Halfway Crooks Beer 5 K's for Kölsch

Sat April 1, 2023 Atlanta, GA 30312 US Directions

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Additional event information can be found at http://www.halfwaycrooks.beer.


60 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA US 30312


Kick off the 2023 Halfway Crooks Kölsch Fest with the Halfway Crooks 5 K's for Kölsch:

Saturday, April 1st - First wave starts at 10:30am! Our 5k fun run will consist of FIVE 1k routes. Each 1k represents one 20cl pour of Farina you will be able to enjoy directly after your run/walk in our Biergarten served in the traditional way of Cologne, Germany. 

Halfway Crooks Kölsch Fest: 

Halfway Crooks Kölsch Fest is a celebration of Kölsch taking place Saturday, April 1st 12pm-7pm and Sunday, April 2nd 12pm-7pm. We will have Kölsch-style service and food pop ups in the Biergarten all weekend. The featured beer is Farina, our delicious Top Fermenting Lager! 

History of Kölsch Service:

In Cologne, Germany kölsch is traditionally served in a tall, thin, cylindrical 20 centiliter (6.8 US fl oz) glass called a Stange ("pole" or "rod"). The server, called a Köbes, carries eleven or twelve Stangen in a Kranz ("wreath"), a circular tray resembling a crown or wreath. Instead of waiting for the drinker to order a refill, the Köbes immediately replace an empty Stange with a full one, marking a tick on the coaster under the Stange. If the drinker does not want another refill, he or she places the coaster on top of the empty Stange and pays for the number of beers marked on the coaster. 

Registration Details:

Saturday, April 1st at 10:30AM - Early Registration $20 until March 26th, after - $25 

'5k' or (5) - 1k's. For each "1k" you earn a 20cl Farina to redeem after the race with your race bib. The bib will represent your first “coaster” for tallying your kölsch. We recommend a refreshment directly following your race, but should you want to reserve it for later you can redeem anytime during the festival hours in the Biergarten! (please note you will not be able to redeem after the conclusion of the Kölsch Fest on April 2nd) 

Registration includes: 

● Official participation in Halfway Crooks Kölsch Fest 5K’s for Kölsch – professionally organized run experience 

● Early entry to 2023 Halfway Crooks Kölsch Fest (biergarten opens at 11am for runners!)

● Five 20cL Farina pours (redeemed via race bib) served up by our Köbes in the traditional style from Cologne

● Discounted preorder access (through race registration) to purchase our limited Kölsch Fest tee

● Portal to upload your complete run time via RunSignUp - Please note that the 5 K's for Kölsch will not be chipped timed or scored and there will not be top-finisher or age group awards. We are simply running for Kölsch!! 

Run format and details:

  • You will receive your coaster bib at Check-In 
  • Please check in no more than 15 minutes before your selected wave start time
  • There are 3 1K routes mapped out and marked. You will complete 5 1K's using the routes we have mapped out for you in our suggest order or your own combination! (*routes will be well marked, volunteers on site, and maps available for the visual learners)
  • There is a short distance between the finish and start of each route. **GPS watch, stopwatch, or timing app recommended to keep track of your total time movement while running/walking your K's.**
  • Once you have completed your 5 K's, you have the option to Submit Your Virtual Results HERE. Reminder there are no top-finisher prizes or awards, so submitting results is not required, but simply fun to put your effort on record or bragging rights to your homies
  • Grab a post-run snack & water back at the runningnerds tent area and then head to the Halfway Crooks beer garden to redeem your coaster bib for your 5-20cl pours of delicious Farina Kölsch! 


Fine Print: 

**The run will be held rain or shine. We will keep a close eye on any hazardous conditions such as lightning or flooding, however we do not anticipate any delays or cancellations. 

**Parking is plentiful in the Summerhill Lot A parking lot located at 17 Georgia Ave SE, ATL 30312.

**Check-In behind Halfway Crooks at the orange runningnerds tent on Reed St. 


Thank you for supporting small local businesses and sharing your leisure time with us. See you Saturday! Additional event information can be found at http://www.halfwaycrooks.beer or https://www.instagram.com/halfwaycrooksbeer/ 

- Halfway Crooks Beer & runningnerds teams

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