Run from Fitness Concepts to the Gardner Ale House
for a Beer at the finish, FREE Tek Running Shirt,
Beer Glass to all Runners and Walkers!
Oktoberfest starts as soon as you cross the finish line!
T-shirt cut off date is 8/31/16.
** Day of Registration is $35 Cash or Check only.
Welcome to Run for a Beer 2016! On behalf of the North Country Quad Series Committee, we appreciate your participation and willingness to be a part of providing funds to our youth athletes! Here are a few need to know items to get you set up for race day!
Early Registration Pick-up:
Bib and shirt pick-up will take place at Fitness Concepts on Friday September 23rdfrom 9am to 6pm. If you plan to pick up your shirt at early pick-up but have decided NOT to participate in the race please leave your RFID timing sensor with the registration table.
If you plan on changing which race you are running please notify the registration table when you pick up your bibs. Changing races during the race is not permitted and you will be disqualified and your time will not be recorded.
North Country Quad Series Timing Info:
North Country Quad Series is committed to providing participants with quality races and timing while raising funds for the young athletes in our community. In order to ensure we are able to give the most of your registration dollars back to our community we use a reusable RFID timing sensor. Please follow these steps to ensure we can provide you with accurate timing AND re-use
your timing tag to help our community:
Everyone MUST have their ID checked by the friendly Gardner Ale House staff at
Fitness Concepts after 9am on race day to receive a bracelet for your Run For a Beer glass at the Gardner Ale House after the race. The bracelets are color coded for participants over 21 and the non-beer participants! Gardner Ale House staff will be at 3 locations starting at 9am on race
RFAB 2016 is committed to the safety of the participants and the greater community. Runners & Walkers of the 5k and 10k take off at 10:45am. To best ensure the safety of self and others the RFAB committee has made a few additional notes for participants to follow.
All participants must adhere to the designated running lanes through all roads in the course.
There are two water stops. One on Oak Street (mile 2.3 and the second near the Animal Hospital at mile 4).
There has been recent road construction on the 10K course along Park Street and that repaving has not yet been completed so runners need to watch for uneven surfaces.
As Parker Street will be closed for the race there is NO PARKING along Parker Street or in the parking lot across from the Gardner Ale House or in the parking lot behind the
Gardner Ale House! Parking near the Gardner Ale House is designated in the following parking lots in and around downtown:
• Gardner City Hall
• Gardner Public Library
• Municipal Parking Lot across from Gardner Public Library
• Along City Hall Ave
Oktoberfest “Party In The Street” & Chair Luge Challenge:
You will be running right into the beginning of the Oktoberfest “Party In The Street” in front of the Gardner Ale House. The party begins when the first runners arrive! Oktoberfest is an all-day affair with food, drink, music, beer maidens and more food – all in the street. You might want to stick around.
At 2 PM there is the very famous Chair Luge Challenge. It’s a hilarious race with costumed drivers in vehicles made from chairs, wheels, bikes, whatever, and some creative welding. The accidents are spectacular and the results unexpected. It makes for some fun watching and
Oktoberfest ends at 11 PM.
Service will be provided for participants who choose to leave their vehicle at Fitness
Concepts. Preferred parking at Fitness Concepts includes the Fitness Concepts parking lot and parking at bus company parking lot to the right of Fitness Concepts. Shuttle service will run at 12:00pm 12:30pm & 1:00pm from the GFA on Park Street to Fitness Concepts following the run and festivities at Gardner Ale House.