Here2Beer 5K

Thu June 27 - Thu August 1, 2019 Directions
Events

Here2Beer 5K Competitive Division Race #1 6/27/19

$35 06/27 6:00PM CDT Price increases after June 15, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT

Here2Beer 5K RUN ONLY Race #1 6/27/19

$30 06/27 6:00PM CDT Price increases after June 15, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT

Here2Beer 5K Competitive Division Race #2 7/11/19

$35 07/11 6:00PM CDT Price increases after June 15, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT

Here2Beer 5K RUN ONLY Race #2 7/11/19

$30 07/11 6:00PM CDT Price increases after June 15, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT

Here2Beer 5K Competitive Division Race #3 8/1/19

$35 08/01 6:00PM CDT Price increases after June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT

Here2Beer 5K RUN ONLY Race #3 8/1/19

$30 08/01 6:00PM CDT Price increases after June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
Place
New this year! This event will start and finish at Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham, AL.
Description

New This Year! Start and Finish at Avondale Brewing Company! 

Do you run?  Do you drink beer?  Then we have the perfect event for you!
Here2Beer is a weeknight 5K running event that begins and ends with a beer at one of Birmingham's most iconic breweries, Avondale Brewing Company. Participants in the COMPETITIVE DIVISION will start by drinking a cold 8 oz beer, will run a FLAT AND FAST 5K through Birmingham's hippest neighborhood, and will finish by drinking a second cold 8 oz beer - all at Avondale Brewing Company. It just doesn't get any better than this!

Don't drink beer, but want to compete in the COMPETITIVE DIVISION? Cold root beer will be available for non-beer drinkers in the COMPETITIVE DIVISION. Simply want to take on the 5K and celebrate with friends afterwards? There is a 5K RUN ONLY option.  

This race course is FLAT and FAST, and is pending USATF certification. All participants in both the COMPETITIVE and 5K RUN ONLY divisions will be chip timed, and Top 3 Overall Male / Female in both divisions will be awarded. 

Here2Beer 5K Race Series...
The Here2Beer 5K Race Series consists of three weeknight events throughout the summer. Event dates are June 27, July 11, and August 1, 2019. Series awards will be presented at the third and final event of the series (August 1, 2019). Participants are not required to complete all three events in order to be scored for the series (however, the more you race, the better your chance to win the series). Top 3 Overall Male / Female will be awarded in both the COMPETITIVE and 5K RUN ONLY divisions. Discounts will apply for those who register for more than one event in the series.

NOTE: YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITIVE DIVISION, REGARDLESS IF YOU WILL BE DRINKING BEER OR ROOT BEER. PARTICIPANTS OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME IN THE 5K RUN ONLY DIVISION.  

CANCELLATION STATEMENT: This event will occur rain or shine, hot or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds.

Compete in the Here2Beer 5K Race Series to win series awards, and to receive discounts when registering for more than one event in the series.

RACE SERIES AWARD DIVISIONS
The Top 3 Overall Male / Female winners will receive Race Series awards.  The Top 3 Overall Male / Female  winners in both the COMPETITIVE and 5K RUN ONLY divisions will be awarded as follows: 

1st Place Overall Male / Female COMPETITIVE Division $100 Trak Shak Gift Card
2nd Place Overall Male / Female COMPETITIVE Division $75 Trak Shak Gift Card
3rd Place Overall Male / Female COMPETITIVE Division $50 Trak Shak Gift Card

1st Place Overall Male / Female 5K RUN ONLY Division $75 Trak Shak Gift Card
2nd Place Overall Male / Female 5K RUN ONLY Division $50 Trak Shak Gift Card
3rd Place Overall Male / Female 5K RUN ONLY Division $30 Trak Shak Gift Card  

NOTE: All Race Series participants are scored based on their age as of December 31st of the series year.

Multi-Event Discounts

Register for TWO EVENTS at once to receive an automatic 10% discount for one event. 
Register for THREE EVENTS at once to receive an automatic 20% discount for one event. 

IMPORTANT NOTES RE: DIVISIONS

The DEADLINE TO CHANGE YOUR DIVISION (COMPETITIVE to 5K RUN ONLY or Vice Versa) is 5:00 p.m. Race Day.

CLICK HERE to learn how to make changes to your registration. 

Featured Avondale Brews

Participants in the COMPETITIVE DIVISION will enjoy the following craft beer selections from Avondale Brewing Company: 

Event #1 June 27th Spring Street Saison
Event #2 July 11th Mexican Lager
Event #3 August 1st Train Hopper Pale Ale

NOTE: YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITIVE DIVISION, REGARDLESS IF YOU WILL BE DRINKING BEER OR ROOT BEER. PARTICIPANTS OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME IN THE 5K RUN ONLY DIVISION.  

Food Trucks

The following food trucks will be at Avondale Brewing Company from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

June 27th Cheezin Gourmet Grilled Cheese / Repicci's Italian Ice 
July 11th I Love Bacon
August 1st Devil Dawgs

Awards

At each of the three events, 5K AWARDS will be presented to the Top 3 Overall Male / Female in BOTH the COMPETITIVE and 5K RUN ONLY divisions.   

At the third and final event, RACE SERIES AWARDS will be presented to the Top 3 Overall Male / Female in BOTH the COMPETITIVE and 5K RUN ONLY divisions. 

Note: All awards are based on GUN TIME

T-Shirts

Buttery soft, short sleeve t-shirts are included with registration.
Unisex Sizes S / M / L / XL / XXL are available.

You must register by NOON on the following dates to be guaranteed your preferred shirt size: 
Event #1: Wednesday, June 19th
Event #2: Tuesday, July 2nd
Event #3: Wednesday, July 24th 

Event Schedule

Online Registration Will Remain Open Until 5:30 p.m. Race Day

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup Event #1:
Wednesday, June 26th
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
The Trak Shak, Homewood Location

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup Event #2:
Wednesday, July 10th
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
The Trak Shak, Homewood Location

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup Event #3:
Wednesday, July 31st
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
The Trak Shak, Homewood Location

Race Day Schedule - All Events 
All Race Day Events Take Place at Avondale Brewing Company
3:00 p.m. Packet Pickup Opens
5:00 p.m. DEADLINE TO CHANGE YOUR DIVISION (COMPETITIVE to 5K RUN ONLY or Vice Versa) 
5:30 p.m. Packet Pickup & Registration Closes
6:00 p.m. 5K Start
6:00 p.m. Post-Race Party Begins
7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Event Parking

Participants may park at Avondale Brewing Company as there is plenty of street parking available.

Refund Policy

Refunds are not allowed for this event. 

Cancellation Statement

This event will occur rain or shine, hot or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds.

2018 Race #1 Video Recap
2018 Race #2 Video Recap
2018 Race #3 Video Recap
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New this year! This event will start and finish at Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham, AL.

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