Beer – so refreshing after a great run! We’re kicking up our beer game at the O’Hartford this year with help from our friends at Small State Great Beer.
A new post-race experience, the O'Hartford Craft Brew Pub in Bushnell Park will feature four Connecticut breweries offering on-tap selections. Huge IPA fan? Love a dark beer? You get to choose! Each runner can select their free beer of choice included with registration, beer tickets also available for purchase on site by spectators/runners for $5 (21+ with ID only).
If you’re interested in a real taproom beer tasting experience, order a pass to the exclusive Flight Deck! Choose four beers for sampling and take home the four commemorative 4 oz glasses and the custom-made beer paddle they’re served on. The Flight Deck is a heated tent limited to 125 people only, order in advance to secure your spot, $20 each.
Learn more about the brews and breweries making the first-ever O'Hartford Craft Brew Pub a post-race experience not to miss:
- Hanging Hills Brewing Company (Hartford) – Guthrie Dry Irish Stout and Hills Pils
- Hog River Brewing (Hartford) – Golden Messenger Kölsch and Barry Square Irish Ale
- Kinsmen Brewing Company (Southington) – 21.3 IPA and Clark Brothers Porter
- 30 Mile Brewing Co (Old Saybrook) – Hazy fo’ Shazy IPA and Caffe a Borghesi Coffee Porter
O’Hartford 5K & Wee Mile is all about the Irish party: beer - see above! Festive music. Great food - race participants get authentic, delicious Irish Beef & Guinness Stew with vegetarian/Gluten-free Potato & Cheddar Soup option.
Hungry spectators can also nosh in the park, a selection of food truck vendors will be on site, including Frankie’s (hot dogs, fries, onion rings) and more!
Race start is 12:30 pm for the kids and 1:00 p.m for the 5K. We’ll open the Craft Brew Pub at noon for those who want to carbo-load before the race. It stays open until 2:30 pm.
Bring a friend – they’ll thank you!