HopCat Beer Me! 5k presented by Oddside Ales


Celebrate Beer City, USA with the Best Brewpub in the US – HopCat – and one of our favorite local breweries – Oddside Ales! This will be an accurately measured 5k course with an awesome shirt, unique finisher’s glass, and a hoppin after party! This course is set up to be a fast, competitive race.  We will have standard overall and age group awards for the pure runner. Enjoy a well produced 5K race and have a beer on us at the end!

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When and Where

Sunday May 27th, 2018

25 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids , MI


There is plenty of parking on streets and parking decks in the area.  Please leave time to make your way from your car to the race site.

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pickup – May 26th

  • TBD

 Race Day – May 27th

  • 2:00 – 3:45pm: Packet Pick Up at HopCat Grand Rapids
  • 4:00pm: Race Start
  • 4:30pm: After Party Starts!
  • 5:30pm: Awards

Entry Fees

Type Until February 28th Through April 30th Through Race Day
5K $32/$25* $37/$25* $42/$30*

Note: availability of custom shirts will change as the race nears.  To guarantee a shirt, sign up by May 17th.  All shirt availability can be seen on the registration page.

*Due to costs and logistics, the price of the race has increased this year.  We will continue to put on the best events possible and make our events well worth the money you put into them!  If you are not interested in a finishers glass, beer tickets, or race shirt, and just want to race an amazing event please choose the economy package for a discounted event cost without the goodies.

What You Get With Your Registration

  • Custom Race T-shirt (2017 race shown) must register by May 17th to guarantee a shirt

Men’s       Sizing                                                                         Women’s     Sizing


  • Tickets for Two Free Beers
  • Chip-timed Live Results
  • Access to the After Party with live music!
  • Unique Awards
  • Finisher’s Glass


  • The event will be chip timed by Trivium Racing
  • Finishers’ awards will be given to all finishers
  • Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups: open, 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+


Course Maps

    The 5k course will be a single loop starting and finishing at HopCat. The course will follow along the Riverwalk for the majority of the route.

    *The course is subject to change based on city approval and construction.


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.



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