Nutty Runner 5K
Event date: 2022-06-11

If you enjoy craft beer and exercising outdoors, save the date for this quintessential Fayetteville race where you’ll throw back a pint at every mile marker, including the finish line! The Nutty Runner 5K returns to the streets of downtown Fayetteville on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Of all the runs that take place in Fayetteville, this one may just be the “most” Fayetteville! The race route winds through the entertainment district and into some of the city’s most historic and scenic neighborhoods, while the beers are brewed locally just down the street. Full disclosure: it’s gonna be a hilly one, folks! Take it from the organizers of the Nutty Runner and just put “mind over hangover” while you pound the pavement.

At every mile of the 3.1 mile race, runners can enjoy a pint of Nutty Runner Nut Brown Ale courtesy of Columbus House Brewery – a member of the Fayetteville Ale Trail and one of Fayetteville’s favorite local hangs. This “Nutty Runner” division, which includes 3 pours plus a post-race pint, is open to runners ages 21+. The “Designated Driver” division is open to runners of all ages and does not include any beer during or after the race. The Nutty Runner always has runners, walkers, sippers, chuggers, sprinters, strollers, striders, skippers and more joining the race each year. Either division is open to participants of all ages, paces, and abilities, including dogs on short leashes and little ones in strollers!

Registration (capped at 300 runners) in either division includes the chip timed race and a commemorative 2022 pint glass, with awards given for overall male, female, and top 3 in each age group. However you choose to participate in Fayetteville’s favorite beer-drinking 5K, it’s a guaranteed good time for all! Additional beer, shirts, and merchandise will be available for purchase during the post-race festivities.

Keep up with the Nutty Runner 5K by visiting their website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Learn more about Columbus House Brewery, creator of the Nutty Runner’s namesake beer, at

All proceeds from the race benefit The Spark Foundation, a local Fayetteville nonprofit providing increased access to health and fitness education and opportunities. More information about The Spark Foundation, its programs, and other races can be found at

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