Wild Willow Farm 5K & Chili Brew Fest
- Go Green!
You are wandering the grounds of a San Diego farm to stretch out before a 5K trail run. The smell of chili wafts through the air. A craft brew is waiting to wash it down. Post race, the sound of bluegrass music and laughter fills the air on this beautiful November day…
The 4th annual Wild Willow Farm 5K & Chili Brew Fest unfolds Saturday, September 26 at 9 a.m. This harvest season celebration features a chili cook-off and beer tasting, plus a 5K trail run/walk.
Clearly, the Wild Willow Farm 5K & Chili Brew Fest has FOOD, BEER, AND FARM FUN in store!
Sample chili and beer, participate in or cheer on the 5K runners, and enjoy live music and tour Wild Willow Farm. The first 100 chili tastings purchased will include a handmade ceramic bowl and first 100 beer tastings purchased include a signature glass, both are yours to keep!
Live music, farm tours, garden workshops and kid-approved farm fun add up to a great fall day with options for everyone! Get to know this San Diego Roots sustainable farm and education center. There is a lot of new stuff growing down on the farm and the funds raised at the event will help Wild Willow Farm fund scholarships for their sustainable farming education program to train the future organic farmers of America! Activities are planned for all ages.
VEGETARIAN CHILI COOK OFF! Get your competitive chef on! What’s the motivation? In addition to the pride and glory of having the best veggie chili this side of the border, compete for a coveted ceramic bowl filled with fresh farm produce and other goodies. SIGN YOUR CHILI UP HERE, before space runs out (limited to 20). CHILI RULES
Breweries! We need you! CLICK HERE to sign up.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
8:00 am Registration and Check In Opens for runners/chili/beer consumers
9:00 am Race Start/Judging Starts
9:30 am Beer and Chili Fest Open
10:00 am Kids Farm Dash
10:15 am Race Winners Announced
10:20 Musical Performance
11:00 am Chili Winners Announced
11:30 am Musical Performance
In an effort to save the environment and NOT cover land fills in Sandy Feet Events t-shirts, we will not be providing t-shirts to each participant.
Instead, we will have a screen printer onsite and if you bring your own plain light colored t-shirt, we will print the event logo on it for you! There is no charge for this, but we welcome donations. Please make sure your shirt will be compatible with black ink.
For those who do not want to bring your own shirt, we will have a limited amount of shirts for sale for a nominal fee of $10 that we can screen print for you. 100% of the all shirt proceeds will go to Wild Willow Farm.
DIRECTIONS: The event will take place at Wild Willow Farm (2550 Sunset Avenue San Diego, California 92154) Parking will be on along the driveway and on the street.Team Registration Instructions: CLICK HERE
COURSE MAP: CLICK HERE
Category Before 6/1/14 After 6/1/14 After September 15th Details Adult 5K $25 $30 $35 age 15 or older Youth 5K $20 $20 $20 age 14 or younger ADD ONS – fees in addition to registration cost Beer/ChiliTickets $10/$20 (Incl. Signature bowl and/or glass) $10/$20 (Incl. Signature bowl and/or glass) $10/$20 (Incl. Signature bowl and/or glass) $10 each or $20 for both!
VOLUNTEERS! Be a part of the action: make new friends and have fun while helping out a great cause! The Wild Willow Farm 5K & Chili Brew Fest needs volunteers to assist with the course, water stations, registration, pre-race check in, beer serving and more! All volunteers will receive a HUGE thank you hug or high five. All shifts are Saturday September 28th from 6am to noon. We need you! We need you! CLICK HERE
The Wild Willow Farm 5K & Chili Brew Fest is a great time to be introduced to this San Diego educational farm and help a cause while meeting others who enjoy the outdoors, local food and craft beer. CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
- We are very conscious of the footprint out events leave on the earth, therefore this is a planet friendly zero waste event! Everyone who signs up for the chili and beer tasting gets a ceramic bowl and logo glass to use and keep! We don't give out any plastic bags or plastic water bottles! Our cups are made of recycled materials that are also compost-able! We put all of the food waste directly into the Wild Willow Farm compost bin. We only work with local or sustainable vendors and sponsors. To top it off charity itself is planet friendly and the chili cook off is organic and vegetarian - a double whammy for our 'food print!" This is the greenest, most delicious, best vegetarian chili cook off in So Cal!