Race Info
Race Info

A celebration of beer & running, the IPA 10K gives runners the opportunity to run a scenic route through Sebastopol, California before sampling some of the world’s top IPAs and other unique microbrews in the heart of beer country.  Then the world’s top beer milers and regional breweries take to the streets of The Barlow for the outrageous Beer Mile Invitational and Brewery Relay Challenge.


Your confirmation email will be issued by Active.com on our behalf. The email contains your Confirmation ID used to edit your registration or make additional purchases. Should you have lost your registration or are experiencing technical issues with your registration, email your request to support@activenetwork.com or call 877-228-4881.

Packet Pickup

1. Marketplace Expo and Packet Pickup on Friday
We recommend that you pick up your race packet at the Marketplace Expo at The Barlow, which is FREE and open to the public. At the Marketplace Expo you will receive your bib, timing chip, shirt and other race information. Sample the local merchants and visit our exhibitor booths including the official event merchandise store, wine and beer taste, enjoy lunch and hang out at The Barlow.  More details can be found on the Marketplace Expo page as they become available.

Price: FREE
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: The Barlow

If you are not able to make it to the Marketplace Expo on Friday, there is another paid service provided for packet pickup.

2. Race Day Packet Pickup on Saturday
Race Day packet pickup is provided for those who’ve paid for this option.  Runners using the Race Day Packet Pickup service should plan on arriving at least 45 minutes prior to the race and go to the check in table near the start area. Shirts must be picked up from the merchandise booth after the race in the finish festival.

Sign up for this service in conjunction with registration, or after registration, by navigating to myevents.active.com and logging in to your account, then click on “IPA 10K” to edit your registration and add extra purchases. Your packet will be available for pickup on Race Day if you cannot attend for any reason.

Price: $10.00
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 6:45AM to 7:45AM
Location: The Barlow


Please line up at the start according to your pace. Elite runners will be positioned at the front with runners lining up behind them by mile pace. Please look for the pace signs posted along the start chute to guide your position. Please do not line up ahead of your pace time! This is chip timed so your time will officially begin when you cross the timing mat at the start line. Top 3 overall are on gun time. Take extra caution as you start the race!

Cones on the Roadways
ALWAYS stay inside right of the cones on the roadways, unless signs or chalk indicate otherwise. Straying outside of the defined cone line is dangerous and could result in disqualification.
Roller Blades, Skateboards, Animals & Bicycles
NO roller blades, skateboards, animals or bicycles on course without permission. Baby strollers designed for runners are permitted but must begin at the back of the starting line.
Portable music
Portable music with headphones are allowed but must be kept at low volume so runners can hear approaching traffic and verbal instructions from law enforcement and volunteers. Failure to abide may result in DQ.

Please obey law enforcement officers and volunteers at all times! They are positioned on course for your safety. In rare cases, law enforcement may require runners to stop to allow traffic to pass. Failure to obey law enforcement and volunteers may result in removal from the course and disqualification.


Host Venue – The Barlow

Bus transportation is provided from select locations to the Start Line. There is return bus service from the Finish Line to those original locations.

See our Transportation Schedule to view bus times, locations, and other parking information.

Event Cancellation + Transfer Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable.

We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. We have policy that offers you an opportunity to transfer your bib to another person as long as you complete the process by the end of the Marketplace Expo.  There is also an insurance policy option available.

Transfers: You may not give your bib number to anyone else. However, bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge of $25 and must be processed through the ACTIVE Network registration portal no later than March 15th, 2019. If you transfer you bib, you will receive a refund (minus the $25 administration charge) once the new participant signs up. The new runner will pay the full cost of the entry fee.

Purchase Event Insurance: The Booking Project offered through the ACTIVE Network, provides insurance to runners so that they can get their entry fees back if they can’t participate in running events for covered reasons. The product, called Registration Protector is located in the registration path on Active. All refunds and claims will go through The Booking Project.


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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