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Saturday, March 5, 2022


The 2021 Bockfest 5K will remain a virtual event, with no in-person component.

Please know that we are committed and working diligently to host in-person Pig Works events in 2021. Safety and security for all is our primary focus. As soon as we receive approvals from governing agencies, we will enthusiastically share all the details.

2021 Bockfest 5K Virtual Instructions

2021 Bockfest 5K FAQs


Bockfest is a uniquely Cincinnati event, celebrating the brewing of Bock Beer and the coming of spring. Bock Beer is traditionally brewed for special occasions. It is complex, hardy, traditionally has a higher nutritional content than most beer and typically has a higher alcohol content. It has a particular link to spring because German monks drank it as a substitute for food during Lenten fasts.

Bockfest™ was created by the Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Company to celebrate the brewery’s introduction of Christian Moerlein Bock. The company eventually decided to make the launch of the bock beer into an entire festival.


  • The 2021 Bockfest 5K is a virtual event with no packet pickup.


The Bockfest 5K course starts in the heart of the Over-the-Rhine historic brewing district of Cincinnati. The Bockfest 5K ends at the Christian Moerlein Tap Room and Brewery Bockfest Hall.

Bockfest Hall: 1619 Moore Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

On race day, packet pick-up, Start/Finish Lines, and the post-race party are all within easy walking distance from one another.

Bockfest 5K Course Map


Washington Park Garage (shuttle pick up at the corner of Race & 14th Sts.)
1230 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Mercer Commons Parking Garage
1314 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

A&D Parkhaus Garage (located at the corner of 12th and Sycamore)
1123 Sycamore
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Yellow school buses will pick up at all locations to shuttle you to and from Bockfest Hall starting at 8:15 a.m.


Bockfest Hall is part of the Christian Moerlein Tap Room and Brewery and serves as both the registration site for Bockfest 5K and the post-race party room. Bockfest Hall and the adjacent street provide an atmosphere for revelers who want to celebrate the city’s beer history as well as their own 5K accomplishments. During Bockfest, the Hall will display beer memorabilia, host the Sunday Bockfest celebration and have entertainment throughout the weekend.


The TQL Beer Series benefits the Over-The-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. It is a non-profit organization committed to making the Brewery District a healthy, balanced and supportive neighborhood economy by preserving, restoring and redeveloping our unique brewing history and historic urban fabric. The Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail is the organization’s signature plan, highlighting the historic buildings that helped create Cincinnati’s rich brewing history.


  • Gear check will be available to all participants
  • All registered participants will receive a shirt, two drink tickets and a Skyline Chili Cheese Coney (must be redeemed at the Post Race Party)
  • Bockfest finishers will receive a medal that doubles as a bottle opener!
  • TIMING CHIP: The disposable timing chip will be affixed to your race bib. Please do not alter or remove it. For those participating in the Beer Series, a finish time is needed to be eligible for Brew Hog status.

2020 Results

Overall winners in 2020:

  • Male: Jack Randall – 15:20
  • Female: Amy Manning – 18:48

Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers determined by gun time.

2019 Results 

2018 Results

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results 

  • You can’t be a BREW HOG without registering for our first event, the Bockfest 5K.
  • Those who complete all three TQL Beer Series events within a calendar year earn the status of a “BREW HOG” with special incentives and rewards to be announced.
  • Sign up now and you’ll be well on your way towards the coveted BREW HOG stature!

We need hundreds of volunteers to make the Bockfest 5K the party that it is, and we have a feeling you’d fit right in. If you are interested in volunteering at Bockfest, please contact Jeanette Kiely at jeanette@flyingpigmarathon.com