Hops for Hope 5K is a twist on the traditional 5K! The event is timed and the course is certified, whether you are a runner or walker this event is for you. You can take a casual stroll with your friends and sip on beer samples throughout the course or you can run to get your best time and skip the beer stops (discounted price) or chug your beer and go.
The 5K will start at the beautiful Mount Saint Mary Park in St. Charles and head towards Geneva on the scenic path through Wheeler Park and end back at Mount Saint Mary Park for the Award Ceremony!
THAT'S A WEIRD TWIST?! We think you mean delicious and fun! Throughout the 5K there will be Refueling Stations (Beer Stops) featuring local craft breweries handing out 3-ounce beer samples to runners. Throughout the 5K you will sample 6 different craft beers. At the Awards Ceremony you will be able to receive 2 pints of your favorite craft beer you sampled throughout
The Award Ceremony will feature a live band, more beer, local restaurants, vendors, awards (of course!) and our Adaptive Bike Giveaway.
*All runners must be 21 years or older and show a valid ID day of the race. Per City and Park District Ordinance NO Strollers or babies are allowed. This will be strictly enforced.
**Race is limited to 1,000 participants
**Deadline for Guaranteed T-Shirt is September 22, 2020 11:59 PM.
***No animals – unless they are service animals