JUNE 8th, 2019 reports that when it comes to small towns with big beer scenes, Penticton still dominates.

Cannery Brewing Co. picked up some new silver and bronze medals in the 2018 awards season for Heist Maple Stout and Thornless fruit beer; They also just won gold for Skyler Punnets incredible lable art on the Sunblink Sour; Bad Tattoo Brewing took home Best Pilsner at this year’s Fest of Ale, and our newest Brewery Slack Water Brewing snagged peoples choice. What’s the Fest of Ale? Well, if you have to ask, we question your dedication to the craft, but we’ll humour you: It’s an amazing and super-popular beer fest that takes place in Penticton every April. There are plenty more events in this thriving community, too, like the Penticton Beer Run, which happens in June, or a beer crawl along the Penticton arm of the BC Ale Trail. Needless to say, you’ll have some epic tales of tannins and esters after a visit to this sessionable city.

Race Course – Click here for the 2018 course map! – 2019 course map will change slightly due to increase in registration and new breweries opening in Penticton!

Starting in a winery with spectacular vistas of Okanagan Valley, Lake and clay banks you’ll amble along Kettle Valley Rail Trail into Penticton’s downtown.  After your brewery samples and a couple food/water pit stops you’ll have seen, More thn a few orchards and wineries, Penticton’s waterfront, the historic paddle wheeler our downtown scene as well as our channel waterway. A couple more blocks and  you’ll  head to the finish line to celebrate!

Brewery and Eatery Overview

This is the greatest way ever to raise funds! Enter the BEST Beer Run in the west… You’ll know your entry fee went to a good cause, which helps you to enjoy the fun of the day. You’ll get incredible Okanagan scenery in warm spring weather, some fresh air, enjoy a quality beverage or two, and learn all about Penticton’s incredible award-winning craft beer scene and why Expedia voted Penticton No# 2 Craft Beer Town in Canada.

This is a beautiful, gentle 10 km course showing off some of the best vistas in the South Okanagan. The flat or gentle downhill route is easily managed by running or walking. Slightly new course for 2019. We will be starting at De Angelo Winery on Naramata Bench and using the KVR trail to enter town. The course will still take in all that is unique and special about Penticton and the surrounding area but will have a new finish line at Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre.

The Beer Run will include tastings from Cannery Brewing, Bad Tattoo Brewing, The Tin Whistle Brewing Company, Barley Mill Brew Pub & Sports Bistro, Highway 97 Brewing Company, Firehall Brewery and *NEW Slackwater Brewing! Bites from Smugglers Smoke House, Patio Burger  Papa John’s Pizza and even a mini ice cream offering from Lickity Splitz Pentictons newest Ice Cream purveyor

Water and food snacks included on course, food will be available for purchase at the finish line. AND… there is a party at the end – a good party! One you’ll be talking about for a while.

For more info, shuttles, accommodation packages and tickets head to the ticket link! Get those runners laced up and costumes out of your tickle trunk! Coming up June 8th.

  Please note:  the  course may change in 2019 due to new breweries opening in Penticton!

Start and Finish:

Shuttle buses will pick up at 9:00am.  Location will be posted with updated course map upon new Penticton brewery confirmations!

Watch this space for more info on the After Party!

Event Pricing

EARLY BIRD until Nov. 30th – $60!!

Dec. 1st to April 1st – $65/person
April 1st to May 28th – $75/person

Includes:  Shuttle, run, tastings, a beer at the finish line, food samples from Papa John’s pizza, Patio Burger and Smuggler’s Smokehouse along the course and the first 200 to register get a branded Growler!

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3rd Annual!  Don’t miss out, sign up today…
We are expecting to sell out in 2019!

It is important to highlight that the net proceeds of this event are donated to  the  Youth Outdoor Recreation Society. (Y.O.R.S) provides affordable programs for mainstream and at-risk youth to participate in outdoor recreation, education and leadership activities.
Community Support is very important to our company.  We believe strongly that giving back creates more opportunity and success for everyone.  What better start than exposing our kids to all the adventures of the valley?!  There is no better classroom than the great outdoors!

In 2018 we assisted in getting hundreds of kids active in the outdoors!