I love running and I love craft beer. I love them both even more when I have the opportunity to combine them at a brewery run club. Sometimes I even hit the trifecta of beer, running and Skirt Sports…
As I mentioned in the article I wrote for Skirt Sports, I’m not alone in that love. In fact, I’m super excited that it’s popular enough that many of the local breweries have a running event during the week. Here are 5 brewery run clubs you can try out if you live in (or are visiting) the Northern Virginia area.
- Port City – Every Monday night at 7pm, Port City Brewing and Pacers Running host a fun run called Joggers and Lagers. Choose to run 1, 3, or 5 miles and finish at the Tasting Room. If you are feeling hungry, check out the food truck of the day. Some weeks you might even get to check out some cool products from Pacers’ vendors.
- Mad Fox – On Wednesday nights at 6:30pm, rain or shine (or snow storm or crazy cold and windy or…), join the Mad Fox Run Club for a run or walk on the W&OD trail. 3 and 5 mile distances are marked, but run or walk as much as you’d like. Enjoy happy hour prices on appetizers and beer after the run! Dogs and kids are welcome, but dogs must stay on the patio when at the restaurant.
- Old Ox – The Trottin’ Oxen runs take place at 10:30am on Saturdays. Like many NoVa breweries, Old Ox is near the W&OD Trail, so runners head there for their run, with pace and distance being up to the runner.
- Caboose Brewing – Join Caboose Brewing Company for their “Trail and Ales” run on Monday evenings at 6:30pm. Caboose has partnered with Grass Roots Fitness and DC Capital Striders for their runs. The W&OD trail passes mere feet from the brewery, so runs begin at Mile Marker 12. Run 3, 5, or a distance of your choosing at any pace.
- Lost Rhino – The “Rhino Chasers” meet every Tuesday at 6pm (weather permitting) at Lost Rhino Retreat, where they have the option for an organized 1, 3 or 5 mile run through Brambleton.
I know these aren’t the only brewery run clubs in the area, so if you know of more, drop me a link and I’ll add the information to the post. And if you’d like to know more about visiting some of these breweries, here are five NoVa breweries worth visiting.
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30 thoughts on “Brewery Run Clubs in Northern Virginia”
Oh how fun! I was in a running club when I lived in Va beach and depending what night it was we would all get together for dinner and drinks afterwards. I’m looking forward to that now that I’ll be back in the VA Beach for the summer:)
It’s so much fun to get a work out in and then be social.
Very fun! I will be working out of Alexandria soon, so I should def check out the Port City one.
I keep meaning to get over to that one. It’s actually on a day I could do it too LOL.
I bet these would go over really well with my running group in NC, but we don’t have alot of options of breweries. In fact, I can only think of one downtown.
All you need is one. ;o) I can’t remember what part of NC you are in, but Asheville was beer brewing central.
These all sound like so much fun! Thank you for sharing this Great List!! 🙂
I love running for beer. Just sayin’
Because beer and running go together–like peanut butter and jelly!
Yes. Yes, they do. And now I have the song “love and marriage” stuck in my head.
This is awesome! I wish we had that many options here. We have one that meets up at a local bar, but they don’t really do craft beers so it isn’t nearly as exciting!
Yeah, we are super lucky in this area with so many craft beer options.
I think you would love Colorado. The town my aunt lives in has running store with theshoes in front, and a pub in the back. Shoes N Brews, serving Colorado craft beers.
I know I’d love Colorado for so many reasons. I’ve heard of that store and totally want to visit it.
The idea of combining a fun run with a post run social event seems to be becoming more and more of the norm across the country. Its great that there are so many opportunities in our area for social/running gatherings.
Fun stuff. I’m not a big beer drinker but I sometimes appreciate a cold one while watching sports 🙂 I’m so cliche!
Come run with me – you can get wine at Mad Fox…
Brewery running clubs?! What? This is such an awesome concept!
There is a local place that does a Brewery 5K, but it’s more than I’m willing to put out for a 5K. Maybe one of this years I’ll suck it up to try the beer!
These look fun! I don’t drink beer, but a glass of wine or something else will do just fine. 🙂
when it’s warmer I will have to come out to one of the Mad Fox runs!
They have wine too…
This is a far for me to do regularly, but I’d love to make a trip to run one of these when I’m in the area! #willrunforbeer
Ooh, need to do this one of these years! Love running and beer 🙂
Come join me at Mad Fox some Wednesday!
Beer and running…. hmmmm. The best combo.
Yes, yes it is.
I am not a beer drinker but can understand why this would be fun.
During the marathon last week, one of the bars was giving away beer to the runners… I had not seen it before.
However, the Medoc marathon in France runs by wineries…
Breweries or wineries, it’s all good. ;o)
Old Ox has added Tuesday 6:30pm runs to their Trottin’ Oxen runs. https://www.facebook.com/groups/trottinoxen/