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Hops for Hope 5K Coming Soon To Nearby St. Charles

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Hops for Hope is a BEER 5K and St. Charles’ BREWFEST

Beer 5K Information:

Date: Saturday, October 14th

Start Time: 12:00pm CDT

Location: Mount Saint Mary Park – Route 31 & Prairie Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

Register using this link , click here.

Price: $70.00 Race Fee + $5.69 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $75.00 after October 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm CDT

To participate in the Brewfest only, not the 5K

Start Time: 12:30pm CDT
Price: $55.00 Race Fee + $4.79 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $60.00 after October 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm CDT

The 5K portion is a twist on the traditional 5K. The event has been awarded the Top 100 Races in America by BibRave, the 5K is timed and the course is certified, whether you are a serious runner or walker who loves beer, this event is for you.​

The 5K will start at Mount Saint Mary Park in St. Charles, and continue towards Geneva on the scenic path through Wheeler Park, and end back at Mount Saint Mary Park for the BrewFest.

Proceeds benefit Project Mobility’s mission to bring adaptive cycling opportunities to the lives of children, adults, and wounded service members with disabilities. Throughout the 5K, there will be 6 Beer Stops featuring local craft breweries handing out 3-ounce beer samples to runners. Post 5K will be the BrewFest. You will get 18 samples of beer while listening to InFunktious and Bronson Rock while enjoying a variety of food thanks to Craft Urban, purchase some raffle tickets for our “Mountain of Beer” and view their Adaptive Bike Giveaway Presentation. In 2022 the organization was able to donate over $25,000 in adaptive bicycles from the funds raised by the event.


  • No one under 21 is allowed at Hops for Hope 5K & BrewFest. This includes babies and strollers. 
  • All ticket types have access to the Brewfest (Combo Pack, Brewfest Only & Designated Driver)
  • Packet Pick-Up is MANDATORYNO RACE DAY PICK-UP (5K ONLY, Brewfest only tickets do not need to attend Packet Pick-Up)
  • No food tickets for 2023! Just pay (cash or card) when you order your food.
  • We will have a wave start for the 5K

Packet Pick-Up Options

Pick whichever Packet Pick-Up works best for your schedule! Want a FREE 1 week membership at F45? Want to stick around for a beer at 93 Octane? What about dinner and drinks at Evergreens? Your choice!

  • Packet Pick-Up is Mandatory for 2023
  • You cannot pick up items on Race Day
  • Must bring ID to Packet Pick-Up
  • You can pick up for a friend/family (must have a photo of their ID)
  • Brewfest Only/Designated Drivers do not need to attend Packet Pick-Up – Only 5K participants need to

To register, buy tickets, volunteer, or get more information on this event, visit the event organizers’ website HERE.

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