scheduled on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
If you are registered for the 2020 event, you will recieve direct communication from us regarding next steps.
Thank you to those of you who have reached out with messages of support. As a family owned-and-operated business, your notes mean the world to us!
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.
Six 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 10:30 a.m. Additional beverage tokens can be purchased online or on-site at the Festival.
Includes entrance into festival, beer stein and four beer/beverage chips good for 2 beers or 4 samples. Restricted to ages 19 and up.
CA$25.00Nov 15 - Jun 18
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.
Super Early Bird Pricing (48 Hours Only!)Nov 15 – Nov 17
CA$50.00Nov 18 – Dec 31
CA$60.00Jan 1 – Apr 30
CA$70.00May 1 – Jul 31
CA$80.00Aug 1 – Jun 18
- September 12 8:00 AM EDT - Race Day Bib/Shirt Pick Up (until 12 p.m.)
- September 12 10:00 AM EDT - Wave 1 Start
- September 12 10:30 AM EDT - Festival Opens
- September 12 10:30 AM EDT - Wave 2 Start
- September 12 11:00 AM EDT - Wave 3 Start
- September 12 11:30 AM EDT - Wave 4 Start
- September 12 12:00 PM EDT - Wave 5 Start
- September 12 12:30 PM EDT - Wave 6 Start
- September 12 4:00 PM EDT - Last Call
- September 12 5:00 PM EDT - Festival Closes