Cold Beer At The Finish

Beer & BBQ 5k

$10 5:30PM EDT - 6:30PM EDT Registration Opens December 1, 2022 at 12:00am EST


Brewery 85 Race Series

Upstate Race Series and Brewery 85 present the Annual Beer & BBQ 5K. ​What better way to bring in fall with a little fun 5k followed by some good eats, good beer, and good people! This 5K route starts and finishes at Brewery 85. All finishers will receive a FREE BEER!  This race is also the 5th race of our Brewery 85 Race Series with age group awards going to our top 3 finishers in each age group!
Upstate Race Series - Upcoming Events HERE
Join us for one of our 30 events throughout the year. With something for everyone we have races that extend throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. From Lake Hartwell through the Foothill Mountain Range. Locations that cover all of the State Park systems into the Streets of Anderson, Greenville, Travelers Rest, and Spartanburg. We have events that offer opportunity to every level of runner looking to take on their next challenge!

Race Day Details​

  • What: Beer & BBQ 5k
  • Where: Brewery 85 - 6 Whitlee Ct, Greenville SC 29607
  • When: Friday - October 6th @ 5:30pm
  • Packet Pickup: Will begin 1 hour prior to your race start time inside the event center
  • Overall Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the top 3 finishers.
  • Food: Meal Tickets for our Brew and Bite stand will be available during registration and in the Meal Ticket Registration Tab. These are PRE-ORDER ONLY! Burgers, Hotdogs, Chips, and a full array of condiments will be available
  • Hydration Station: is located inside the Brewery (no aid stations on course)
  • Age group winners will be recognized and announced 1 hour after the event
  • Our events are
    • Dog Friendly
    • Stroller Friendly
    • Walker Friendly 


Course Map: HERE

  • The race course is run from Brewery 85 down to the Confluence Center. From There you will complete two loops in a counter clockwise direction around the confluence center before heading back to Brewery 85 for the finish. The first mile is FAST and the last mile is SLOW! The race is stroller friendly, dog friendly, and walker friendly. We do have a 1 hour cutoff for the 5k. This is a cup-less event so the only water available will be provided by Brewery 85 before and after the event. Please fallow all course arrows and directions to prevent being disqualified. 


Race Swag:

  • 1 Free Beverage of Choice
  • Custom Race Logo Sticker
  • Upstate Running Club Sticker
  • Complimentary Race Photos
  • Brewery 85 Socks (Optional)
This is the 5th race in our 6 brewery 85 point series. Upstate Event Management is hosting its 3rd annual point series with 6 events that will be hosted at Brewery 85 throughout the year. After each race we will calculate results and tally the total point series scores for each age group. You can score points by finishing each race and by scoring in the top 10 of your age group. At the end of the year the top 3 individuals will receive discounts on future race series. You can score in ALL 6 races with a maximum score 60!
NEW! NEW! NEW! With our 4th annual point series we are excited to announce a NEW TWIST to the point series! We will continue to score athletes in their prospective age groups based on individual placements during the 6 race series but we have added a new way for runners to score some swag! What about the slow pokes who will never win an Age Group award! Well we have something for YOU! 
Are you slow but you like to run and drink beer with friends! Well in 2023 we have a NEW way for all the mid and back of the packers to come home with some cool prizes! Everybody knows that the party is in the back anyhow! Here is how you win!  When you register for any of the 7 races within the series you will be given a random playing card for each race you register for. Register for all 7 races and receive 7 cards! At the end of the series concluding with the Rivalry Fan 5k on November 25th of 2023 we will see who's "bluffing" and who is going "all in" when we tally up the top 10 hands throughout the year! 
Prizes for Top 10 hands will include:
  • FREE 2024 Race Series Entry ($175 Value)
  • Brewery 85 Apparel (Trucker Hat & Shirt)
  • Custom Set of Playing Cards with "All In" Logo
Events in the Point Series
Find Race Information, Point Series Standings, and Register for any of these events HERE
  • Hair of the Dog 2 Mile
  • Chase the Rainbow 5k
  • Downville Mile
  • Red White & Brew 5k
  • Beer & BBQ 5k
  • Rivalry Fan 5k


Age Group Winners will be announced one hour after the event

Top 3 Age Group M & F: 

  • 0-9
  • 10-12    
  • 13-16
  • 17-19 
  • 20-29    
  • 30-34    
  • 35-39    
  • 40-44    
  • 45-49    
  • 50-54    
  • 55-59    
  • 60-64    
  • 65-69    
  • 70-79    
  • 80+    


Race Partners

Upcoming Events with Upstate Race Series - See Upcoming Races HERE
  • 25 Annual Races with a wide variety of events including 5ks, Relays, Youth Events, and Ultra Marathons
Without Limits Coaching - Contact Our Coaches HERE
  • Coaching Services that include training plans and/or race specific race plans and consultations for your next event
Upstate Running Club - Join & Donate for $5 OFF 100+ Local Races HERE
  • Non-Profit club that funds the Youth Running Club in the upstate with a variety of events and club runs for adult
South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club - Join for 25% OFF Races HERE
  • Trail & Ultra running club that helps support its members and races throughout the state of South Carolina
Jay Baker Photography Race Photos - See Photos HERE
  • Complimentary race photos, music, and of course engagement with the crowd to bring you to the finish
Go Green Events Timing & Registration - More Info HERE
  • Partnering with RunSignUp to bring you an easy registration process and accurate timing on race day. 
Race Apparel

Check out our race apparel during registration. We will have limited sizes available on race day!

6 Whitlee Ct
Greenville, SC US 29607
Race Contact Info
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