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Bark & Brew + Bark & Brew 5K

Presented by Chief Financial Credit Union

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Bark & Brew

Kick off your summer with our 8th annual Bark & Brew presented by Chief Financial Credit Union! This event is for the whole family: enjoy famous Rochester Mills brews, delicious food, live music throughout the day including Chris Meldrum (classic rock/country) and the Killer Flamingos (dance/party music), a kids' zone with inflatables, carnival games, rock climbing wall and more. You'll meet some of our adorable Future Leader Dogs, Leader Dogs in training!

A blonde woman walks along a sidewalk holding the leash of a yellow lab. A young girl is walking next to the dog holding its harness. She has a blindfold pulled up over her eyes.
Two women and two men in t-shirts sunglasses smile at the camera with their arms around each other. They are outdoors in front of a blue sky and a few trees with other people visible behind them.
A group of kids jump up with smiling faces on an inflatable
A woman kneeling on the ground near the camera pets a golden retriever puppy and yellow lab. The puppy wears a blue Future Leader Dog vest. In the background is a smiling woman with a stoller and two children

Bark & Brew 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk

Leader Dogs for the Blind and presenting sponsor Chief Financial Credit Union are excited to announce the Bark & Brew 5K/1-Mile! Kick off your summer on a beautiful course including the Clinton River Trail and winding through the trails of Bloomer Park in Rochester, MI.

The Double Dog Dare Ya! Combo

Finish the 1-Mile and 5K and receive a bigger 2024 commemorative medal! The Double Dog Dare Ya! Combo is limited to 100 registrants.

Participants will receive a race t-shirt, mug medal with bottle opener, race bib, pint glass, and a coupon for a free, age-appropriate beverage at the Bark & Brew event.

After completing your race, head over to the Bark & Brew event site in Downtown Rochester to redeem your free beverage coupon! Have your non-running friends and family join you at the Bark & Brew event and continue the fun throughout the day.

Only service animals are allowed on the 5K racecourse. Leader Dog puppy raisers can participate with their Future Leader Dog and breeding hosts can participate with their breeding stock dog in the 1-Mile Run only.

Bark and Brew 5k medal that is shaped like a beer mug
A woman and two men, all smiling, stand with their arms around each other. They are wearing athletic gear and one man has a Bark & Brew 5K race bib on the front of his shirt
A group of six women and men wearing orange Bark & Brew 5K race shirts and bibs with athletic gear walk on a cement pathway, smiling
A large group of people wearing Bark & Brew 5K bibs and athletic gear run down a sidewalk outdoors near a large vertical banner that says START
Woman in pink running shirt and black shorts with Bark & Brew 5K race bib on shirt crossing finish line on grass with trees in the background

For event info and to sponsor Bark & Brew, contact:

View the sponsorship form HERE.

Stephen Moran in black polo with Leader Dog logo in white


Email: Stephen Moran
Special Events Manager
Phone: 248-659-5046

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Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Independence Sponsor

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Empowerment Sponsor

John and Margo Hebert

Hero Sponsor

UWM United Wholesale Mortgage logo
Superior Electric Great Lakes Company logo

Community Sponsor

WSU School of Medicine logo
L&L Products

Patron Sponsor

The Michael and Lisa Cook Family logo

Food provided by

Gus O'Connor's Public House logo
Bakehouse 46 logo with the tagline below that reads neighborhood cafe and bakery
The Silver Shamrocks

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