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J.F. Walleye's Island 5k Beer Run

Event:5k Run/Walk & Party!
Date:Saturday, August 4, 2018
Location:     J.F. Walleye's Island Bar & Restaurant
Address:1810 Fox Road, Middle Bass Island, Ohio 43446     


J.F. Walleye's will kick off the 36th Annual 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, August 4, 2018 on Middle Bass Island.  ALL PARTICIPANTS 21 and over will receive a complimentary post race beer! Age group winners will also receive a branded pint glass!

​The race will begin between J.F. Walleye's and historic Lonz Winery with views of the Put-in-Bay harbor and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. The race will take you across Middle Bass Island and finishes at J.F. Walleye's for a post-race party that includes food and refreshments!
CLICK HERE to register now!

Course Map

Click the green ​distance below to see the course map. 

J.F. Walleye's 5k: Run/Walk 5 Kilometers (3.1 miles)


​Register now in just 60 seconds by CLICKING HERE!

Early packet pick-up is encouraged and will be at J.F. Walleye's on Friday, August 3 from 6:30-8:00pm. 

Packet-pick up and race day registration will open Saturday, August 4 at 9:00am at J.F. Walleye's. 

The race will start at 10:00am. 

You can sign up for the 5k on event day.

Registration Options         Now - May 31     June 1 - June 30      July 1 - August 2       August 3-4    
5k Run/Walk$20$25$30$35

What You Get For Registering

~Lunch for all participants
~Post race beer for all participants 21 & over (under 21 complimentary n/a drink)
​~Chip Timing! This will be the 3rd consecutive year in the 35 year history of the race that timing chips will be used & results will be immediate!
~Race kiosk to look up your time as soon as you cross the finish line!
~Post-race party!!
~Official tech t-shirts for all 5k participants (Moisture wicking dri-fit t-shirts)
~Get away from it all and explore the island of Middle Bass as you race for the finish line!
~Post race drinks and food
~Participation in the only race event on Middle Bass Island!
~Awards for the top finishers in each age division
~Discounted drink tickets during early packet pick-up Friday night at J.F. Walleye's
~All participants will be entered into a raffle for a Bahamas cruise!!

Additional Information

Race day (Saturday, August 4) the first Miller Ferry boat to Middle Bass is at 8:15am (the next is at 10:15am). If you miss the 8:15am ferry you will miss the race! The ferry takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the island.

If you are not staying Saturday night on Middle Bass we urge you to be at the dock early to you make sure you get on the 8:15am boat (leaving Catawba/Port Clinton heading to Middle Bass).

Miller Boat Line Address (Mainland):

5174 E. Water Street
Port Clinton, OH 43452

J.F. Walleye's is located next to the Miller Boat Line dock at Middle Bass and is only a few minute walk away.

If you have any questions please contact All Sports Timing & Race Management via email at: or call: 614-6363-FUN (386).

If you have not registered by July 25 we cannot guarantee size of shirt or if you will be able to receive a shirt.

Driving Directions To Middle Bass Island

There are numerous routes that you could take to get to Middle Bass Island. Here is a list of some of the most common roads traveled:

Leaving from Cleveland, Ohio:
Approximate Miles: 75
Approximate Time: 1-1.5 hours
​Take the Ohio Turnpike West or get on I-90 to Ohio Route 2 West. Take Exit 110 Sandusky Ohio Route 4. Turn left (North) on Route 4 to Ohio Route 2 West (Toledo). Take the Catawba Island Route 53 North Exit and continue on Route 53 North to the ferry dock.

Leaving from Toledo, Ohio:
Approximate Miles: 45
Approximate Time: 1 hour
​Take either Ohio Route 2 or the Ohio Turnpike East. Exit 91 Fremont to Fremont Road North towards Port Clinton.

Leaving from Columbus, Ohio:
Approximate Miles: 125
Approximate Time: 2.25 hours
Take Ohio Route 23 North (High Street) to Route 98 North (Waldo Exit). In Bucyrus, Ohio merge onto Route 4 North. Route 4 will take you to Ohio Route 2 and you will turn left towards Toledo. Take the Catawba Island Route 53 North Exit and continue on Route 53 North to the ferry dock.

Leaving from Dayton & Cincinnati, Ohio:
Approximate Miles: 210
Approximate Time: 3.75-4.25 hours
Take I-75 North to Ohio Route 6 East. In Fremont you’ll take 6 to Route 53 North (Fremont Road). When you get to Route 2  take Route 2 East to Catawba Island Exit 53 North for ferry dock.

Leaving from Detroit, Michigan:
Approximate Miles: 93.5
Approximate Time: 1.75 hrs
​Take I-75 South to Toledo. Take I-280 East to Ohio Route 2 East (Oregon). Take the Catawba Island Route 53 North Exit and continue on Route 53 North to the ferry dock.

Leaving from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Approximate Miles: 196
Approximate Time: 3.25 hours
Take Pennsylvania Turnpike I-76 West to Ohio. I-76 becomes Ohio I-80 (Ohio Turnpike). Take Ohio Turnpike to Sandusky Exit 110 Route 4 and take the Catawba Island Route 53 North Exit and continue on Route 53 North to the ferry dock.

Leaving from Chicago, Illinois:
Approximate Miles: 277
Approximate Time: 4.5 hours
​Indiana Turnpike I-90 East to I-80/I-90 to Ohio Turnpike East. Exit 91 Fremont to Fremont Road North to Port Clinton.

Leaving from Indianapolis, Indiana:
Approximate Miles: 276
Approximate Time: 4.5 hours
Head north on Indiana State Route 37 to I-69 (still on SR 37) North. Take Exit 148 Angola/Lagrange and turn right on the ramp for US 20. Turn east onto US 20 and follow it for about 15 miles to Ohio State Route 49. Turn right (south) onto Route 49 to the Ohio Turnpike I-80/I-90 ramp. Follow the turnpike East to Fremont Exit 91. Follow above directions to the ferry dock.

Map Of Event Location At Middle Bass Island, Ohio