You asked for it! Finish Line Beer Garden to benefit RecreationNW

For those that stay updated on our website you may have noticed the schedule change for this year’s finish line. The post race survey from the 2018 race revealed a huge desire for a finish line beer garden. After thoughtful consideration and planning with our staff, the City, Wander owner, and Recreation NW Executive Director & Board we are making this happen and are super excited about it!

The Chuckanut 50k Beer Garden, hosted in the Fairhaven Park upper parking lot behind the tennis courts, near the finish line, will benefit RecreationNW. Wander Brewing is donating beer and brewery owner Chad has teamed up with Lost Giants Cider, and Stone’s Throw to provide (respectively) Cider and Ginger Ale. We’ve reserved a tap truck and will designate an area for over 21, ID is required. RecreationNW is selling $5 12oz pours of any beverage. Credit cards and cash accepted. And runners can choose to use their race bib voucher for a pour OR at one of our Food Trucks.

We encourage runners, volunteers, crews and cheering crowd members to bring their own cup to enjoy their pour. (no bigger than 16 oz please :))


Our finishers’ award to each runner crossing the line supports the Beer Garden. Each Chuckanut 50k finisher and our volunteers will receive a race logo’ed Silipint. We will have a few available for sale at the Tap Truck for $12 each, price includes a pour.

The Beer Garden is to enhance and prolong our fun finish line vibe. Our Sponsors and Supporters will be active with tents, demos, samples and are always psyched to chat and hear how your race went. Food Trucks on site to fill everyone’s bellies (cash and credit card sales, or race bib voucher). The race course will close at 4pm, but the Beer Garden, Food Trucks and hang out zone will continue until 6pm. We will host our 3rd annual Girls on the Run Raffle at 5pm near the Beer Garden.

Please plan to stick around! We will have a finish line drop bag area set up for runners in the early morning for you to drop off a small bag for a change of clothes and post race needs.

For those of you still going strong, Wander Brewing will host an after party from 7-10pm.

Saturday March 16 will be a full, fun day!