Growler Gallop Detroit


We are back for year three and bigger than ever!  The Growler Gallop will still have a 10 mile race and a 5K race starting and finishing at The Famous Atwater Brewery!  The 10 mile course will take you along the riverwalk and around Belle Isle, while the 5K will use the riverwalk and loop back around just before the bridge to Belle Isle.  We will have great live music, medals, food and beer for all participants.  The best part is we have the best prizes you could ask for Growlers of Beer!! To all the fast ones out there you will have a chance to win our CASH PRIZES and KEGS!!


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When and Where

Sunday September 11th, 2016

Atwater Brewery
237 Joseph Campau Street
Detroit , MI 48207


Parking will be available in the lot at the end of Jos Campau Ave at the RiverWalk for $5 per car or on any of the surrounding neighborhood roads. Bring exact change to keep the parking moving.

Please do not park on the course as it makes it unsafe for athletes. Roads that will not be available for parking are Franklin between Chene and Adair and Joseph Campau, Adair, and Mt Elliot south of Jefferson. Leave all valuables at home or in a safe place and out of sight within your vehicle. The event is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

NOTE: Please leave extra time to park and make your way to the starting line.


Schedule of Events

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Early Packet Pickup – 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saturday September 9th @ RunDetroit
  • address:  441 W Canfield St #5, Detroit, MI 48201
Race Day – Sunday, September 10th
  • 1:30 – 3:40pm – Athlete registration and packet pickup at Atwater Brewery
  • 4:00 pm – 10 mile race start
  • 4:06 pm – 5 Kilometer race starts
  • 5:30pm – 5k awards
  • 6:15 pm – 10 mile awards

Entry Fees

Event Thru Mar 31st Thru May 31st Thru July 31st  Thru Race Day
10 Mile $41 $48 $53 $58
5K $26 $31 $36 $40


Note: availability of hoodies will change as the race nears.  We have ordered 225 extra hoodies (40% more than currently registered on 8/29)  Hoodies are not guaranteed but availability of all sizes can be seen on the registration page.

What You Get With Your Registration

  • Includes 1 Growler Gallop Hoodie*
    • As of 8/29 250 Hoodies are still available with entry
  • 2 beer tickets for Atwater Craft Beer and post race food
  • Live Motown music before and after the event
  • Custom Bottle Opener Medals


* Additional hoodies may be purchased for $15



  • Both the Growler Gallop Ten Miler and 5K will be chip timed and gun timed by Trivium Racing.  All awards will be based on GUN TIME.
  • Finishers awards will be given to all finishers of the 10 Miler and 5K event.
  • Cash prize awards to the top 3 overall male and female finishers in the 10 Miler Distance
    • $150 -1st place, $100 – 2nd place, $75 – 3rd place.
  • Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • 1st place in age groups: A growler of Atwater’s finest beer! (under 21 awards will vary)
  • 2nd and 3rd place in age group: Unique local and/or beer-related prizes!



Course Maps

    The race will start at historic Atwater Brewery. The 10 mile course will quickly make its way to the riverfront where it will follow the river until it reaches Belle Isle Park. Runners will get a chance to see the sights of Belle Isle as they make a loop around the island. Athletes will then head back to Atwater Brewery where the fun really begins.

    There are five water stops on the course that will have both water and Gatorade. At the midway point stop you will be able to also get Gu Gels.

    Due to police and road closures everyone will be kept on a strict 16 minute per mile pace.  If runners fall behind this pace by mile 5 they will be asked to either take a ride back to the finish or to obey all traffic laws while they complete the course.

    This flat fast 5K course will spend most of its time on the riverfront. The out and back course will allow athletes to see their competition after they make their turnaround! Athletes will finish to the sound of Motown music and the taste of the best beer in the region!


Rules & Guidelines

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Refund Policy: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.

Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.



Results for this event are available below: