Antietam Brewery 5K Run and Beer Mile – Details
Race Limit: 300 5K participants, 120 Beer Mile participants
Start: We will use a mass start for the 5K and a wave format for the Beer Mile.
Timing: This event will be professionally chip timed using disposable bib tags on the back of the race bibs! Bibs must be worn on the front of your shirt and be visible at all times. We will be providing race day results at our results kiosk immediately after you finish your race. We will also provide a web link to results that you can share with your family and friends so they can follow your race on their web devices.
Event Rules: The road is not closed to vehicular traffic so runners must be observant at all times. Runners must obey all race official instructions. Cones will be placed along the route and runner must be on the inside of the cones to ensure runner safety. Volunteers will be placed in key areas to help direct race traffic. Cutting the course or interfering with other athletes will result in disqualification.
Must be 21 to participate in Beer Mile. Please have your ID ready when checking in for the Beer Mile or purchasing beer at the Brewery.
NO ID = NO RACE, NO BEER.
Designated Drivers are Required for Beer Mile Participants. Upon check-in for the Beer Mile, we will be verifying your designated driver is available to pick you up after the event.
Beer Mile Details: This is all about fun and celebrating Antietam Brewery beer! The Antietam Brewery Beer Mile will be 4 laps, consuming a 12 ounce beer before each lap, capped at 40 participants per wave (3 waves total). The race begins with the sound of the starting horn and participants will drink their first beer prior to leaving the beer drinking zone. Once the beer is consumed they will run a lap counter-clockwise around the building and return to the beer drinking zone. They will repeat until 4 beers and 4 laps are complete and on the final lap they will finish through the finish arch. The course is flat, paved and fast! Anyone who vomits at any point will have a 5-minute penalty added on to their time.
The official beer that will be consumed during the Beer Mile will be the Antietam Brewery’s General’s Golden Ale, in a can. The beer will be served cold! This is a smooth and delicious beer that will go down easy during the race! It has 5.4% alcohol, meeting the 5% minimum requirement for the Beer Mile.
Beer Mile Waves: Due to popular demand, we are opening up 3 waves for the Beer Mile as we are only going to have room for 40 participants per wave. Our capacity will be 120 participants total, 3 waves of 40 participants max. We created a question for registration that allows you to register for the wave of your choice. For slower participants, we ask that you choose wave 1 or 2 so if you do not finish within the 20 minutes allowed for each wave you can remain on course while the new wave starts. There is no time limit for this event but we must have all participants off course by 12:30pm. Please see the schedule for details.
Special Offer: For those doing the Beer Mile, Antietam Brewery is offering $2.00 off a 6 pack of General’s Golden Ale. Just present your race confirmation (digital or printed) to get the discount. Go visit Antietam Brewery and pick up a 6 pack to begin your training now for the Beer Mile!
Beer Mile History: The “Beer Mile” event has been gaining in popularity over the past few years. However, only a brave few have given it a try. Some top runners have set some incredible records (Men’s Record is 4:33.6 set by Corey Bellemore in 2017 from Canada, Women’s Record is 6:08.0 set by Erin O’Mara from USA) and you can find events all over the country. Most beer mile events are held on a track but some have taken to the streets. The Antietam Brewery Beer Mile will be on black top navigating around the building where the brewery is located. Spectators will enjoy watching the 30 individuals make an attempt to successfully complete the 4 laps and 4 beers. We have provided some links below to help you get educated on this type of event. Enjoy these links from BeerMile.com and videos from FloSports.
|6:00pm – 7:30pm (Friday- May 10)||Packet Pickup- at Antietam Brewery|
|8:00am – 9:30am (Saturday- May 11)||Packet Pickup- at Antietam Brewery|
|9:50am||5K Pre-Race Meeting|
|10:00am||5K Race Start|
|10:50am||5K Awards Ceremony|
|11:10am||Beer Mile Pre-Race Meeting|
|11:20am||Beer Mile Wave 1 Race Start|
|11:40am||Beer Mile Wave 2 Race Start|
|Noon||Beer Mile Wave 3 Race Start|
|12:30pm||Beer Mile Awards Ceremony|
*Please come early to packet pickup to avoid long lines.
**All 5K and Beer Mile Participants must check in no later than 9:30am!!!
Swag: Here is the 2018 Swag. Click on images below to enlarge. Pictures of 2019 Swag to come.
Awards will go to the top finisher in each of the following categories. As this race grows we will offer awards deeper into each category.
Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Top Age Groups Male and Female: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Top Male and Top Female Only (no age groups)
Awards will be handed out at the awards ceremony following the race. No award will be mailed automatically. For a fee of $12, we will mail your award upon your request or you can pick up at Antietam Brewery at a later time.