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.
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Packet Pick-Up will be on the 1st floor of 644 Linn Street Suite #802, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203** on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, pick-up will be under the white tent.
**Masks are required when inside the building.
NEW 2022 course map below! See the new start and finish located by NEW Bockfest location at Findlay Playground, 1811 Vine Street.
See a Course Map PDF here.
The best way to reach the race is to find parking near the streetcar route and take the free Cincinnati Bell Streetcar to Stop #12, Findlay Market – Race St. Once you reach the stop, Bockfest is located one block east at Findlay Playground (1811 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202). Detailed parking information and suggestions can be found here.
We suggest downloading the Transit app which provides real-time updates along the streetcar route and the Cincy EZ Parking app to expedite payment at parking locations. The streetcar will start running at 8:30 AM on race morning. Masks are required when riding in streetcars.
See more detailed information here.
See a PDF of the Streetcar Map here.
The after-party this year will be held at the NEW Bockfest location at Findlay Playground, 1811 Vine Street, in the heart of the historic Brewery District.
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.
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Thank you for registering to participate in the Bockfest 5K Virtual Event, part of the TQL Beer Series! Although we wish we could see you cross the finish line in person, we have included instructions and important information below.
See VIRTUAL INSTRUCTIONS here!
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 Claudia Heidelman at email@example.com.