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Beer City Half SLAM

Sat August 17, 2024 Fremont, CA 94536 US Directions


Half Marathon

$107 8:00AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Registration ends August 17, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT


$80.50 8:30AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Registration ends August 17, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT


$54 9:00AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Registration ends August 17, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

The Beer Stroll

$32.80 9:15AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Registration ends August 17, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT
Benefits Pets in Need!

Top Dog Dash

$43.40 9:10AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Run with you dog (on-leash only). Everyone gets a cape!
Givers are Winners!

Donate/Fundraise and Run for Free!

$0 8:00AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Fundraise for Pets in Need and we'll throw in your race registration!
No Exercise Required!

Beer Festival Only

$38.10 11:00AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT Beer tasting, music, games from 12pm-3pm.
Open to ages 21 - 100.


2100 Isherwood Way
Fremont, CA US 94536


Join us for the final race in the Beer City Half Grand Slam, as athletes vie for the Golden Growler in this Championship event. August is also National Clear the Shelters Month and we're working with Pets in Need to support animal rescue and adoption. This means we will have our first Top Dog Dash with all the proceeds doing to this great cause. The air is thick with excitement!


You don't have to have been part of other Beer City races to have a great time, though. You also don't have to care for beer. This gathering is meant for everyone and it's made by runners, for runners. So come out for a great time with sunshine, running, beer, and celebrating


Your races run through Quarry Lakes Regional Park and then out onto the SF Bay Trail and Alameda Creek Trails. When you get home we will be there with tastes of beer from the Beer City Festival. 


The Beer City SLAM includes a half marathon, 10k, and 5k distances. The Beer Stroll is a 1-mile walk for those who are mostly in it for the beer. The Top Dog Dash is a 1 mile-run/walk with your pup on leash. Everyone gets a Hound Hero cape! Proceeds for the Top Dog Dash go to Pets in Need.  


Want to run for free? Learn more about how you can by fundraising for Pets in Need.

Race Week Schedule

Thursday, August 8
6 pm Virtual Race Briefing on Zoom and Facebook (Registered athletes receive information to attend.)


Friday, August 16
Location: TBA
4 pm- 6 pm Bib and shirt pickup; registration (Yes, you can pick up on race day. Yes,  you can pickup for friends.)


Saturday, August 17 RACE DAY!

Beer City Half 
Quarry Lakes Regional Park - 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont (directions)


7:00 am: Registration and bib pickup opens 
8:00 am: Half Marathon Start
8:30 am: 10k Start
9:00 am: 5k Start
9:10 am: Top Dog Dash
9:15 am: Beer Stroll Start
9:45 am: Beer tasting opens for Buddy Pass ticketholders
12:00 pm: Post-race and Buddy Pass tasting ends


Beer City Festival
Quarry Lake Regional Park 

11:00 am Festival beer tasting starts
12:00 pm Second Shift tasting starts
3:00 pm Festival tasting closes

Schwag & Awards

Each runner receives the special SLAM  Key to Beer City, a comfy Beer City SLAM t-shirt, a 7oz Beer City tasting glass, custom bib , and free race photos. 


Podium trophies are given to the top 3 in each race by gender. Age group awards are given 3-deep in 10-year divisions (example: 20-29). Age group winners are requested to identify themselves at the timing table.


All runners are entered into the Beer City Series results our Slammers receive a special lanyard that holds all the keys. Collect them all -- gotta run first!

Beer Tasting & Post-Race Refreshment

Beer City Half Beer City Half offers our runners over 21 years of age a beer selection from Lagunitas and Drakes. There will also be a non-alcoholic from our friends at Fieldwork. All this and the water, bubbly drinks, and snacks you'd expect after a run. As the brewers set up for the afternoon session at Beer City Festival, you can taste their brews, too.  Want to include your friends? Buy a Buddy Pass at checkout and they can join you. Beer will be served in Beer City Festival tasting glasses for you to take home (without a beer in them still). Drink as much as you like. Runner beer tasting goes on until 12pm.


Starting at 11am, folks will start showing up for Beer City Festival with music and beer tasting which goes until 3pm. Want to stay until the end? Buy a Second Shift Pass for $25. It will take you from 12pm - 3pm. You are welcome to go clean up and come back.


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