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Tan colored image of people smiling and sitting at an outdoor table with cups of beer. In the front and center is the Leader Dogs for the Blind Bark & Brew logo in brown

Bark & Brew + 5K

Presented by Chief Financial Credit Union

Bark & Brew at Griffin Claw

Kick off your summer with Bark & Brew! This event is for the whole family: enjoy Griffin Claw brews, grilled fare, live music, a kids' zone with inflatables, games and more. You'll meet some of our adorable Future Leader Dogs, Leader Dogs in training and working Leader Dogs too!

Bark & Brew, presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, is at Griffin Claw Brewing Company in Rochester Hills at Crooks & M59.

When: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Bark & Brew Event Site Layout

Bark & Brew event site layout

Bark & Brew Parking Map

Parking map around Bark & Brew event area
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 Fun Run

Bark & Brew 5K is back in person for the first time since 2019! The 5K will also be held on June 4, 2022 and will feature both 5K and 1-mile routes. The 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place at Bloomer Park (no entry fee for the park is required for anyone participating in the run/walk).

The 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run both include free entry to Bark & Brew after the run at Griffin Claw Brewing Company in Rochester Hills from 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

5K participants receive a race t-shirt, medal, race bib and a coupon for a free, age-appropriate beverage at the Bark & Brew event.

Fun Run participants also receive a race t-shirt, race bib and a coupon for a free, age-appropriate beverage at the Bark & Brew event.

Can't make it to Rochester on race day? Participate virtually on June 4 from wherever you live and share your experience on social media using the hashtag #barkandbrew5K!

Take your Bark & Brew 5K experience to the next level by fundraising along the way! Participants who fundraise and meet certain goals will receive special prizes including a plush Leader Dog puppy, a Leader Dog t-shirt and a Leader Dog Braille travel mug!

*Important: No personal pets are allowed at the event. 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 Fun Run only.

5K details & pricing

Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 9 a.m.
Packet pickup available on race day from 7–9 a.m. at Bloomer Park

  • $35 until May 31. Increases to $40 on June 1

1-Mile Fun Run details & pricing

Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 9:05 a.m.
Packet pickup available on race day from 7–9 a.m. at Bloomer Park

  • $25 until May 31. Increases to $30 on June 1

Virtual 5K details & pricing

Anywhere, anytime

  • $45 (amount will not change)

Bark & Brew Course Map

Course map for 2022 Bark & Brew 5K
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
Two women cross a blue and orange line across a sidewalk with their hands in the air, smiling. They are wearing orange Bark & Brew 5K race shirts and bibs.

Interested in Sponsoring Bark & Brew?

Dave Bann in a dark suit jacket and white shirt. He is smiling at the camera and holding a golden retriever puppy in its blue Future Leader Dog bandanna.

 

Contact: Dave Bann
Director of Corporate Relations
248.218.6318

Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Chief Financial Credit Union logo

Hosting Sponsor

Griffin Claw Brewing Company logo

Community Sponsors

Coastal Pet Products logo
Horizon Bank logo
Premier Pet Supply
Gexpro logo
The Accident Fund logo
Hanover Insurance Group logo
Hylant logo

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