- 3 miles/5K
- Road Race
The Fox Trot 5K begins and ends at the Sly Fox Brewery. It is a part of the Great American Brewery Race Series. As a beer running fanatic I was beyond excited to run this race.
Not only is it at the brewery but Sly Fox puts on a food truck festival as well as tailgating games on after the race.
The course itself is enjoyable. It runs out and back through Pottstown. So you enjoy a lot of scenery in such a short time. Runners pass by the neighborhoods of Pottstown while also running through more rural areas as well. The elevation also allows for a few hills so challenges you at the same time. Overall the course is enjoyable for a 5K. While some 5K courses can be boring because of how short they are, this is not the case with this run.
While the race is why all runners are there, it may not even be the best part of the day. As mentioned above the host brewery puts on a food truck festival with a bunch of tailgating games. So after the race each runner is welcomed to a free 16 ounce can glass filled with a beer. Along with this each runner also receives a free Yeti style koozie with the race name and information on it. Forget about the standard race t-shirt, the race swag for this run is on a whole other level!
After you get your free beer and koozie you can head into the brewery for more beers at their tap room or take it outside and play kan jam, cornhole or life size yard pong (think beer pong with soccer balls and trash cans). The party goes on all day. So while the race starts in the morning, prepare to stay out all day and have fun.
This is a must for any local runner!