Running on Empty Road Race

Lace up those running shoes and join Beaufort Wine and Food as it hosts its second annual road race – RUNNIN’ ON EMPTY – held in conjunction with the BEAUFORT’S BREWIN’ craft beer festival. The race is scheduled for Saturday, September 30th, 2017 and will begin in front of First Citizens Bank on Front Street, downtown Beaufort NC.

“We are excited to build on the success of last year’s road race and Beer Festival,” explains Lindsay Parker, BWF executive director.

“BWF is always looking for ways to incorporate a wider audience, and these shoulder season events do just that.”

The race will feature a 5K, 10K, and 1-Mile Walk / Fun Run, offering something for runners of all levels. The 1-Mile Walk / Fun Run will start at 7:30 am. The 5K and 10K will begin at 8:00 am. Maps of the race courses are available online, and the course will be clearly marked for runners.

To view the courses see the links below:


The 5K and 10K races will be timed using RFID technology from IPICO Sports. The IPICO Sports timing system is the official system of the Road Runners Club of America and is used at some of the world’s largest races. Racers times will be displayed on site via TV.

Race fees are $25 in advanced, $30 starting 9/23, $35 day of race. Registration is available online at Runners may also register the day of the race in the parking lot of First Citizens Bank, downtown Beaufort.

Participants who register on or before 9/23 will receive a t-shirt, commemorative tasting glass and complimentary beer after the race for runners over 21. Root beer will be available for any racers under 21. For any racers that sign up after the 9/23 deadline, shirts will be available in limited sizes and quantities, but glassware and complimentary beer and root beer will still be available.

Awards presented in the 5K & 10K run include: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Overall male & female; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Masters (50 and up) male and female; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Jr (12 & under) male and female.

The race is scheduled as part of the events lineup during ‘BEAUFORT’S BREWIN’ – Beaufort Wine and Food’s second annual Craft Beer Festival, that will feature a variety of craft beer focused seminars, dinners, luncheons and Beer Bubbles and BBQ. ‘BEAUFORT’S BREWIN’ events will take place September 29th and 30th, and be held in area restaurants and pubs. The crowd favorite Beer, Bubbles and BBQ Tasting event and BBQ competition will be held Saturday, Sept. 30th, from 3-7 p.m. at Front Street Village, 2400 Lennoxville Road and feature over 20 breweries, live music, lawn games and BBQ competition.

All proceeds raised from the Running on Empty road race will go towards BWF’s mission to support non-profits in Carteret County.

To register for the race click here. For more information on race registration, to purchase tickets to the upcoming festival events or become a member, please contact the BWF office at 252-515-0708 or visit