Bottoms Up Beer Run 4K (approx. 2.5 miles)

Sat June 6 - Sat January 2, 2021 Melbourne, FL US 32935 Directions
Events
VIRTUAL RACE

4K VIRTUAL BEER RUN

$10 Run the Virtual Race anytime between June 6th - June 28th! Proceeds from the race will go to St. Baldrick's!
In-Person Race on Jan 2nd, 2021

4K Registration - 21 or Older

$40 $30 01/02 2:00PM EST Price increases after November 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
In-Person Race on Jan 2nd, 2021

4K Registration - Under 21 Yrs of Age

$20 $10 01/02 2:00PM EST Price increases after November 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Place
2500 Parkway Drive
Melbourne, FL US 32935
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.saaz.org/bottomsup.

Description

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Spacecoast Associates of the Advancement of Zymurgy (SAAZ) has rescheduled the 7th Annual BOTTOMS UP BEER RUN to January 2nd, 2021!!!

 

We are now adding a VIRTUAL RACE!!!  Sign up for the virtual race and run it on your own between June 6th - June 28th.  The Virtual race participants will get an awesome medal and be eligible for some cool giveaways once your results are submitted!!!

Virtual Race Information - June 6th - June 28th

Run the 4K on your own between June 6th - June 28th! 

Beer on your course is recommended (for 21 years and older).  Drink responsibly!

Take pictures of your run, beer, race bib, costume, etc. to post on social media and be eligible to win prizes.

 

All participants will receive a cool Bottoms Up Beer Run medal!!

 

The registration offers an option to purchase a crowler of beer from BeachFly Brewing Company or Dirty Oar Beer Company. Please consider using this option to help support our friends struggling from the shutdown.

 

Race Medal pick-up to be scheduled for late June at BeachFly and Dirty Oar. Stay tuned for details on dates/times. If you do not live local and want your medal mailed please consider adding $5 for Medal Shipping to help keep our costs low to maximize our charitable donation to St. Baldrick's Foundation.

 

Post your results on the Bottoms Up Beer Run Results page to be eligible for some very cool giveaways!

 

All proceeds from the virtual race will go directly to St. Baldrick's!!

 

All medals and prizes will be shipped out by July 1st.

In-Person Jan 2nd, 2020 Race Details
  • Is Will Run for Beer your motto? If so this race is for you!

  • Participants will drink a beer shot to toast the start of the race, a beer shot every 1K and a full beer at the end of the race. You DO NOT have to drink beer to participate.

  • Beer and cider provided by SAAZ.

  • Race capped at 450 entrants

  • Race T-shirts and Bottle Opener Medals for ALL participants - Requested T-shirt size guaranteed only if registered by 12/01/20

  • Raffles and Awards

  • Top 3 M&F Overall, Top Masters M&F, Top 3 Teams, Top 3 M&F in Age Groups: Under 21, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

  • Beer related costumes encouraged!

  • Proceeds benefit St. Baldrick's Foundation.

Packet Pickup & Registration at Running Zone (3696 N Wickham Rd)

Thursday, December 31st, 2020 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Race Day: Wickham Park Pavilion #4

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

12:30 PM          Packet Pickup & Registration Opens

1:45 PM          Late Registration for 4K Closes

1:50 PM          ID Check deadline - must get a wristband if you want to drink the beer

2:00 PM          4K Start!!!

3:00 PM          Awards Ceremony

Very important information to make race day "run" smoothly!
 

WICKHAM PARK
2500 Parkway Dr, Melbourne, FL 32935

Wickham Park is our gracious hosts for the run again. Please respect the park rules and leave the park cleaner than you found it so we can come back again. Specifically they have asked us to remind all participants - NO GLASS IN THE PARK. Please don't bring any glass bottles with you to the park. Plastic and cans are ok. Dogs on short leashes are ok, so feel free to bring Fido. Here is a link to Wickham Park FAQ if you have additional questions.

PARKING
Wickham Park will likely be busy since this is an afternoon race. You can park anywhere that you find a spot. Also for the run we have some additional grass parking that is available. Drive back to Pavilion #4 and race volunteers will direct you where to go.

COURSE MAP
The course map will be updated shortly!! 

Check out the course ahead of time. It weaves throughout Wickham Park to hit all the refreshment stations with minimal runner overlap. It may look like we were drunk when we designed it but don't worry we will have plenty of volunteers to guide you along the way!

ID CHECK
Don't forget your ID!!!

All participants must check in with an ID if they want to drink beer. Those 21 y/o and up with proper ID will receive a wrist band. Anyone under 21 y/o or anyone who does not provide a proper ID will have their hands marked with a black "X". We don't care if you are 80 years old, you must show valid ID to receive a wristband.

NO ID, NO WRISTBAND, NO BEER, NO EXCEPTIONS
ID CHECK DEADLINE 1:50 PM
You must get your ID checked by 1:50 PM so we can start to pour the beers for the starting toast and the race can begin on time.

DRINKING ON THE COURSE
It is very important that while on the race course you only consume the beer in the designated refreshment station. You cannot leave the refreshment station with your beer. Each refreshment station we will provide a security volunteer who will confirm that all who enter the pavilion have a race bib and only those with wristbands will be handed a beer. Only one beer per person at each station. Another volunteer will make sure that you do not leave the pavilion with the beer.

RAFFLES
We are currently working on some great raffle items for you! We will update the site once we have them secured.

Every runner gets one entry into the raffle of their choice. We will announce the raffle winners at the awards ceremony. Must be present to win.

Also at the run we will be raffling off items to random bib numbers during the awards ceremony, so stick around and you might get lucky. Must be present to win.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?
It's summertime in Florida, it might rain. We promise you won't melt! Only ice melts and we have coolers :) Rain or shine we are running. The refreshment stations are all covered so your beer is protected and the rain will just push you to get to the next station a little faster. Sorry no refunds.

DRINK RESPONSIBLY
Participants will consume approximately 2 beers along the race course. Please drink responsibly and know your limits.You do not have to drink to participate. Water and Gatorade are available. It will be hot, please hydrate before, during and after the race with water.

Make sure you also designate a driver to make sure you get home safely. If you need a taxi, please let a volunteer know.

AWARDS
This is a fun run and we think you are all amazing so everyone gets a finisher medal!

The race is also timed and we will be awarding prizes to the Top 3 Male/Female age division winners, Top 3 Male/Female overall, Top Masters Male/Female and Top 3 Teams.

Age Divisions - these are modified from what you may have seen at other races, we made these grouping based on our past participation levels.

Under 21, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

 

For the manual registration, download the .pdf file and mail in the manual registration form. 

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