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Bark & Brew 5K at Griffin Claw presented by Chief Financial Credit Union benefits Leader Dogs for the Blind

Join Chief Financial Credit Union and Leader Dogs for the Blind for the unofficial kickoff to the summer season: Bark & Brew! Leader Dog for the Blind is  excited to announce that Bark & Brew will once again be partnering with Griffin Claw Brewing Company and Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills at Crooks & M59! The community is also invited to lace up your running shoes on Saturday, June 4 either in-person or virtually for the Bark & Brew 5K!

Bark & Brew is an outdoor, family-friendly event! Support Leader Dog while you enjoy a famous Griffin Claw brew, live music, kids' play area with inflatables, carnival games, rock wall. Meet and greet with Future Leader Dogs, Leader Dogs in training, and working Leader Dogs. 

To protect the health of our dogs, personal dogs will not be permitted at the event.

The Bark & Brew 5K is back in person for the first time since 2019 and will feature both 5K and 1-mile routes. The 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place at Bloomer Park (no entry fee for the park is required for anyone participating in the run/walk).

The 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run both include free entry to Bark & Brew after the run at Griffin Claw Brewing Company in Rochester Hills from 11 a.m.–7 p.m.


Tickets will be available on June 4, 2022 online and at the door for $10. 

Registration ends on June 04, 2022.

Can't make it to Rochester on race day? Participate virtually on June 4 from wherever you live and share your experience on social media using the hashtag #barkandbrew5K!

5K participants receive a race t-shirt, medal, race bib and a coupon for a free, age-appropriate beverage at the Bark & Brew event.

Fun Run participants also receive a race t-shirt, race bib and a coupon for a free, age-appropriate beverage at the Bark & Brew event.

Take your Bark & Brew 5K experience to the next level by fundraising along the way! Participants who fundraise and meet certain goals will receive special prizes including a plush Leader Dog puppy, a Leader Dog t-shirt and a Leader Dog Braille travel mug!