MIAMI— Homestead-Miami Speedway has been the site of auto racing since it opened in 1995. Now, another race will be coming to the South Florida track – the inaugural Craft n’ Draft 5K and beer festival.
Walkers, joggers and runners of all skill levels will weave their way through the picturesque track on Saturday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. when the green flag drops for the Craft n’ Draft 5K. The 3.1-mile run incorporates parts of both the championship oval as well as the Speedway’s road course.
The runner who crosses the finish line first not only gets to celebrates in Victory Lane like the winning driver, but also will win two Cabana tickets to the Ford EcoBoost 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship race on November 17. The Cabanas are one of the most thrilling and all-inclusive ways to take in a NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and are perched directly above all the action on pit road.
The evening doesn’t end at the finish line, however, as all participants will be treated to a post-race beer festival. Craft beers will be only part of the fun and excitement after the 5K as local band Rearview Mirror will perform classic hits. The beer festival will run until 10 p.m. and will feature live music, food trucks, craft beer and even a trophy presentation and photo opportunity in Victory Lane.
Tickets to the Craft n’ Draft 5K are available now and can be purchased at www.HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com/CraftnDraft5K.The cost to participate in the run is $35 through August 31, $40 from September 1-20 and $45 on race day. The following is included with each purchase:
- Entry into the Craft n’ Draft 5K
- Craft n’ Draft 5K t-shirt
- One free beverage
- Grandstand ticket to Ford EcoBoost 400
Group rates are also available for groups of ten runners or more and can be purchased by calling Jean-Claude Siku at (305) 230-5210.
About Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead-Miami Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The Speedway, which was founded by Miami businessman, racing enthusiast and philanthropist Ralph Sanchez, is a 650-acre facility that features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The Speedway hosts on-track events nearly 300 days per year and generates more than $301 million annually for the region. In 2018, NASCAR crowned champions in all three of its national series at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend for the 17th consecutive year (2002-18). Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2018 were Joey Logano (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), Tyler Reddick (NASCAR XFINITY Series) and Brett Moffitt (NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series). 2019 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 15-17. In 2020, the Speedway will commemorate its 25th anniversary as it hosts NASCAR’s three national series in the spring.