Fall is around the corner (some say that it’s already here) and event season is in full swing here in the city that has it all…or at least we thought.

We know how great of a beer town New York has become. We dare you to try and find a bar where they only serve Buds and Bud Heavies.  There is delicious beer everywhere you turn around here.

New York is also a runner’s city.  While every turn will take you to a great pint, you may bump into a runner along the way.  Wait. A. Minute.  Is there a connection here?  Um, yes!  And, for that reason, another event was born.

The first annual Brew Hop 5K + Craft Beer Festival is coming to Randall’s Island Park on Sunday, September 18th. The event will feature unlimited tastings from 15 craft breweries around the Greater New York Area, such as: Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint Brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths, Third Rail Beer, Bronx Brewery, Gun Hill Brewing Company, Rockaway Brewing, KelSo Beer Company, Alphabet City Brewing, Blue Point Brewing Company, Great South Bay Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, and more.

The Brew Hop is a brand new event that gives attendees the chance to combine their love for running and craft beer, aiming to build a bridge between two seemingly unrelated yet perfectly compatible pastimes. The day starts off with a 5K race followed by a festival for attendees to indulge in the best beer New York City has to offer. In addition to the beers, runners will receive a souvenir pint glass, beer koozies, and congratulatory medal at the end of the race with their registration! For those interested in solely partaking in the post-race festivities, there is a ‘Beer Fest Only’ ticket available for purchase. VIP tickets are also available for purchase, which will grant access to a private lounge area with wait staff to get beers for you, free massages, private bathrooms, exclusive food and beer offerings, and a limited edition poster. The post-race festival will feature live music, lawn games, brewery row, art installations, local food trucks, and seating areas. In addition to the participating NY breweries, attendees will also enjoy beverages from Crabbie’s Ginger Beer and SpikedSeltzer.

For more information and to grab tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-brew-hop-5k-race-craft-beer-festival-nyc-registration-26290944924?aff=pr

See ya running. Or drinking.  Or both.