Hops for Hope 5K & Brewfest Presented by Dogfish Head & Truly 2023

Sat October 14, 2023 St. Charles, IL 60174 US Directions



Mount Saint Mary Park
St. Charles, IL US 60174


Hops for Hope is a BEER 5K and St. Charles' BREWFEST

The 5K portion is a twist on the traditional 5K! Awarded Top 100 Races in America by BibRave, our 5K is timed and the course is certified, whether you are a serious runner or walker who loves beer, this event is for you. 

The 5K will start at the beautiful Mount Saint Mary Park in St. Charles and head towards Geneva on the scenic path through Wheeler Park and ends back at Mount Saint Mary Park for the BrewFest!

Proceeds benefit Project Mobility's mission to bring adaptive cycling opportunities to the lives of children, adults, and wounded service members with disabilities.​

THAT'S A WEIRD TWIST?! We think you mean delicious and fun! Throughout the 5K there will be 6 Beer Stops featuring local craft breweries handing out 3-ounce beer samples to runners. 

Post 5K will be the BrewFest! You will get 18 samples of beer while listening to a live band with local restaurants, raffles and our Adaptive Bike Giveaway Presentation (the reason we are all at the event!)


  • No one under 21 is allowed at Hops for Hope 5K & BrewFest. This includes babies and strollers. 
  • All ticket types have access to the BrewFest (Combo Pack, BrewFest Only & Designated Driver) 
  • Packet Pick-Up is MANDATORY - NO RACE DAY PICK-UP (5K ONLY, BrewFest only tickets do not need to attend Packet Pick-Up)
  • No food tickets for 2023! Just pay (cash or card) when you order your food.
  • We will have a wave start for the 5K 

Packet Pick-Up Options

Pick whichever Packet Pick-Up works best for your schedule! Want a FREE 1 week membership at F45? Want to stick around for a beer at 93 Octane? What about dinner and drinks at Evergreens. Your choice!

  • Packet Pick-Up is Mandatory for 2023
  • You cannot pick up items on Race Day
  • Must bring ID to Packet Pick-Up
  • You can pick up for a friend/family (must have photo of their ID)
  • BrewFest Only/Designated Driver do not need to attend Packet Pick-Up - Only 5K participants need to

Must Attend Packet Pick-Up on 10/7 to Receive Free 1 Week Membership at F45

If You Want to Stay for a Free Class on 10/7 Email our Event Director - katherine@projectmobility.org


Invite your friends to join you at the Hops for Hope 5K & BrewFest. If you get 5 friends to sign up using your special referral link, you will receive a refund of up to $15.00 as our Thank You!  Your referral link will be in your confirmation email.

Group/Team Pricing



Groups of 10 or more can save $5 per person!
*Only 5K & BrewFest Combo Ticket

Discounted pricing will take effect once the group size reaches 10 members 

When registering the first person will Create a Group/Team then all other group members will register and Join an Existing Group/Team. Once the 10th person joins, the first 9 members will receive their $5 refund. After you hit 10 people all group members from here on out will receive the discount while registering. 

Giveaways and Additional Event Merchandise


Who is Project Mobility

Project Mobility was founded in 2002 by Hal Honeyman. Hal's son, Jacob, was born with cerebral palsy. Hal wanted to find a way for Jacob to join the family when bicycle riding. After Jacob's needs were met, Hal realized a huge demand for adaptive cycling which led to the formation of Project Mobility. 

Project Mobility is the nonprofit arm of The Bike Rack in St. Charles. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, adults, and wounded soldiers with disabilities, autism and cancer. Through adaptive cycling, we provide the services, resources, and equipment to promote better health, independence, and freedom of mobility. 

Our specialized bikes create a sense of freedom for those who are disabled, removing the perceived limitations of disability.

Adaptive Bike Giveaway | Veteran Cycling Initiative | In-Services Adaptive | Bike Days


We Help the Community 

Cooper is the 8 year old boy who was paralyzed in the Highland Park Shooting. When we read what his Mother wrote we knew we needed to help give Cooper his freedom of mobility back that was violently taken from him this past 4th of July. At last year's Hops for Hope 5K & BrewFest we announced we would be giving Cooper his very own handcycle made possible by our supporters.

"Cooper has to deal on a daily basis with the sadness and grief of recognizing all the things he's lost - all that he used to be able to do at his house, in his community, that he cannot do anymore ... a bike in the garage that sits idle, that we used to have to fight him to stop riding each day... There is no word that we know of that adequately describes the level of pain you feel or that Cooper feels when he sees his bike he can no longer ride or his old soccer jersey... heartbreaking, agonizing, despair - there is just not a painful enough description." Keely Roberts, Cooper's Mother


Adaptive Bike Giveaway

Food Vendor

Lanyard Sponsor

Beer Glass Sponsor

Medal Sponsor

Bib Sponsor

Finish Line

Water Stop

Ice Sponsor

Packet Pick-Up

Friend of the Event

Featured Breweries - 5K & BrewFest

BrewFest Vendor

Exhibitor Table

Valued Sponsors

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Volunteers Needed!

Hops for Hope 5K & BrewFest would not be possible without our volunteers! 

We have a variety of volunteer positions to fit all needs. Want to participate in the event and volunteer? Reach out to Katherine, our Event Director, and she will inform you of the discount you can receive!

Volunteer Now!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.hopsforhope5k.com.

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