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Have a question about the Famous Canadian Beer Run & Festival? Our Brewmaster has put together answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Don’t see your question here? Email us and we’ll do our best to get back to you within 48 hours.

When and where does the Famous Canadian Beer Run & Festival take place?

The Toronto Edition of the Famous Canadian Beer Run will be held at Ontario Place (955 Lake Shore Boulevard West) in Toronto on September 17, 2017.

What time does the run start?

The event is run in waves of 500 participants every 30 minutes starting at 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. When a wave is sold out it will be removed from the registration page as an option. Register early to secure your preferred wave start time.

What time does the Craft Beer and Food Festival start?

The Festival opens at 11 a.m. for runners and festival goers.

When and where is race kit pick up?

Early and event-day kit pick-up details will be announced soon.

How do I register? How much does it cost? Can I register on race day?

Register here online through our partner RaceRoster.com.

We have an early bird pricing structure – the earlier you register the better the price! Our pricing starts at $55 and goes up to $80 in the weeks before the run.

There is race day registration and you will be able to purchase additional beverage chips on-site on event day.

Online registration closes 3pm on September 16.

What does my entry fee include?

Your run entry fee includes:

  • entry into post-run Craft Beer & Food Festival
  • 4 beer/beverage chips (good for two 8 oz. beers, or four 4 oz. beer samples)
  • commemorative beer stein
  • run t-shirt
  • race kit filled with samples
  • customized race bib

Festival Goers pass (non runners) includes:

  • entry into post-run Craft Beer & Food Festival
  • 4 beer/beverage chips (good for two 8 oz. beers, or four 4 oz. beer samples)
  • commemorative beer stein

I’ve already registered but want to purchase additional beer/beverage chips. How can I do that?

  • Once registered, you can go back to our registration page anytime to purchase additional beer/beverage chips (two chips are good for an 8 oz beer, or two 4 oz beer samples).
  • Please note that food vendors accept cash only

Can my non-running spouse/friend/partner come to the Festival? What about my kids?

Yes! We offer a Festival Goer pass for $25 (available for purchase on our registration page). This includes a commemorative beer stein and 4 beer chips each (good for two 8 oz beers, or four 4 oz beer samples). Additional beverage chips may be purchased online when registering. You will be provided with a wristband to wear.

The run and festival is restricted to ages 19+.

Please note that entry to Ontario Place is controlled due to permit and insurance reasons. To this end, only those who are running and those who have purchased a Festival Goer pass will be admitted.

I don’t drink beer. Can I still enter?

Absolutely! We love non-beer drinkers too! Use your chips for gluten free cider or vodka at one of our non-beer vendor booths.

What is the course like?

The 5KM closed-to-traffic course is run mostly on wide, paved paths. The route winds its way through Ontario Place, alongside the lake and through the east and west island grounds. The course is mostly flat, with some short grades – including a crossing of a pedestrian bridge. This is not a PB course! The course is not chip timed.

Is there beer on course?

No. At the Famous Canadian Beer Run the tasting comes after the race at the Festival.

Is this a pet/stroller friendly event?

Unfortunately, this event is not suitable for pets or strollers.

What if it rains?

We’ve put in our order for a hot sunny day, but just in case… Our event runs rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, we reserve the right to cancel, postpone or otherwise adjust the event.

I want to volunteer. Can you hook me up?

Yes! Email us in brewmaster@famouscanadianbeerrun.com for details.