Here2Beer 5K

Thu June 27 - Thu August 1 Directions
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 have an opportunity to enjoy two ice-cold Avondale brews at their leisure, and participate in the 5k. It just doesn't get any better than this!

Don't drink beer or are underage, but still want to compete? Sign up for the 5K RUN ONLY DIVISION. 

Participants in both divisions will be timed together for the 5K portion of the event. By registering for the COMPETITIVE DIVISION, you are signing up to receive two 8 oz beers to consume at your leisure during the event.  You are NOT required to consume beer as part of the event in order to receive a finish time.

This race course is FLAT and FAST, and is USATF Certified AL19038JE. All participants in both the COMPETITIVE and 5K RUN ONLY DIVISIONS will be chip timed, and Top 3 Overall Male / Female will be awarded. 

Here2Beer 5K Race Series...
The Here2Beer 5K Race Series consists of three weeknight running 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. 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. 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.  Awards are as follows: 

1st Place Overall Male / Female  $150 Trak Shak Gift Card
2nd Place Overall Male / Female  $100 Trak Shak Gift Card
3rd Place Overall Male / Female  $75 Trak Shak Gift Card

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

NOTE: In order to comply with Alabama State Alcohol Code, only the 5K portion of the event will be considered for awards. Beer will be available both before and after the event for those in the COMPETITIVE DIVISION, but will NOT be part of the scoring or timing of the event.

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. 

NOTE: YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITIVE DIVISION. PARTICIPANTS OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME IN THE 5K RUN ONLY DIVISION.  

NOTE: ONLY THE 5K PORTION OF EACH DIVISION WILL BE SCORED.  THOSE REGISTERED IN THE COMPETITIVE DIVISION WILL HAVE BEER AVAILABLE BEFORE AND AFTER THE 5K.  THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO CONSUME BEER AT THIS EVENT.

Competitive Division Guidelines

The Competitive Division will start in the BACK COURTYARD of Avondale Brewing Co. at 6:00 p.m. 

IMPORTANT NOTES: 
1. At Packet Pickup, those in the Competitive Division will receive TWO WRISTBANDS. These wristbands may be used to claim two 8 oz beers at the OUTDOOR BAR at any time during the event. Beer may be consumed at your leisure at any time during the event, as only the 5K portion of the event will be timed. NOTE: There is NO requirement to consume beer as part of this event.

NOTE: YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITIVE DIVISION. PARTICIPANTS OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME IN THE 5K RUN ONLY DIVISION.  

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. 

5K Run Only Division Guidelines

The 5K Run Only Division will start in the BACK COURTYARD of Avondale Brewing Co. at 6:00 p.m. 

IMPORTANT NOTES: 
1. Once the gun goes off to start the race, cross the timing mats and turn RIGHT onto 2nd Ave S upon exiting the gate. 

2. Run the out and back 5K Route to return to the Finish Line at Avondale Brewing Company. 

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. 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 winners.   

At the third and final event, RACE SERIES AWARDS will be presented to the Top 3 Overall Male / Female winners. 

Note: All awards are based on GUN TIME, and all runners will be scored together regardless of division.  This rule is to comply with Alabama State Alcohol Code.

T-Shirts

Short sleeve Next Level t-shirts are included with registration.
Unisex Sizes S / M / L / XL / XXL are available, and each event will offer a different colored shirt. 

NOTE: You must register by NOON on the following dates to be guaranteed a t-shirt: 
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
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
The Trak Shak, Homewood Location

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup Event #2:
Wednesday, July 10th
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
The Trak Shak, Homewood Location

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup Event #3:
Wednesday, July 31st
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
The Trak Shak, Homewood Location

Race Day Schedule - All Events 
All Race Day Events Take Place at Avondale Brewing Company
4:00 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 Race Start
6:05 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 and deferrals 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.

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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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