Melbourne Beer Run: Boozy Marathon Returns For A Christmas Edition
— 28 November 2022

Melbourne Beer Run: Boozy Marathon Returns For A Christmas Edition

— 28 November 2022
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

Fitness and beer may seem like a gross mismatch when taken on at the same time, but that’s exactly what the Melbourne Beer Run is built upon. The popular event sold out incredibly fast last year, pushing organisers to bring it back for 2022 with yet another route planned taking runners across some of Melbourne’s best breweries. Now it seems beer run is having a second go-round this year as a bit of Christmas special, prepping for the holiday season the best way possible.

Introducing The Beer Run: Ugly Christmas Sweater Edition.

Hitting the ground running for 2-3 hours, the Melbourne Beer Run’s Christmas edition will, as always, stop at five different breweries with a pace that works out to just one stop per km. The idea is that you’ll have to run pretty hard between those hard-earned Denzel Frothingtons. Thankfully, motivation won’t be hard to find given how sought-after these breweries usually are.

The five Melbourne breweries that make up the Melbourne beer run are pretty much identical to last year’s route. But the order is different. They are:

  • Bodriggy Brewing Company (first stop and meeting point)
  • Stomping Ground Brewery
  • Moon Dog OG
  • Mountain Goat
  • Burnley Brewing (last stop and after-party)

Burnley Brewing, located on Bridge Street in Richmond, was the last stop for the 2021 Melbourne Beer Run as well. You’ll make your way there gradually while running with some of Melbourne’s loosest units – most of which will be dressed up in Christmas sweaters and Santa suits. Just make sure to meet at Bodriggy to kick off the beer run and reward all that hard work with what will be no doubt some of the most innovative brews of the year. 

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If previous years are anything to go by, Melbourne Beer Run will be led by several “running leaders” who will guide runners along the route and make sure no one gets too sloshed and lost during the duration. Which, to be fair, should be incredibly easy by stop number three – which is conveniently one of the most exciting on the route, considering Moon Dog regularly pumps out some of the most exciting and unique beers in the city.

The last stop, Bodriggy, will be a bit of a scene as well. The Beer Run organisers like to celebrate another route with a nice little afterparty, so make sure you’ve factored that into your day.

Participating in the Melbourne Beer Run will set you back $60 per person. Tickets include one beer in each of the five breweries, per person, as well as a specially-designed official Beer Run bib number and a novelty Beer Run bottle opener medal for those who finish the sloshed sprint.

Needless to say, you’ll want to be across the best sneaker releases of the year if you’re going to lace up for the beer run.

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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