Schedule of Events
Race Expo & More!
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Fri: 04-12-19 | 12:00PM – 5:30PM

The Barlow 
6771 Laguna Park Way,
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Come pick up your bib, participant t-shirt, and find out everything you need to know about the course, parking and transportation, and other race day logistics. Stick around and visit the breweries, wineries, shops, and restaurants that line McKinley street at the Barlow in Sebastopol. We have several events happening throughout the day!

Note: You will need your photo ID to pick up your bib & packet.

5:30pm to 7:00pm Welcome Reception (location TBD) 
Sample food, wine and beer from Barlow merchants while you mingle with fellow runners, sponsors, and elite beer milers. You can also participate in a lively and humorous Q & A session hosted by Race Announcer Whit Raymond and Race Director, Matt Dockstader.  Cost $25

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Race Day Packet Pickup
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Sat: 04-13-19 | 6:45AM – 7:45AM

Race Day Packet pick up is available to those who paid for this option in advance at the check in table prior to the race. Come early to avoid lines. You will need a photo ID in order to pick up your bib. Please hold on to your photo ID or check it in your bag at bag check, as you will need it to pick up your tasting glass and wristband after the festival.

We offer Race Day Packet Pick-Up as an add-on at the additional charge of $10 which you can add when selecting “purchase additional merchandise” on you will either have already “claimed your registration” using your registration ID, or you will claim it and then add Race Day Packet Pickup to your registration!

The Barlow
6771 Laguna Park Way,
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Hours: 6:45AM – 7:45AM

Runner's Beer Toast

Sat: 04-13-19| 7:55AM

Kick off the race with a taste of North Bay beer! Crooked Goat Brewery is our official start line beer sponsor. Grab a sample cup of beer or cider and join fellow runners in indulging in our customary  pre-race beer toast!  There will be at least two start heats and you’ll line up according to your pace, faster runners in first heat.

Start Line – McKinley St. in front of Crooked Goat Brewery

Hours: 7:55AM

Race Start

Sat: 04-13-19 | 8:00AM (1st heat)

Start Line located on McKinley St. in front of Crooked Goat Brewing.

Hours: 8:00AM

Beer + Music Festival
Meet our Breweries

Sat: 04-13-19 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM (Open to the public)

After you get your recovery snacks and commemorative beer glass, it’s time to enter the beer tasting garden! Breweries from all over NorCal will be on-site pouring tastes of their best brews, including some of the best IPAs on the planet, of course. For a complete list of our Brewery Partners, click here.  Runners may purchase guests tickets for friends and family by clicking here.

McKinley St. in the Barlow

Hours: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Beer Mile Invitational
See the Beer Mile

Sat: 04-13-19 | 11:45AM – 1:00PM

Join us as we take in the spectacle that is the Beer Mile Invitational. Elite runners from around the world must drink a beer at the start then run a quarter-mile lap, drink another beer and repeat the process until four beers and laps are completed. The current world record is 4:34:35, held by Corey Bellemore of Canada, our 2018 Men’s Champion. Runners will complete four laps around a block of The Barlow, starting on McKinley St.  Cheer our runners on as they pass through the “Chug Zone” on their way to victory!  There will be a women’s elite race, followed by the men’s elite race, and we finish with the Brewery 4-person Relay Challenge and awards.

McKinley St. in the Barlow

Hours: 11:45AM – 1:00PM

IPA 10K Awards Ceremony

Sat: 04-13-19 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Beer and gift certificates will be awarded to runners who finish top 3 in age groups.  Men and women overall winners will receive growlers filled with their choice of beer from a local brewery.

McKinley St. in the Barlow

Hours: 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Register for This Event!
April 12 - 13, 2019

Race Day begins with a start line beer toast, sponsored by Crooked Goat Brewing, before runners complete a scenic 6.2-mile loop course. The reward? - The Beer Mile Invitational and Beer & Music Festival at the Barlow!

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