Nutty Runner Nut Brown Ale’s Very Own 5K

If you enjoy exercising outdoors as much as you love craft beer, save the date for this quintessential Fayetteville race! Throw back a pint at every mile marker, including the finish line. The Nutty Runner 5K returns to the streets of downtown Fayetteville on Saturday, June 11, 2022!

Columbus House Brewery, established Fayetteville Ale Trail member and longtime fixture in the local running scene, is at the heart of the race! The team brews the namesake beer – Nutty Runner Nut Brown Ale – each year and helps to distribute pints to runners at each mile during the 5K.  After the race is over, they play host to the post-race party right at the brewery.

We trust you seasoned beer drinkers to put “mind over hangover” and get out there for the brews! The race route winds through the entertainment district and into some of the city’s most historic and scenic neighborhoods, while the beers are brewed locally just down the street. What are a few hills compared to a day outside with a beer in hand, anyway?! Plus, it’s all for a good cause, with proceeds being returned to local-nonprofit The Spark Foundation!

21+ and drinking beer? The “Nutty Runner” division is for you! Includes 3 pours plus a post-race pint.

Not 21+, or saving the drinking? Go with the “Designated Driver” division! No beer included, but beers will be available for purchase at the afterparty. 

Slowpokes, walkers, sippers, chuggers, newbies, pros, dogs on short leashes, and kiddos in strollers are all welcome to participate in the Nutty Runner 5K, so bring the whole crew! 

Registration (capped at 300 runners) in either division includes the chip timed race and a commemorative 2022 pint glass, with awards given for overall male, female, and top 3 in each age group.

Keep up with the Nutty Runner 5K by visiting their website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Learn more about Columbus House Brewery, creator of the Nutty Runner’s namesake beer, at

All proceeds from the race benefit The Spark Foundation, a local Fayetteville nonprofit providing increased access to health and fitness education and opportunities. More information about The Spark Foundation, its programs, and other races can be found at