THE FUNNEST RUN IN TOWN

​​The Cincinnati Beer Run is almost here! Below are some important items to know about the event. 


As with all of our races, please make sure to bring your ID to check-in, as the ABC, Newport and Cincnnati police require everyone to show proof of age, on event day, to participate in this event.

On the day of the event, please show up at Riverboat Row on the banks of the Ohio River below Newport on the Levee (1 Levee Way Newport, KY)

Advance Packet Pickup:

You can pickup your items in advance on Wednesday (9/20) at Braxton Brewery, in Covington, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.  Please note that all team packets will be together.  Only one member of your team will need to pickup packets.  If you wish to pick up a packet for an individual, you must know exactly how their name and email address appear on their registration. 

Event Day:


You must bring a valid ID on Friday, September 22.  No exceptions. The KY ABC and Newport Police require we verify that each participant is 21 years of age or older on event day. 

If you did advance packet pick up:

Please arrive down on Riverboat Row 45 - 60 minutes before your start time and make your way to the Check-in tent so your ID can be checked and we can place a bracelet on your wrist. You will also receive your glow wear at this time.

If you did not pick up your packet early:

Please arrive down on Riverboat Row an hour and 30 minutes before your start time and make your way to the registration tables. They will be alphabetized by the first letter of your last name. We will also check your ID and place your bracelet on you here. Please do not remove your bracelet until the entire event is over.

If you purchased extra glow items, mugs, or shot glasses and did not receive them at advance packet pickup: 

These items can be picked up at our Merchandise Sales and Pickup booth near the check-in area.

Run Start:

Volunteers will gather the waves and walk all participants up to the starting line before your start time. Please do not walk up to the Purple Bridge until a volunteer takes your wave group up. You’ll see them holding signs up with each wave time. Just a reminder that the first wave - walkers are going off at 7:20PM.

During the Run:

At the beer stops each participant shall receive one sample. Please drink the sample and place your empty cup into the garbage can that is past the beer stop.

Volunteers will be on the course to guide you if you're uncertain as to where to go. Walkers, please stay to the right and let all runners pass you on the left. As a courtesy to the runners, please do not walk more than two people side by side while in Smale Park.

There will be a water stop and porta-lets on the Ohio side of the run along the sidewalk across from Broadway (between the Reds Stadium and US Bank Arena).

After the Run & the Official after-party at Newport Oktoberfest:

Each bib has a "One Beer" tear-off. Please do not remove this. Once you cross the finish line, into Oktoberfest, head to a beer booth of your choice and turn in the tear-off for a beer. You'll receive your CBR glass stein here with your beer.


We're excited to have you at our event and we are dedicated to ensuring that each of you have a great time. That being said, your safety is our number one priority.

Please do not drink and drive:

Call a cab or use Lyft.  If you're a new Lyft user, you can use promo code: CBRGLOW2017 to save money.