What is a Beer Run for Fun

A Beer Run for Fun is exactly how it sounds! It’s a foot run or walk with a collective distance of two miles down Traverse City’s beautiful TART Trail. The run will also give you the opportunity to explore two of Traverse City’s delicious breweries: The Filling Station Microbrewery and Right Brain Brewery. 50% of admission ticket proceeds and $1 of every beer purchased at The Filling Station will be donated back to the TART trails to help support its beauty for many years to come. Runners will also recieve 25% of select pizzas and a chance to win a $20 gift card through raffle from the Filling Station. Participants for this run will meet at The Filling Station where they can check-in, grab a beer, and relax until the run. Upon the start of the run we will gather at the starting area of the brewery and make a quick announcement to all participants. After 1 mile down the scenic TART Trail you will arrive at Right Brain Brewery will be donating a $15 gift card for a raffle and $4 pints of their IPA’s and Signatures, on their hand-crafted brews. Once we are finished we will meet outside where we will take another 1 mile run (or walk) down the TART Trail back to The Filling Station where participants can continue to enjoy some beers, eat pizza and enjoy some great live music for a great cause!

** After purchasing your ticket, you will get a follow up email that includes more in-depth details about the event! **

TUESDAY AUGUST 15 & 29, 2017

5:00pm – 9:00pm

Here’s the Tour Timline:

  • 5:00pm: Check-in begins at the Filling Station Microbrewery
  • 5:50pm: runners will gather at the starting area
  • 6:00pm: the run/walk begins
  • 6:30pm: runners/walkers arrive at Right Brain Brewery 7:00pm: departure from Right Brain
  • 7:30pm: arrive back at filling station
  • 7:00-9:00pm: LIVE MUSIC

Participating Breweries:

Right Brain Brewery is nestled in the SoFo District of downtown Traverse City, Michigan, at 225 E. 16th Street. Our focus is on creating one-of-kind culinary inspired brews. If you taste something in out beers, like asparagus, cherry pies, or real pig, it’s because we put it there using only whole natural ingredients. Right Brain brews can be found throughout the state of Michigan in bottles, cans, and on draft. Keep beer Curious.

The Filling Station is a family owned business with a passion of creating great craft beers, food, and memories for all. Whether you’re on your own, meeting friends or family, patrons of all ages feel welcomed in this casual pub-style setting. The Filling Station is located in front of beautiful Boardman Lake where you can enjoy great views, live music, and the occasional train from the station’s outside patio or unique inside lounge. It is also located next to the scenic T.A.R.T trail. So whether traveling by car, on foot, riding your bike down the T.A.R.T Trail, or padding across the lake, we invite you to stop by and become a part of the Filling Station family.


Traverse City Recreation and Transportation is a non-profit formed in 1998 in efforts to help out the recreational society. TART Trails’ mission is to enrich the Traverse area by providing a network of trails, bikeways and pedestrian ways; and encouraging their use. TART’s dedicate to recreation and transportation opportunities through preserving open space corridors, building trails and advocating for active living an outdoor recreation. Much of the TART’s efforts are done through hosting healthy lifestyle events annually. The TART trail also helps negotiates easements and defend cyclist and pedestrian interest. The TART’s strive to improve outdoor recreation, to make sustainable transportation, equitable access, and improve community health.

50% of all admission proceeds with be donated to the TART Trails!


Kilwin’s is home to some of the greatest chocolates, ice creams, fudges, and other treats in Michigan. Kilwin’s has been a wonderful place to get delicious treats for over 38 years now, with 24 current locations. Brian and Mary Daily are our successful owner and operators of our Kilwin’s Fudge shop in downtown traverse on Front Street for over 24 years now. Kilwin’s of Traverse City has a great history of winning numerous awards over the years including best Ice Cream, Best Chocolate Shoppe, Best Fudge, and many more! So if you are looking for great treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, Kilwin’s is the place to be!

What began as one t-shirt design and two passionate people has grown into the local focused and nationally recognize lifestyle brand. With an appreciation for small town America, they concentrated on relationships with local printing companies, Michigan product vendors, and spent dawn to dusk researching the t-shirt industry. High Five Threads mission is to market mission, promote local business, young visions, and entrepreneurs through creating quality products.

Running Fit, Inc. has had a love affair with Michigan and the running community since 1984. Not only does Running Fit, Inc. promote individual wellness through its eight retail stores, an event marketing company and an event timing company with the primary goal to help everyone “Get Out and Run, Walk and Be Healthy”. Our unique and quirky way of reaching the community makes us stand out. Our concern for individual health, for community wellness, for charitable endeavors and for the environment makes us progressive activists who make a difference!


Hello, my name’s Anthony Ruggirello and I’m a recent graduate of Central Michigan University. I graduated with a major in Commercial Recreation and Event Management with a minor in Marketing. Since I have lived in the Traverse City area my whole life I really have a passion for the outdoors. I have been hunting, fishing, canoeing, biking, and enjoying the outdoors with my family for as long as I can remember. My internship experiences at Boyne Mountain and Kayak, Bike, and Brew have been a great learning experience and have given me some really good insight of how the recreation and event world works. My goal of this event is to help get people outside and enjoying Traverse City’s scenic trails and awesome breweries while being able to give back to the T.A.R.T Trail to help maintain it for years to come. In the future I hope to continue working in the recreational field dealing with things such as event management/ coordinating, working with tourist, and promotional work.


The Filling Station Microbrewery.

All ages, but must be 21 to drink.

Filling Station and Hull Park fence line.

No, but there will be drink and food specials for participants.

24 hours prior to the date. Under 24 hours no refund will be given.

This is a rain or shine event, however cancellation of the event is determined by the staff of the event. If it is lightening or severe storms we will be subject to cancel.

There are no refunds for the event unless you cancel at least 24 hours prior to the event.

QUESTIONS? Email us at anthonyruggirello85@gmail.com