Ottawa Downtown

Ottawa West

Ottawa Beer Run

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  • October 20, 2019

    Icon Beer Where/when does the event Start?

    Come join us for a pre-drink at 11:00am but the first wave/flight pre-party starts at 11:10am!

    Icon Beer Where do I go to get my first beer and start this thing?!

    Don’t worry we got you covered! Put it into your GPS so you can get there on time! Yeah! Here are your Starting Locations.


    Your start line will be with Calabogie Brewing Co. located at 105 Schneider Rd.


    Your start line will be with Lowertown Brewery located at 73 York St.

    Calabogie Brewing Co. (Ottawa West) and Lowertown Brewery (Ottawa downtown) will be serving amazing craft beer starting at 11:00am and during the pre-parties.

    Icon Beer Start Times for each wave (beer goggles off to read)

    Ottawa Downtown will be invited to Lowertown Brewery for their pre-party 20min prior to their start time!

    Ottawa West will be invited to Calabogie Brewing Co. for their pre-party 20min prior to their start time!


    • Flight 1 - Sleeping Brewty's start at 11:30am - Pre-Party 11:10am
    • Flight 2 - Dingle Hoppers start at 12:15pm - Pre-Party 11:55am
    • Flight 3 - Bippity Hoppity start at 1:00pm - Pre-Party 12:40am
    • Flight 4 - Zip-a-dee-doo-d-ale start at 1:45pm - Pre-Party 1:25pm


    • Wave 1 - Cinder-Ale-as start at 11:30am - Pre-Party 11:10am
    • Wave 2 - Goofy Juices start at 12:15pm - Pre-Party 11:55am
    • Wave 3 - Mickey Malts start at 1:00pm - Pre-Party at 12:40pm
    • Wave 4 - Buzzed Lightyears start at 1:45pm - Pre-Party at 1:25pm

    Icon BeerPumped!!! How far do I have to run to get the beer and where am I going? AkA. The ROUTE!

    Distance in KM’s: 8K

    Beers Drank: No idea

    High Fives: All day Every day

    Canada Beer Run Fun = EPIC!

    Icon Beer Your Ottawa Beer Run Brewery Stops! YEEHA!


    Booyakasha! Calabogie Brewing Co.

    Oh yeah! Big Rig Brewery

    Waaahoo! Small Pony Barrel Works

    Uhuh! Whiprsnapr Brewing Co. (park)

    Whaaaa! Finish! Kichesippi Beer Co.


    Whoop! Lowertown Brewery

    Yass! Clocktower Brew Pub X 2!!

    Woohoo! Muskoka Brewing Co.

    Booyah Finish! Beyond The Pale Brewing Co.

    FINISH TIME - approx. 2:00 - 4:00pm

    Icon Beer The Beer Run Sell Out!

    1000 Participants - Upon registration participants will have to choose a wave and start time, each wave will have a maximum capacity of 125. Once a wave is at capacity it will be sold out! Whoop!

    Icon Beer Do I get a shirt or a medal? Ummm OF COURSE YOU DO!

    • Canada Beer Run shirt - YES!
    • Race bib - YES!
    • Beer Run Swag - YES!
    • Brewery Tours/stops - YES!
    • Beer Run Finisher's Medal - YES! But only if you always have to Finish!!  

    Icon Beer I get a race bib and a shirt!! Sweet! Where do I grab these and when? Aka. RACE KIT PICK UP!

    Race Kits can be picked up on Saturday October 19th at OCTOBER WEST BEER FEST located at 105 Schneider Rd. from 11am-6pm.

    If you are unable to pick up your race kit on Saturday - you will be able to grab your bib/shirt 20mins before your wave leaves on Sunday Morning at your specified start line. BUT Expect Lineups and wait time. This choice is not recommended. LOL. You could miss your first beer and we don't want that!

  • We HIGHLY recommend coming to kit pick up on Saturday to avoid lines on race morning and missing your first beer due to wait times.


    October West Beer Fest is all about bringing friends together to celebrate Beer! 3 breweries, including Small Pony Barrel Works, Calabogie Brewing Company and Big Rig Brewery (all located in Kanata) who teamed up in 2018 and decided to call a bunch of buddy breweries to come pour some beers.

    October West is located conveniently by public transit so it’s a breeze to come sample over a dozen local breweries, grab some great eats and drinks, let the dog play in the licensed off leash dog park, hang under huge festival tent and listen to some tunes. Perfect for the entire family! What else would be better on a Saturday!

  • October West is conveniently located next to public transit at 105-A Schneider Road in Kanata and there is plenty of free parking on-site as well!

    You can catch OC Transpo bus route 63 to the festival every half hour on Saturday at Tunney's Pasture station (right at the end of the O-Train Confederation Line). The trip takes 30 minutes. 

    Everyone MUST pick up their own race kit, we will be checking ID at all Kit Pick Ups. Cheers!

    Is there a Bag Check on Race Day? Not really! Who needs a bag when you have Beer!

    Our hands will be full of beer heading from Start Line to Finish line but send us an e-mail if you have a concern!

    Icon Beer More Race Details you should know!

    Each wave will have 3-6 Beer Bunnies who will pace the participants at each brewery and along the route.

    All breweries will be showcasing their finest hand crafted beers and have its own unique atmosphere that will energize you for the next leg of the route. Live entertainment, fresh air, beer education, brewery tours, beer games and of drinking!

    Icon Beer The Finish Line!!! And Transportation?

    This is in fact a GREAT question. As you know this an alcoholic event so we will not be shuttling anyone back to their cars. Our recommendation for the day is to have a friend or family member pick you up at the Finish and drop you off at the start OR bus, taxi, walk, bike, crawl to your closest and safest destination. You could even have a combination of all of them! Carpool! Thanks so much for understanding.

    Icon Beer Canada Beer Run Extras:

    Please Note: This is NOT a race for Children, strollers and animals. They will not be allowed in the race. This fun run is for strictly adults 19+ only. Thank you.

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