Run from the Barrel to the Keg!

Lace up your running shoes for the Barrel to Keg Relay

Do you like to earn your beer with a good workout? That’s exactly what you’ll be doing when you run from the Barrel to the Keg! The Barrel to Keg running relay takes place Saturday, July 14, with start times at 7 am, 7:20 am, 7:40 am, 8 am, 8:20 am, 8:40 am, and 9 am. Barrel to Keg has something for everyone! What could be better than ending a run with cheers and beers?

The Eighth annual Barrel to Keg Relay is sponsored by Community Services Consortium, Rogue Brewery,  Harris Bridge Vineyards, and other generous local businesses, and is designed for walkers and runners of all abilities. The race begins at Harris Bridge Vineyards near Philomath, runs along the scenic back roads of Benton and Lincoln Counties, through the stunning backcountry of the Oregon Coast Range and the town of Toledo, across the iconic Yaquina Bridge, and finishes at the Rogue Brewery in Newport’s South Beach.

Teams of two to seven runners will split the 111k (69 mile) journey into 14 legs, and teams of two to eight walkers will cover 51k (35 miles) in 8 legs. You don’t need a team to register; event coordinators will match you up with other runners or walkers. Solo and ultra runners are also invited to participate. Teams are encouraged to decorate their relay cars, trucks or vans. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best dressed vehicles and fastest finishers.

Proceeds from the race benefit Community Services Consortium, a non-profit community action agency helping people out of poverty in seven Oregon counties. For more information, and to register, visit for the relay.

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