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October 2019

Registration opening late June!


The 5th Annual HopDash 5K is coming back to Hershey, PA as part of the second annual Harvest Hopfest Weekend at Tröegs Brewery. Start your morning with a run/walk through the hills of Hershey, and finish at the brewery with HopFest beers, snacks, live music, games and more! Costumes are highly encouraged (they even have their own awards categories). Spots are limited!

When: TBD

Cost: $45

What you get

  • Runner’s SWAG Bag
  • Finisher medal
  • Commemorative T-shirt
  • HopFest Steel Pint
  • 4×6 Limited Art Prints
  • 2 Tröegs beers
  • After-party featuring live music, snack truck, special HopFest beers!
  • Enjoy the brewery once it opens, featuring special HopFest Firkins, food specials, tours and more!

*No Refunds*

What HopDash benefits (Why YMCA)

Since 2014, the race has raised over $175,000!

“Our family has been a supporter of the YMCA for a long time, and we’ve developed a strong relationship with them over the years. We’re excited to see the Hop Dash continue to grow and draw people from outside Central PA.” – Chris Trogner, founder and co-owner of Tröegs.

Day Of Details

Race course:

2018 Hop Dash Course

Costume Contest

Costume inspiration: Costumed participants will be up for another set of highly coveted awards:

Humulus Maximus: Best Beer-Themed costume

Nimble Giant: Most difficult costume to run in

Sunshine Equinox: Middle finisher in costume


Overall awards. Awards will be given to first overall male and female finishers (will also both receive a $50 Troegs gift card)!

Age group awards. 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, 50-54,55-59, 60-64, and 65+.

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




2018 results | 2018 photos

2017 results | 2017 Photos

2016 results | 2016 Photos

2015 results


Friday – 12-7pm, Fleet Feet Sports Mechanicsburg (Silver Spring Square, 6416 Carlisle Pike #700, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050)

Race day – 7am-8:30am at Troegs Brewing Company


Where can I park?
Please see pre-race email link above.

When is packet pick-up?

  • Friday – 12-7pm, Fleet Feet Sports Mechanicsburg (Silver Spring Square, 6416 Carlisle Pike #700, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050)
  • Race day – Onsite at Troegs Brewing Company  (times TBD)

Can people under 21 take part in the race and attend the after-party?
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 2nd by 11:59pm.

Troegs Hopdash 5K FInish line


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