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Troegs Hopdash 5K FInish lineSaturday, October 7th


The East Shore YMCA and Tröegs Brewing Company are excited to announce the 2017 Tröegs Hop Dash. This event features more runners, a great after-party, and a lot of fun! Registration will be limited, so be sure to follow us on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss the big announcement.

Registration is $50/person

**No Refunds, Registration open date TBA**


As if putting on the most raucous race of the year wasn’t enough, 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:

2 Troegs beers (cans)
1 raffle entry for the Grand Prize Tasting Tour and other cool Tröegs prizes!
1 Hop Dash shirt
1 Hop Dash finisher medallion
Tröegs Hop Dash Bash after-party entry
Other swag bag goodies!

$50 Tröegs gift cards will be awarded to the first overall male and female finishers as well as the best dressed (Tröegs-inspired) male and female!


Troegs Hopdash Post Race 5K partyDress in your best Tröegs-inspired costumes and race to the finish where the after-party awaits. We’ve gotten permission to close down State Street between 2nd and 3rd (right at the base of the Capitol steps!) and turn it into a fun after-party hosted by PA brew darlings Tröegs Brewing Company. This year will also feature an expanded serving area to expedite the beer serving process.

NEW IN 2016 – Aside from the two complimentary beers each participant will receive, Troegs Brewing Company will be onsite selling additional beers to participants and spectators! There will also be food trucks and music, so be sure to bring your friends/family and stick around after the race!


2016 results | 2016 Photos

2015 results


This 5k course is going to be a one-of-a-kind course in Harrisburg. Starting on Commonwealth Avenue in back of the Capitol, the course takes runners around the city and finishes at the base of the Capitol steps, right by the after-party in Harrisburg, hosted by Tröegs!

Click here for a course map


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

Race day – 11am-12:45pm on race day on State St in downtown Harrisburg (between 2nd and 3rd St)


1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall male and female

1st, 2nd, 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, 65+

**Please note that there are no award categories for participants under 21**

Q and A

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-12:45pm 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?
This is up to the discretion of the participant. 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 PARunners.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 4th by 11:59pm.


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