Antietam Brewery 5K and Beer Mile


Updated 4-12-21
We are excited to announce that this race has been fully approved and will occur as planned. We have our permit and are making final preparations now. We thank our venue hosts and permitting agencies for their support!

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021 • 5K at 10:00am, Beer Mile at 11:15am
Location: Antietam Brewery, 140 Western Maryland Parkway, Hagerstown, MD
Type: 5K Run • 1 Mile Beer Run
Distance: 5K (3.1 Miles) • Beer Mile (Four 1/4 Mile Laps consuming a 12 oz beer per lap-21 years and older only)
Contact: Race Director, Ken Racine 301-991-0461
Status: Online registration will close on Friday, May 7, at noon. There will be no race day registration in accordance with our COVID Mitigation Plan. Limited spots remain for the Beer Mile.   

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Athlete Guide
Participant List

Welcome to the official site of the 3rd Annual Antietam Brewery 5K Run and Beer Mile, presented by Racine MultiSports and in partnership with the Antietam Brewery.

This “Live In-Person” event will be held at the Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD…..just minutes from PA, 25 minutes from Martinsburg, WV and Frederick, MD and 90 minutes from Baltimore and DC. The event will include a 5K road race (runners, walkers, families invited) and a 21 and older Beer Mile! Both races will start and end at Antietam Brewery. The 5K will navigate on the paved roads near the Brewery (lightly rolling) while the Beer Mile will be four laps around the building on paved surface (flat course). Each lap of the Beer Mile will begin with the consumption of 12 oz. beer, provided by Antietam Brewery and included in the price of admission, totaling 4 laps and 4 beers before crossing the finish line. Limited entries are available for the Beer Mile so don’t delay! Participants have the option to sign up for both events since the Beer Mile will begin after the 5K finishes. We encourage all 5K participants to stay and enjoy watching the Beer Mile, it’s sure to be a sight to see! The after party will begin at noon (MD law prohibits the sale of alcohol until noon on Sundays). 5K participants can begin enjoying the after party while the Beer Mile is underway. The after party will extend through the afternoon.

Race Limit: 5K is 400 250 participants and Beer Mile is 120 60 participants. Due to social distancing requirements, we have reduced the capacity of each event. 

Included with the price of your 5K and Beer Mile registration:
 – Well organized and professional event, of course!
– One Free beverage to each participant provided by Antietam Brewery. Under 21: soda. 21 and older: choice of soda or craft beer.
– Free Race Photos. See photo page here
– Race Technical T-Shirt
– Finisher award for both races
– Custom Awards for podium winners
– Live music
– Bib Chip-timed with instant results
– Satisfaction of finishing a race!
– Meeting other people and establishing new friends!!!
Post race food and plenty of beer and other beverages for purchase.

SPECIAL OFFERS from Antietam Brewery for registered participants!

Antietam Brewery is offering $1.00 off pints to you and your guests from now until race day. Just present your race confirmation (digital or printed) to receive this offer. This offer is good for both 5K and Beer Mile participants 21 years and older. Additionally, you will receive 20% off food items!

Antietam Brewery is offering registered participants 4-packs of the official 2021 Beer Mile beer for $6.99. Buy a pack now and start practicing for race day!

New GPS Tracking

We are excited to offer FREE gps tracking for this event! Through the Race Joy app, you will be able to have a fun experience while racing in our “Live” 5K event. This tracking will show a participant’s exact location “live” while on the course (provided there is cell service). Participants download the app and carry their phone during the race. Family and friends can then use the app on their phone to track a participant “live.” This is a free service and not required. Everyone will still have a timing chip attached to their bib for the official timing/results. For more info on Race Joy  CLICK HERE

New Virtual Option

We are excited to offer a new virtual option for the Antietam Brewery 5K. Sign up to virtually participate in our 5K walk/run, from any location in the USA, using RaceJoy for a fun experience! Check out this short video to see how RaceJoy works. For more info on Race Joy  CLICK HERE

Included with the price of your 5K Virtual Registration:
  • Race shirt
  • Custom finisher award
  • Printable digital race bib
  • Printable digital finisher certificate
  • Race results in searchable format (separate from the live results)
  • Satisfaction of virtually racing with your friends
  • Satisfaction of focusing on your health
  • Shirt and finisher award will be mailed to you!

Virtual Process

  1. Register Online– click on the “Register Now” button.
  2. Recruit Friends– we want to see how many areas of the country we can get people involved, but we need your help!
  3. Train– you will have several weeks to train before race weekend. Good luck and get at it!
  4. Pre-Race Communication– we will send you information as we get closer to race weekend to help you get ready and to learn how to submit your results.
  5. Digital Bib– print your race bib to wear during your run or walk.
  6. Race Weekend– it’s time! Use the RaceJoy app and get out there and run or walk the 5K.
  7. Submit Results– if you use RaceJoy your time will automatically upload to results. If not you will get a text or email to submit your results.
  8. Results Posted– results will continue to update Friday-Sunday of race weekend with the final results posted Monday, May 10th.

Live Race Course

5K Run Course: Please note, the course was changed slightly from our first two years. We no longer have access to the neighboring property so we have added the distance lost to the u-turn at the top of Western Maryland Parkway. That u-turn will be moved up Western Maryland parkway towards the traffic circle. As before, the 5K Run will be a”lolly pop style” course design, starting and ending at Antietam Brewery. The course has slightly rolling hills and is rated as an easy to moderate course. There will be a water stop around the 1.3 and 2.5 mile mark and water at the finish line.

-Begin in the Brewery parking lot and run clockwise around the building
-Turn left onto Tandy Drive staying on the left side
-U-turn  clockwise on Tandy Drive (setup by races officials)
-Proceed down Tandy Drive on the left side
-Turn Left onto the left shoulder (running against traffic) of Western Maryland Parkway
-Proceed through the u-turn clockwise (setup by race officials)
-Proceed up Western Maryland Parkway on the left shoulder (running against traffic)
-Proceed through the u-turn on the north end of Western Maryland Parkway (setup by race officials)
-Proceed down Western Maryland Parkway on the left shoulder (running against traffic).
-Turn left onto Tandy Drive and run on the right side (with traffic)
-Proceed through U-turn counter clockwise (setup by race officials)
-Proceed down Tandy Drive on the right side (running with traffic)
-Turn right into Antietam Brewery parking lot
-Proceed around the building (counter clockwise) to the finish

Beer Mile: The Beer Mile will consist of four 1/4 mile laps around Antietam Brewery property, with a 12 oz beer consumed before each lap. Beer must be consumed in the designated beer drinking zone before the next lap can begin. The course is flat and fast!

Start: We will use a mass start for the 5K and a wave format for the Beer Mile. The start of the 5K will be a “single file” line with a continual rolling start. We will line the field up across the parking lot, “single file”, 6 feet apart, and once all runners are staged we will fire the gun. The line will move through the starting arch in single file without stopping. No waves. Families can gather in line together (max 4) and those within the same group (max 4). We anticipate this taking up to 5 minutes to get everyone started. We will invite faster runners to move to the front of the line and walkers to the very back. Your time will not start until you cross the timing mat at the start line. We ask that no one passes the person in front of them, and stay 6 feet apart, until across the start line. We will also invite the top runners (those who expect to finish in the top 5 male and top 5 female overall) into the starting chute. The single file line will start outside the chute.

The Beer Mile will still start with 3 waves with a max of 20 people per wave (this is usually 40 per wave). We will social distance the participants at the start with designated spots to stand. We will also spread out each participants beers to be 6 feet apart from the neighboring participant. 

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.

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Pricing includes race t-shirt, custom finisher award, and 1 Free Beer/Soda.
*Beer Mile includes race t-shirt, custom finisher award, and 1 Free Beer/Soda, plus the 4 beers consumed during the race.

Pricing Tier Date Range Live 5K Virtual 5K Live Beer Mile Live Combined 5K and Beer Mile
Early Registration Nov 1 – Dec 31 $25.00 $25.00 $33.00 $50.00
Tier 1 Registration Jan 1 – Feb 28 $30.00 $30.00 $38.00 $60.00
Tier 2 Registration Mar 1- Apr 30 $35.00 $35.00 $43.00 $70.00
Final May 1 – Race Day $40.00 $40.00 $48.00 $80.00

Refund Policy: Racine MultiSports does not offer refunds for this race, however race insurance is available for purchase during registration.

If you are unable to race and did not buy insurance you can cancel your registration and receive a coupon to use towards another Racine MultiSports race within 12 months of your race date.  The coupon value is determined below. The cancellation offer will expire when we are 10 days out from the race or closer. Contact us at to initiate this process.

Coupon rules:

  1. Races not sold out, you will receive a 75% coupon credit up to 10 days prior to the event.
  2. Races sold out or within 10 days of the event, there is no coupon offer for cancellations.
  3. The coupon value will be deducted from the fee you are paying for a future race. You will owe any balance due over the coupon value. (example: if the race is $75.00 and your coupon value is $50.00 then you will need to cover the $25.00 difference).
  4. This policy only only applies to the race entry fee,  not USAT or registration processing fees.

Live Race Details

Driving Directions:
From the North– take Interstate 81 South to Maryland exit 6A, Rt. 40 East, and proceed to the first traffic light. Turn right onto Western Maryland Parkway. Proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the traffic circle and take the second right turn in the circle, remaining on Western Maryland Parkway. Proceed approximately 1 mile from the circle and turn left onto Tandy Drive. Take first left into the Antietam Brewery parking lot.
From the South– take Interstate 81 North to Maryland exit 6A, Rt. 40 East, and proceed to the first traffic light. Turn right onto Western Maryland Parkway. Proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the traffic circle and take the second right turn in the circle, remaining on Western Maryland Parkway. Proceed approximately 1 mile from the circle and turn left onto Tandy Drive. Take first left into the Antietam Brewery parking lot.
From the East– take Interstate 70 West to Maryland exit 26, Interstate 81 North. Proceed on 81 North to Maryland exit 6A, Rt. 40 East, and proceed to the first traffic light. Turn right onto Western Maryland Parkway. Proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the traffic circle and take the second right turn in the circle, remaining on Western Maryland Parkway. Proceed approximately 1 mile from the circle and turn left onto Tandy Drive. Take first left into the Antietam Brewery parking lot.
From the West– take Interstate 70 East to Maryland exit 26B, Interstate 81 North. Proceed on 81 North to Maryland exit 6A, Rt. 40 East, and proceed to the first traffic light. Turn right onto Western Maryland Parkway. Proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the traffic circle and take the second right turn in the circle, remaining on Western Maryland Parkway. Proceed approximately 1 mile from the circle and turn left onto Tandy Drive. Take first left into the Antietam Brewery parking lot.

Schedule: This is the final approved schedule for the event.

6:00pm – 7:30pm (Friday) Packet Pickup- at Antietam Brewery
8:00am – 9:30am (Saturday – Race Day) Packet Pickup- at Antietam Brewery
9:50am 5K Pre-Race Meeting
10:00am 5K Race Start
10:50am 5K Awards Ceremony
11:00am After Party Begins
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!!!

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 20 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: General’s Golden Ale (will meet the 5% alcohol by volume minimum requirement for the Beer Mile). General’s Golden Ale is the original beer of the beer mile and highly requested by past beer milers. It is a refreshing golden classic light ale brewed with wheat & a blend of American & New Zealand hops. The beer will be served in a can and served chilled! We will control the temperature to be colder than room temp but not too cold to chug.

Beer Mile Waves: Our capacity will be 120 60 participants total, 3 waves of 40 20 participants per wave. 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.

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.


Awards will go to the top finishers in each of the following categories.  As this race grows we will offer awards deeper into each category.

5K Awards:
Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Top 2 Age Groups Male and Female:  12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Beer Mile:
Top Male and Top Female Only (no age groups)
Top Male and Top Female Masters (age 40+) New for 2021!

Awards will be handed out at the awards ceremony following the race.  No award will be mailed automatically.  For a fee of $15, we will mail your award upon your request or you can pick up at Antietam Brewery at a later time.

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.

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.

Swag: Here is the 2021 Swag.

Live Race Photos

FREE Photos – Our Gift to You!

Racine MultiSports would like to show our appreciation to our loyal fans by providing you with free race photos!  That’s right…FREE!

We will be providing you with all the digital photos taken by Hypnotic Imagery at our events.  You will be able to view, download and share your race photos by visiting the link provided below.  You will have to create an account the first time you visit a PASS photo link.

Please realize that with this offer we cannot ensure to capture you in each phase of the race. Additionally we will not be able to separate your photos by bib number.  You will have to scroll through the race photos to find your photos.  But we feel that is a way better deal than having to pay for race photos.

2021 Photos
Past Years Photos


2021 Results
2021 Team Results
2021 Beer Mile Penalty List
2021 Combined Results
2021 Awards 5K
2021 Awards Beer Mile
Past Years Results

Live Race Team Competition and Scoring: We offer FREE Team Competition & Scoring – For more details Click Here

Live Race Double Club: We offer Double Results for athletes who complete both the 5k and the Beer Mile – For more details Click Here

5K Course Record Holders:

Male: Jonah Smith  16:12 (2019)

Female: Sherry Stick  18:09 (2018)

Beer Mile Course Record Holders:

Male: Evan Hardy  7:26 (2019)

Female: Katie Yoder  9:41 (2021)

Double Course Record Holders:

Male: Brad Dodson  24:40 (2018)

Female: Diane Mogard  31:57 (2018)

Team Course Record Holders:

Keedysville Hill Hoppers  1:12:48 (2019)


Official Race Video

Canning of The Official Race Beer of 2021

Canning of The Official Race Beer of 2019




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