Growl To Garden 1 Mile

The Growl to Garden Road Mile is a chance to run a mile down Eugene’s 5th Avenue. Starting on Pearl Street between 3rd Ave and 4th Ave, the course passes Tap & Growler before it makes its only turn onto 5th. From there, it’s a straight shot down the Avenue where it passes beergarden and finishes at 5th and Adams.

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Beer Fest

The Growl to Garden Beer Fest will be held in the abundant and blooming nursery at Gray’s Garden Center. The Fest will feature local breweries, cider houses, and wineries along with live entertainment all day. And our favorite food carts that will be stationed in the nursery.

Growl to Garden Beer Festival 2018

Entry: $10

Grab a G2G Pint glass and 4 drink tickets with each entry. Good for beer samples and full pints, wine, cider, and N/A options, too!

Vendor and beer list will be announced soon! Check back!


  • When:August 18th, noon-8pm
  • Where:Gray’s Garden Center
    737 West 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 20+ vendors
  • Food Carts:TBA
  • Music:
    Corwin Bolt and the Wingnuts
    3:45-6pm Caught in the Act DJ
    4pm Race, followed by Awards Ceremony
    6-7:30pm Etouffee

Race Info

Why The Mile

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    It's a classic!

    It’s track and field’s classic event!

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    Redeem Yourself

    Opportunity to take a crack at that middle school personal best!

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    Anyone can do it

    Anyone can run one!

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Exact start times will be determined after entries are all collected and grouped up.

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    Tap and Growler opens day-of registration (availability of shirts will depend on what we have left that day)

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    Day-of registration closes (prepare for start of race)

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    Award presentation at Gray’s Garden Center


Starting on Pearl Street between 3rd Ave and 4th Ave, the course passes Tap & Growler before it makes its only turn in the race onto 5th Avenue. From there, it’s a straight shot down 5th Avenue where it finishes right before 5th and Adams.

Join us at the Awards Ceremony at Growl to Garden Beer Fest at Gray’s Garden Center afterward for the post-race party where local breweries, cider houses, and wineries will be pouring the best brews Eugene has to offer. Whether you are looking for a fast time in the mile or a reason to enjoy a beer, join us August 18 to experience this unique event.


Registration Information

  • Calling all ages and abilities!
  • Elite Men/Women Contact: for more info!
  • Open men/women
  • Kids fun run
  • Cash prizes for the Top 3 Male/Female athletes
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About The Race

The G2G Mile is an event that celebrates the union of two cultures that define Eugene’s unique identity: running and craft beer. To combine the best parts of these, the G2G Mile will host a festival featuring local breweries, cider houses, and wineries at the finish of a bar-to-bar mile race running from Tap and Growler to Beergarden along 5th St.

Who’s Involved?

This event is made possible by the collaboration between the owners of Tap and Growler and Beergarden and the neighboring businesses that value the importance of providing a community-driven event, as well as the rich history of running that only exists in Eugene.


Race Volunteer : Make a legend happen

We need you! The best part of putting on a event is the opportunity for community involvement. If you would like to help us put on a great event, please contact manage@tapandgrowler and we’ll get you set up with a position and a volunteer shirt

What you can do

  • Road Marshal
  • Packet pickup (day before as well as day of)
  • Set up/clean up

Beer Fest Volunteer

Calling OLCC certified servers!

Volunteer for a 3 hour shift and receive commemorative pint glass, gift cards from our sponsors, Beergarden, Tap and Growler, and Public House.




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