Win Tickets ($60): Ecliptic Beer Mile | Drink A Beer, Run a Mile, Drink More Beer!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Ecliptic Beer Mile on May 31. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 23.

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From our sponsors:
Ecliptic_BEER-MILE_2015.fw (2)Ecliptic Beer Mile
May 31, 2015
9 a.m. | $30 | 21+

Ecliptic Brewing
825 N Cook St., Portland, OR 97227

Registration for the inaugural Ecliptic Beer Mile Run/Walk is now open. The race will kick off at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015 and will start and end at Ecliptic Brewing. The Ecliptic Beer Mile is a one of a kind, one-mile race on Mississippi Avenue.

The one-mile race will feature an out and back course starting and finishing at Ecliptic. Runners will take off from N Cook Street and breeze down Mississippi Avenue with beer slogging in their bellies to the halfway point just before N Russell Street. Runners finish the race by returning up the grueling hill on Mississippi Ave to enjoy an ice cold brew. Stick around for an epic after-party complete with music, brewery tours and more!

Participants can register today at All participants will receive an official race t-shirt and two free Ecliptic beers (for all participants 21 years of age with valid ID). With a capacity of only 600 runners, the race is expected to sell out quickly.

John Harris, the mastermind behind Ecliptic Brewing, is thrilled for the inaugural event: “I am so excited to be part of this new epic running event here in Portland. Running has never been more fun.” Carrie Conway, Operations Director of CK Running, LLC, also echoes Harris’ excitement: “As a recent transplant to the Pacific NW I am thrilled to be a part of bringing this event to Portland. We chose one if the best breweries in the city for a reason and can’t wait for race day!”

The race will be partnering with the Oregon Food Bank as the official charitable partner. The Ecliptic Beer Mile will be collecting canned food donations at packet pickup and on race day. All participants are asked to bring along at least one canned food item to the event.

For additional information and official race updates, please go to

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73 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Ecliptic Beer Mile | Drink A Beer, Run a Mile, Drink More Beer!

  1. Roger March 4, 2015 at 11:48 am #

    What better work out than to have a beer or two and walk!! and party afterwards! I like it. Would love to win these free entries. Thank you for the chance PDX Pipeline.

  2. Sara March 4, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    I have been doing beer miles since my hazing days on the high school cross country team! Would love to do it by choice, with great beer, and for free! Cheers

  3. Grant March 4, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    Sounds like a blast! Finally would have a good reason to go running.

  4. Cherl March 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    Running and beer are two of my favorite things! Would love to do this with my husband!!

  5. Heather March 4, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    This sounds like an epic adventure.

  6. Elizabeth March 4, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    This sounds super fun, I’d love to win!

  7. Devon March 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    I’ve never done any kind of registered race, so I think a glass of beer would be the best way to begin! Right?

  8. Dana Thomas March 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    Would love to run, just to move more, and beer too? Sign me up!

  9. James Belcher March 4, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

    I’d like tickets because this sounds like a blast; running and beer mix well.

  10. Emily March 4, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    Craft beer mile sounds very amazing. I am IN.

  11. mike March 5, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    i already sweat when i drink so i think i have a leg up. Help me make my dream come true please.

  12. Beth March 5, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    I love Ecliptic Brewing and I love drinking, so I should win!

  13. Tonia March 5, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    Running + Beer. Two birds. One stone.

  14. Carey March 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

    I have never ran and I have never had beer and I would like to try both.

  15. Drew March 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

    Hey there Ecliptic!
    I have set running goals up for 2015, and each month I need to participate in a planned running race of some kind. I haven’t set up a run for the month of May, but this one sounds like great fun!
    Would love to participate and instagram about it.
    Cheers! ~Drew

  16. Bryan March 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm #


  17. lori March 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to register for this event. :)

  18. Sam March 5, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    I’ve got the drinking beer part down.

  19. Aurelia March 5, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    I am all in. Please pick me!

  20. Alex March 5, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

    Lets do this!!

  21. Marianne March 5, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    I love running in registered races and the free beer at the end is always worth doing it for!

  22. pdxwildchild March 5, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    Omg…running…beer….giving to the OFB….whats not to love?…I’m in ! and the freebie will go to my daughter (fingers ‘n toes are crossed, lol)

  23. Michael Mann March 5, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

    There are 2 reasons I really really want to do this event. The first is because I know John Harris from back before he opened Ecliptic – our daughters went to school together and I followed the Ecliptic plan when it was a seed idea. Ecliptic is THE BEST pub in PDX!

    But most importantly, May 31 is my birthday! I’ll be 55, and ready to run and drink beer!

  24. Danielle V March 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    I’m definitely going to need to start training *sips a brew*

    because I can’t just go and think I can run a mile *gulps down more brew*

    without training properly *chugs last of brew*

    I promise that I’ll have lots of fun training for this. *crack open next brew*

  25. Staci March 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    Sounds AWESOME!!! I love to run every day! But… Add a beer in the mix and it sounds 100x’s more awesome! I would love to experience this event ;)

  26. Marissa March 5, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    This sounds like a lot of fun!

  27. William Stewart March 5, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    Mmmmmmm . . . . Beeeeeeeerrrr . . .

  28. Madeline March 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    I’ve just started to take up running and this sounds fun

  29. Jason Sherwood March 5, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    Wow, I look away at a 5k… I would be all over this!
    MY 1st RACE IN OREGON? Perhaps

  30. Michael March 5, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

    This would be amazing woohoo

  31. Monica wander March 5, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    Exercise means i can drink more beer. Any way I can drink more beer is alright by me

  32. Laura March 5, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    I’ve been looking for a reason to get into shape. Running for beer seems to be the best reason I’ve ever heard of!

  33. Zachary Dietrich March 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    New to Portland, help me kick off my residency by letting me win some tickets to this epic event. I love too run and I love beer, it’s prefect. Thanks PDX Pipeline

  34. Rhawnie March 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    Beer and running. My two favorite things!!! I’d love to go to this event!

  35. roy nifoussi March 6, 2015 at 9:12 am #

    Great idea and great brewery. Sounds like a great event. Would love to win tickets.

  36. alison March 6, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    Beer is the reason I run, and I run because I love beer. This is the greatest idea ever, and it didn’t hurry the Ecliptic has amazing beer.

  37. Kelly March 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    I’ve never been in a marathon and this one sounds like a great, short one for a first timer ! My husband and I would be stoked to get our feet wet in this marathon, with beer of course!

  38. Nik March 6, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

    But I would walk 500 miles
    And I would walk 500 more
    Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
    To fall down at Ecliptic Brewings doooorrr

  39. Jessi O'Brien March 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    Yes please! Everyone knows running and beer go hand in hand.

  40. Julie March 8, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

    I just had a baby and am really looking forward to running (and drinking a lil too) again! Getting ready for this race will definitely be motivating to get back into running and will be my first race ever! Super excited!! =)

  41. Lori March 8, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    This sounds like a blast. A good beer and a good walk followed by an epic party! Can’t go wrong!

  42. Rebecca March 9, 2015 at 1:12 am #

    I would love to spend the first day of the last year of my twenties drinking beer and running into things!

  43. grace March 9, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

    This might give me some motivation to start running again…

  44. Cody March 10, 2015 at 12:30 am #

    I’ll be running anyway, might as well take part in this fun event at the same time!

  45. Nicole smith Ryan March 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    This run sounds dashing and epic!! Sloshing to the finish line!!!

  46. Jason Tinsley March 11, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    Sounds like a slog!

  47. Aleks March 11, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    May 31st is my birthday, I deserve free beer and exercise! What a great gift it would be to win this!

  48. Beth G. March 12, 2015 at 11:32 am #

    I am not new to running but I am new to beer. Growing up in Colorado beer meant Coors. Thanks to an insightful bar tender at a local microbrewery (to whom I will be forever grateful) I recently discovered the wonders of sour beer and have enthusiastically embraced tasting sour beers on tap any place that I can find them. When I checked Ecliptic Brewing’s website and saw that they have “Ecliptic DownKriek Cosmic Storm Belgian Sour” I knew that I had to add it to my beer bucket list! This sounds like a really fun event – winning tickets would certainly help me continue my beer journey (and get about 10 minutes of exercise)! But even if I don’t win, I’m glad that PDX Pipeline promoted this event so that I found out about Ecliptic Brewing and was able to add a new beer to my beer bucket list. Cheers!

  49. Scott Landia March 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    Sounds like alcoholics with a running problem. Count me in!

  50. Dom March 12, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    Same weekend as my mom’s bday! Would be a great mother/daughter activity to partake in together! :)

  51. Michael March 12, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    wooohooo go beer run

  52. Karen March 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    Running and drinking are my two favorite things–I’m in!!

  53. david March 14, 2015 at 7:23 am #

    epically eclectic!

  54. Guy March 14, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    Will run for beet

  55. Aj March 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    My husband is the ultimate beer connoisseur and used to lead his man group in epic drinking adventures in Savannah and Charleston. If there anyone I know who would appreciate this its be him. Hes a pretty kicka** runner as well.
    I’m entering on his behalf because he deployed but this be an awesome gift to add to his welcome home package!

    • Aj March 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm #


  56. Carson March 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    You see, beer works like a zero, except with addition instead of multiplication.
    For example,
    Running + Beer = Awesome!
    and, Biking + Beer = Awesome!

    This can be made into a simple equation where Beer + X = Awesome!
    Why would anyone not want to go to this?

  57. Jasmine Loepp March 16, 2015 at 12:09 am #

    Can’t wait for this! After going on the Brewcycle, drinking activities have become one of my favorites! Soooo excited!

  58. Brittanie March 16, 2015 at 12:12 am #

    I’m interested in participating!

  59. Isabelle March 19, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    I’ve been training with the Zombies running app and have finally been able to increase my stamina… This would be a fun way to celebrate. :) Thanks

  60. mitch March 19, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

    Would love to win tickets!

  61. Lani March 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    Love BEER
    Love Mississippi
    Love winning!!!

  62. Dale Katherine March 19, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    Another great New Portland memory to be made!

  63. Aleksandra March 20, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    My birthday is May 31. This would be an awesome gift!

  64. grace March 24, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    I’ve been doing plenty of beer drinking training just for this!

  65. Gaby March 25, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    I can’t decide if this is a really bad idea or a really good one. I’d like to find out for myself!

  66. Marvin April 21, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    My wife and I are traveling from Coeur d’Alene, ID to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. This event will cap off our weekend in Portland.

  67. conrad April 22, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    Not so much the running but the beer is great!! The carrot to chase after.. haha Give me tickets!!!

  68. Caitlin A May 2, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    This is going to be grand!

  69. Shelley Mickel May 15, 2015 at 11:50 am #

    Beer would be the only reason I will run!

  70. Heather May 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    You usually have to run first before you get the beer but beer first-oh my!

  71. Brooke May 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    I would love to have a reason to try Ecliptic again and see what they’ve been up to. I live pretty close but haven’t been back since the opening–not for any reason in particular. Award me a free entry into this fun run and I’ll be a regular patron and a huge advocate of the brewery! It’ll be my way of saying thanks. Cheers!

  72. Jennifer Smith May 28, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    Please, please, please, yes please!

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