Run and Cheer

For Pints of Beer!

Welcome to the 2nd annual Albuquerque Brew Dash! The only event bringing together two of New Mexico’s favorite pastimes, running and delicious craft beer.  Come out and join us for an awesome day of burning calories followed by great beer, food, and live music!  We will be serving some of the great beers from many of the state’s acclaimed breweries, along with a lightning fast 5k race through the streets of downtown Albuquerque to burn off those calories for a guilt free good time!

Albuquerqueans are obsessed with running and craft beer, and we wanted to create an event where we could celebrate our love of both activities.

Josh Rogers, Founder, ABQ Brew Dash

Event Description



You, your friends, your family, co-workers, and any hard core or casual runners and drinkers.



A super-awesome beer race through downtown Albuquerque with a beer garden, live music, food trucks, and fun at Civic Plaza. After your race, you get one free beer of your choice in your free collector’s pint glass! Additional beers and merchandise will be available for sale!



Albuquerque’s best craft beers will be available!
- Marble Brewery
- Santa Fe Brewing
- Red Door Brewing
- La Cumbre Brewery
- Bosque Brewing
- Boxing Bear Brewery
- Rio Bravo Brewery

Race Information

Date: Saturday, May 14th 
5k Start: 1PM
Beer Garden: 1:15 – 6:00
Security will distribute wristbands to adults over 21 before and after the race.

Packet Pickup

Friday May 13th
Rio Bravo Brewing Company
1912 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102



Participant Information

Participants please click here for important information and details.


RunFit: Runfit’s mission is to provide opportunities for children to engage in running at all levels as a means to a healthy, active and positive lifestyle.

New Mexico Brewers Guild: The mission of the NM Brewers Guild is to support the development of a robust craft brewing industry and inspire a culture of quality beer appreciation in New Mexico.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the race actually serve beer on the route?

Unfortunately, no. State & city alcohol regulations prohibit the serving of beer during the race.

Can I buy more beer after I finish?

Yes! Along with your free beer with your race entry you may purchase additional beers at the festival.

I have a friend/family member under 21 who just wants to run with us. Can they do that?

Yes! The run is open to everyone and individuals 21 and up will have access to the beer garden.

Do I have to dress up in a costume?

You do not have to dress up….although the ABQ Brew Dash is far more enjoyable when you don some ridiculous costume!

Do I have to be a runner to participate?

Of course not! The ABQ Brew Dash encourages people of all shapes, sizes and body types to get out there and Dash with us! You can run, walk, skip, or crawl!

What does my registration fee include?

Your registration fee includes a whole lot! You get an event t-shirt, a collectible pint glass, and a free beer!

I can’t make the race but my friend can; can I transfer my registration to him/her?

Registration transfers are allowed. To transfer your registration, login to Eventbrite and you will be given the option to transfer to someone else. The transfer fee charged by is $5.

How can I create a team?

Just select the team registration option, minimum of six.  Additional team members will not be allowed after the initial registration.

How can my friends join my team?

Teams must be fully formed at the start of initial registration.

I’m a team captain. How do I go in and find out who is on my team?

If you created a team, you’re the team captain and can see who all is registered under your team name by visiting

Is there a limit to the number of people who can be on my team?

Hell no! We love teams of all sizes, from 2 to 100! We even give out an award to the biggest team!

Do I have join a team?

Hell no! But it’s a lot more fun to Dash with friends!

Can I pick up a packet for someone else?

Yes just make sure you have permission to pick it up for them.

I don’t see my name on the online bib # list. Am I still in the race?

You most likely are. Our staff is very busy race week making sure all preparations are in place for you to have a great time, so they sometimes get less opportunities to update the bib # list. Give our team a call at 505-362-6047 or email us and they can look in the online system to see if you are indeed signed up.

What time should I be there on Saturday?

Racing chips will be available for pickup beginning an hour before the start of the race. We recommend you be there 45 minutes before the start of the race to pickup your chip, grab some water, check in a bag, and warmup.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need your ID at check-in to get your wristband, some extra cash for any food/beverages you may want before or after the race, and your sense of humor, of course!

How do I get the beer?

In order to get beer during The ABQ Brew Dash, you’ll need two things: a wristband and your token. You’ll get your bib at Packet Pick-up, and your token as well. You can get the wristband an hour prior to the start of the race or after you finish by showing your ID to our security guards to verify you’re over 21.

Do I have to drink the beer?

While your entry fee includes a drink, you do not have to drink the beer.

Is this race timed?

The ABQ Brew Dash is a timed 5k run. Awards will be given out and we have some great looking medals!

Can I push a child in a stroller?

Sure thing!

Is there a gluten-free beer option?

Not at this time.

Can I bring my own beer?


It’s supposed to rain on race day. Will the race still happen?

The ABQ Brew Dash is a rain or shine event. As long as there’s no lightning or an Albuquerque Hurricane, we’ll be Dashing! Due to the nature of the event, we unfortunately cannot reschedule the race nor can we offer refunds. However we will offer a credit to a future RunFit event in the event that severe weather forces us to cancel the event. Check out our policy to see our inclement weather plan.

I registered for the race but can’t make it now. Can I have my money refunded?

Unfortunately we do not allow refunds for your registration. If you know you’re not going to be able to participate in the race, you can transfer your registration before the race. You also can still stop by our Packet Pick-up to get your shirt and glass

Can I at least get a race credit?

Yes! Just let us know which future RunFit event you would like to participate in, and we will comp that event for you.

Can I bring my dog to the Abq Brew Dash?

As much as we love our furry friends, we can’t predict the behavior of dogs around other dogs, and have decided against allowing dogs.  Sorry, but no dogs allowed.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Coming soon!

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