Brew Dash 6K

Looking to burn a few calories before an afternoon of craft beer sampling? Kick off your morning with either the Competition Heat or the Recreational Heat of the Brew Dash 6K race through the USNWC trail system. After working up a sweat on the trails, you’ll be ready for cold crafty beverages. Stick around for the 5th annual Brew Stash Bash, featuring live music and an impressive selection of the nation’s top craft beers, as well as a sampling of the USNWC’s local favorites.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • Distance – 6K (3.73mi)
  • Time:
    • 9:00 a.m. Competition Heat
    • 11:30 a.m. Recreational Heat
      • Course closes at 12:45 p.m.


  • Pre-Registration – Must register before June 15
    • $30 – Recreational Heat (this heat is NOT timed)
    • $35 – Competition Heat
    • $50 – Both Heats
  • Race-Day Registration – if available
    • $37 – Recreational Heat (this heat is NOT timed)
    • $42 – Competition Heat
    • $60 – Both Heats
    • *Note: Recover performance race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by June 12


Friday, June 17

  • 5:00-7:00pm – Packet pick-up at NoDa Brewing Co. North End (2921 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28206)
  • *Note: We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines
  • *Note: “Race Day Registration” will be available during packet pick up

Saturday, June 18

  • 8:00 a.m. – All race day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 8:30 a.m. – Competition Heat race day registration and packet pick up ends
  • 9:00 a.m. – Brew Dash 6K Competition Heat begins
  • 9:50 a.m. – Brew Dash 6K Competition Heat Awards
  • 10:00 a.m. – Brew Stash Breakfast begins (Walk ups are not available)
  • 11:00 a.m. – Recreation Heat race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 11:30 a.m. – Brew Dash 6K Recreational Heat begins
  • 12:30 p.m. – Brew Dash Recreational Heat raffle drawings (Must be present to win)
  • 12:45 p.m. – Course closes (Water stops will be broken down)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Brew Stash Bash craft beer sampling begins


Be sure to stick around for food, drinks, raffle prizes and awards as well as our 5th annual Brew Stash Bash Craft Beer festival.


Mustaches are highly encouraged but not required. Awards will be given to the top mustaches throughout BOTH Heats.

Participants (21+) in BOTH heats are in the running for random raffle prizes including Brew Stash Bash sample tickets

Each participant in the Recreational Heat will receive a raffle ticket (on their race bib) for a chance at winning prizes from the U.S. National Whitewater Center and NoDa Brewing Co totaling hundreds of dollars in value.

Awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in the following age groups for the Competition Heat only:

14-under, 15-20.

Awards, provided by NoDa Brewing Company, will be given to the top three male/female finishers in the following age groups for the Competition Heat only:

21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-better.


2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results:

2013 Results:





Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • There will not be a gear/bag drop at the start/finish for this race
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt/shorts to receive an accurate time
    • Note: The Recreational Heat is NOT timed
  • See Course Map for water stop location
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Locker rooms and shower facilities are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $5 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $40
  • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are discouraged for the safety of all participants
  • Remain attentive and courteous at all times, trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
  • No pets allowed on the course
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered

Questions / Comments

  1. Amber June 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Can someone other than yourself pick up packets tomorrow night?

    • usnwcadmin June 17, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Hey Amber, yes someone else can pick up your packet.

  2. Brandon June 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Can I register in person Saturday morning. I don’t have a way to make it tomorrow.

    • usnwcadmin June 16, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Hey Brandon, yes you can.

  3. Brandon June 16, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I see that registration is closed but will there be enough spots left for day of registration?

    • usnwcadmin June 16, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Hey Brandon, you can still register at packet pickup tomorrow night at NoDa Brewing North End from 5-7PM.

  4. Jonathan June 8, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Hello. My sense of direction is terrible at best. Is the course marked or should I make sure I study the map? Either way liking forward to! Thanks!

    • usnwcadmin June 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Hey Jonathan, this course is not currently marked and will not be until race day.

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