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It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend for a 5K run — and even better, for a craft beer festival! The Craft Brew Races returns to the Ocean State yet again for the Craft Brew Races Newport this Saturday, July 21st.

The Newport Craft Brew Race course is 3.1 mile/5K run (or walk) around Fort Adams State Park, starting at noon. The run is timed, flat and fast, and finishers will receive a custom-designed finishers medal. Additional prizes will be awarded to the top three males and females, as well as the fastest team, largest team, and largest brewery team.

Immediately following the race, the beer festival will take place on the parade grounds at Fort Adams.The festival will feature local and regional craft breweries, as well as live music and food vendors. Designated driver and festival-only tickets are available.

All 5K participants and festival-goers receive a pint glass and entry to the festival — including all beer sampling, live music, vendors and food trucks selling onsite. All designated driver ticket-holders receive a different bracelet at registration, and are welcome to enjoy the festival, complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, and also get a glass to take home!

The event is produced by Gray Matter Marketing. A portion of the proceeds from the Craft Brew Races Newport will be donated to the Rhode Island Brewers Guild in support of the growth of craft beer and brewing in Rhode Island.

More than 40 local and regional breweries will be in attendance. Local breweries include: Ragged Island Brewing Company, Taproot Brewing Company, Crooked Current Brewing Company, Ravenous Brewing Company, Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling, Shaidzon Beer Company, GreySail Brewing, and more. The full beer lineup, as well as additional details, are available at www.craftbrewraces.com/ newport

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