Sat June 11, 2022 Midland, TX 79703 US Directions

5K Run/Walk

10:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

1 Mile Fun Run

9:30AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT
Race Website
3303 W Golf Course Rd.
Midland, TX US 79703


It's Beer Run time! Get ready to put your spirits to the test during the Sixth Annual Tall City Beer Run (previously known as The Rootbeer Run). 
Join Midland Athletic Company, Midland Run Crew, and our coolest new friend on the block  – Tall City Brewing – for our annual friendly challenge in honor of John Thomas Butler. 

This year, John Butler would have been 21 years old and we are throwing an EPIC party to celebrate his life! There will be running, root beer, beer, awesome race medals, and the best post-race party in Permian Basin. You do not want to miss this fun-filled event for the whole community! 

About John Thomas Butler 

This run is a fundraiser for John Thomas Butler Memorial Scholarship Foundation(JTBMSF). The JTBMSF is a Permian Basin area scholarship and student financial aid service in Midland, TX. It was founded in 2018 by the loved ones of John Butler,  a member of the MHS Cross Country team, track team, and SGY ministry who passed away in a tragic accident in 2017. John Butler was 16 years old in August 2017,  the last time anyone would see him doing what he loved- running.

“When John died, we had people donating money,” said Keitha Butler, John’s mother. “We set that aside and decided in January to start a scholarship fund in his honor.” Each year the scholarship fund presented $500 scholarships to Permian Basin seniors.

With your continued support, we are able to help seniors with their college education. The foundation has already awarded 10 scholarships this year to qualified seniors and over 70 scholarships have been awarded since his passing in 2017.

Get a chance to win!

The JTBMSF is adding little more fun for graduating seniors or current college students who enter the race. We will draw a random name and award a $250.00 book scholarship on race day! 


Date: June 11, 2022
Time: 10:00 am (5K start)  /  9:30 am (1 Mile start) 

Location: Tall City Brewing  (3303 W Golf Course Rd Midland, TX 79703)

The 5K is a loop course through the Legacy High school neighborhood in the center of Midland. The 1 Mile is an out-n-back course.

  • Invitation to a post-run celebration party for all participants. This epic after-party hosted by Tall City Brewing will feature live music, brewery tours, food trucks and drinks!
  • (2) free Tall City beer tickets (for participants ages 21+)  -OR- unlimited root beer (all participants)
  • 5K finishers will get a custom bottle opener / 1 Mile finishers will receive a one-of-a-kind Rootbeer finisher's medal
  • Custom stainless steel pint glass
  • 2022 beer koozie 
  • A limited-edition race shirt will be available for an add-on purchase. 


For  5K only* (male & female) - Top 3 in Age Groups 
20 & Under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
*Chip Timing is required for awards. 


Water at the Start/finish area! In addition, there will be (2) aid stations on the course (1) at the 2-mile point in the 5K and (1) at the turn around point (.5mile) for the 1 Mile. 

Runners can pick up their packets at these locations:

Midland Athletic Company - 3326 N Midkiff Rd. Midland, TX 79705
Friday, June 10, 2022
10 AM - 6 PM 

Tall City Brewing - 3303 W Golf Course Rd. Midland, TX 79703
Saturday, June 11, 2022
8:40 AM - 9:40 AM


Overflow parking #1 at the Permian Basin Area Foundation, located at 3312 Andrews Hwy. There is a gate on the west side of our lot for easy access. 
Overflow parking #2 at Permian Nephrology, located at 3302 W. Golf Course Rd.
Overflow parking #3 at Golf Course Road Church of Christ, located at 3500 W Golf Course Rd.

Volunteer Information:

Please email and let us know if you would like to take part by volunteering. 

Other event schedule information:
9:30 AM - The beer garden opens and food trucks are waiting as runners finish their run.
10:00 AM - Live Music Begins / Brewery Tours Begin
10:30 AM - 5K Awards
11:00 AM - The brewery opens for regular admission 
Racecourse closes (all participants must complete the 5K within a 1-hour time limit)

*Times subject to change.
*Complementary shuttles to homes and vehicles provided by volunteers (Tips Recommended) Only available within the 5-mile radius of Tall City Brewing brewery location.
*There will be heavy law enforcement that will highly increase your chances of getting pulled over and if you are driving under the influence you will be taken to JAIL - NO BAIL. No questions asked.

*Strollers & Dogs: Strollers and leashed dogs are happily allowed, we ask that you start in the back of the start line corral. Local leash laws apply. 

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