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2018 Date TBA

11am-4pm (Race @1:30pm)

State Capitol, Harrisburg


Join the East Shore YMCA and Troegs Brewing Company for the 4th Annual Tröegs Independent Brewing Hop Dash!

  • Food trucks
  • Tröegs beer
  • After-party
  • Family-friendly
  • More prizes
  • Cool costumes
  • Sweet swag

Starting on 3rd St by the Capitol, the course takes runners around the city and finishes near the base of the Capitol steps, right by the after-party hosted by Tröegs!


Tröegs and the East Shore YMCA have pulled out all the stops when it comes to making sure you have all-access and sweet gear to remember us by. Each Tröegs Hop Dash participant receives:

  • 1 official Hop Dash drawstring bag
  • 2 Tröegs beers (12-oz. cans)
  • 1 raffle entry for the Grand Prize Tasting Tour and other cool Tröegs prizes!
  • 1 Hop Dash T-shirt
  • 1 Hop Dash finisher medallion
  • 1 set of Tröegs temporary tattoos

This year we are introducing the “Costumed Division.” If you complete the race in a costume, you will receive a special giveaway at the finish line!

We will also have a new set of awards just for costumed racers, including the highly coveted “Humulus Maximus” award for the best beer-themed costume, the “Nimble Giant” award for the most difficult costume to run in, and the “Solid Sender” award for the costumed racer who finishes exactly in the middle.


Click here for the 2017 Hop Dash Course


$50 Tröegs gift cards will be awarded to the first overall male and female finishers!

Awards also will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the following age groups: 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 60-64, and 65+.

*Please note that there are no awards for participants under 21.



Keep the party going at the Hop Dash Bash. The food, fun, and games will continue until 4 p.m. There will be entertainment and the official awards ceremony. We will also be partnering with several nearby bars and restaurants for special deals and promotions start after 4 p.m.



*No Refunds*

Registration opens at 9am July 7th. This year, we are introducing a way for early registrants to save some cash. The first 100 registrants will pay $40, the second 100 registrants will pay $45, and then everyone else pays $50. And this race sells out quickly, be sure to register now to get the best possible pricing!

Troegs Hopdash Post Race 5K party


2016 results | 2016 Photos

2015 results


Friday – 12-8pm, Fleet Feet Sports Mechanicsburg (Silver Spring Square, 6416 Carlisle Pike #700, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050)

Race day – 11am-1:15pm on race day on State St in downtown Harrisburg (between Front and 2nd St)


Where can I park?
Parking is available at a variety of places in downtown Harrisburg, including City Island, street parking, and nearby parking garages. Please note that some of these parking locations may have a charge.

When is packet pick-up?

  • Friday – 12-8pm, Fleet Feet Sports Mechanicsburg (Silver Spring Square, 6416 Carlisle Pike #700, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050)
  • Race day – 11am-1:15pm on race day on State St in downtown Harrisburg (between 2nd and 3rd St)

Can people under 21 take part in the race and attend the Hop Dash Bash?
Yes, under 21 can both participate in the race and attend the Hop Dash Bash. Only 21+ will be served.

Can I push a stroller during the race?
That’s up to you. There may be some parts of the road that are uneven, so please use caution if you decide to push a stroller.

Will this race be timed?
Yes! We are excited to have FalconRaceTiming.com as the official chip timing company for this event.

Can people who are not participants come to the Hop Dash Bash?
Yes. All participants will get 2 vouchers for Tröegs product that can be used by themselves or share with a 21+ friend. Only 21+ may redeem the vouchers.

Can the drink vouchers be used at Tröegs Brewing Company?
The two drink vouchers that participants receive are only redeemable at the Hop Dash Bash.

Will there be food?
Yes, there will be post-race food, which includes food for participants and food trucks.

Should I bring my ID?
Yes, you should bring your ID with you to the after-party.

Will there be beer for sale?
Yes! In addition to the two beers each participants receives, Troegs Brewing Company will be onsite selling beer to spectators and participants.

Can I transfer my race bib to someone else?
Yes! Click here for how to transfer your race bib. The deadline to transfer a race bib for the Hop Dash is Tuesday, October 3rd by 11:59pm.

Troegs Hopdash 5K FInish line


Please submit questions to Tom at tom.gifford@ymcaharrisburg.org

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