The Housatonic River Brewing 5K, at the Housatonic River Brewing Company in New Milford, CT is an amazing/perfect location to hold an event like this and with an early evening start/finish on the grounds of the brewery, it is sure going to be a night to remember!
5K $30 early registration through August 20 $35 August 21 through Race Day (August 27) **All runners 21 and over will receive ONE FREE ticket with their registration for a choice of one of HRB's hand crafted beers to use on the night of the event.**
BEER MILE There will be a beer mile after the awards ceremony starting at approx. 7:30 p.m. with 4 different divisions to choose from. For more information on official "beer mile" rules, please click on this link. Classic (1 runner): $20 Two-Person Team Relay (2 runners alternating laps): $25 per team Four-Person Team Relay (4 runners, 1 lap each): $25 per team Two-Person Team Relay (1 runner, 1 drinker): $25 per team
Refund Policy: There will no refunds and/or no transfers of your registration or bib to any other person. Entry fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting well in advance of the race date--including course preparation, race supplies, permits, and administration.
Race headquarters and start/finish will be located at the Housatonic River Brewing Company, 30 Kent Rd., New Milford, CT. There will be limited parking for runners at the brewery. Parking for the event will be off site across the river in the town of New Milford. Runners may park near the railroad station, on Youngs Field Rd., or on the surrounding streets in town. Runners must then walk over the pedestrian bridge over the Housatonic River and then through the Native Meadows Preserve to enter the brewery. PLEASE DO NOT walk on Route 7.
These rules are meant to make your experience during any Steep Endurance event a positive one. Most of these are common sense type policies that you will see at any road race.
Be aware of general hazards on the course (roots, rocks, potholes, cars, etc.)
Staying on Course: Following the marked course is MANDATORY. Part of the course is on trails and part of the course is on the road. The course will be well marked with flags and signage.
Dropping from the Race: If runners intend to drop out of the race, they must do so (unless in case of emergency) by notifying one of the course marshals at various locations on the course. Failure to do so means for all intensive purposes that the runner is lost, activating search and rescue. Time that is spent searching for a runner will be billed to such runner.
Runners will be advised that the Race Director or course marshals may pull any runner from the race at any time for gross negligence of the above rules.
Absolutely No Littering! The race is on Northwest Conservation District property and Housatonic River Brewing Company private property. Please respect that we are using it or the race. Failure to do so could jeopardize future events.
Race entries/bib numbers are not transferable--hence NO unofficial runners
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, Steep Endurance encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Housatonic River Brewing 5K. We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line. Runner safety is a a top priority for our events.
SMILE and enjoy the race! You get to have BEER when you finish!
Awards will be presented in the following age groups for both men and women: Overall, <20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Post Race Celebration
You’ve just finished the Housatonic River Brewing 5K! Enjoy your accomplishment, sit back, relax, and don’t forget to cheer on all the runners coming in behind you! We will have some music for you to enjoy on the patio outside plus some great local pizza! All runners 21 and over will receive ONE FREE ticket for a choice of one of HRB's hand crafted beers. That beer will certainly taste good after a hard effort on the course!
Lodging/Things to DO
New Milford is an iconic New England town with great shopping, outdoor activities, and great history. There are plenty of places to stay in and around New Milford if you want to spend a night or two. Click on this link for more information.
August is a perfect time of year for a run in Connecticut. With the race being a couple hours before dusk, temps will be warm, but cooling down as you run.
HOUSATONIC RIVER BREWING COMPANY
The Housatonic River Brewing Company is a brewery (est. 2018) located in the town of New Milford, CT. With an awesome selection of their very own hand crafted beers, collaborations with local farms and a unique space both inside/outside the brewery, they have created a great atmosphere for you and your friends to enjoy a fun day or night.