Port Washington Wine & Beer Run 5k

Sat September 18, 2021 Port Washington, WI 53704 US Directions

Join us on September 18th, 2021 for an epic return to live run/walk events!  The race starts at 9:00am at Inventor's Brew Pub in Port Washington.  This event is a collaboration between Mel's Charities, Vines to Cellar Winery, Inventor's BrewPub, Fisher House, and the Wine Run 5k!   Whether you are looking to run, walk, enjoy the wine or beer, and/or support local veterans, this race is a sure thing for a great time and an incredible experience for an amazing cause!  

Packet pickup is only available at the winery for this race. It is about 1/4 mile from the brewery.

Start/finish line and post race party (Brewery):  435 N Lake St, Port Washington, WI
Packet Pickup (Winery): Vines to Cellar Winery 114 E Main St, Port Washington, WI

Race day registration is available, but online only. 

Are Strollers Allowed? Yes, strollers are allowed on the course.  The course is paved, but there are some curbs and drops in the course so please proceed with caution.  We ask that strollers line up in the back of the start line pack.

Are Dogs Allowed? Yes, but they must be on a leash at all times!

Race Swag

Wine & Beer Run Registration:  Includes a race t-shirt, souvenir wine glass, finisher medal and a glass of wine or beer after the race! (Age 21+ Only)

Fun Run Registration:  Includes the same course, same race swag, but no souvenir wine glass and drink ticket


Parking is available at various street locations and lots throughout town.

Public Parking is available at Ozaukee County Administrative Building, 121 W Main St, Port Washington, WI 53074

The Race Starts and Finishes at Veteran's Memorial Park in front of Inventor's Brewpub.  This is a beautiful and scenic run through the port featuring a 1/4 mile incline at mile 2, but participants are rewarded with an epic view of the lake upon reaching upper lake park lookout area.  

Click Here for an interactive map view on mapmyrun.com


DJ/Announcer - locally renowned Ultramarathoner Erik Halling will be providing music an announcements during the event

Port Washington Farmer's Market - will be on Main St from 8am-Noon

Hungry after the run?  The Legion Post will be offering Brats, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs for sale at the finish line

Got a Sweet Tooth?  Make sure to pick up your Grammy B's Customized Wine and Beer cookies before heading home.  All proceeds will benefit Fischer House Charities.

Last but not least, all registered participants will receive an offer sheet from the downtown businesses.  Stay for the day or come back and enjoy all Port Washington has to offer.  Expiration date may vary.


This event is a collaborative effort between Vines to Cellar Winery, Inventor's BrewPub, Fisher House, and Mel's Charities!  Help us support local businesses and raise money for local veteran organizations by participating in this fun and exciting event!



Mel's Charities has raised over $1.4 Million since 1999 and donates 100% of net monies raised back to the community! 

Learn more on our website:  https://melscharities.org/aboutus/

Or Check out this video: 

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available at:

Vines to Cellar Winery

114 E Main St,

Port Washington, WI 

  • Saturday September 11th (11am-6pm)
  • Sunday, September 12th (Noon-4pm)
  • Friday, September 17th (Noon-6pm)
  • Saturday, September 18th (7-8:30am)

Want to avoid the lines entirely? You can choose to have your swag items shipped to your home prior to the race for only $10 per person when done with registration. Shipping to your home address is available until 9/5/21.

Race day registration is available, but online only. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

435 N Lake St
Port Washington, WI US 53704
Can I Participate Virtually?

Absolutely!  We have been getting many inquiries about virtual participation and have integrated a virtual option into our regular registration.

Please feel free to register through the regular registration link above and you can either: 

1) Pick up packet during packet pickup or on the morning of the race, but run on your own (hint:  wine ticket is still good if you use this strategy)

2) Contact us at any time to switch to the Virtual Wine Run 5k and we'll ship your packet (no charge for shipping!)

Also, if you intend on running, but later change your mind and would like to do either of these options, that's ok too!  If you are definitely going to have us ship your packet and run virtually though, we do recommend signing up HERE

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.WineRun5k.com.

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Race Results

Race results are posted live during the event at:  www.J3Timing.com 


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