No one runs faster than someone who’s chasing BEER! The first annual Beer Chaser 5K, presented by the team behind the award-winning Suwanee Beer Fest, offers a thirst-quenching twist on the traditional 5K. This timed, Peachtree Road Race qualifying event is fitting for anyone, whether you are a competitive runner trying to beat your personal record, or you’re just looking to sip and stroll with your closest beer buddies. Just choose the ticket that best fizzes up your beer belly - either non-stop or with beer stops - and we’ll all cheers together at the finish line!
The 5K will feature a staggered start to encourage social distancing at Suwanee Town Center Park and head down the scenic Suwanee Creek Greenway*, ending back at Suwanee Town Center Park.
For those who purchase a ticket with beer stops, you’ll be able to pause at each of the five Refueling Stations (hello, beer break!) along the course and hydrate with a 4 oz. beer sample. Each Refueling Station will feature a different brewery, taking your taste buds on a mini-tour of the Georgia craft beer scene. For those who opt to run straight through without beer stops, don't fear that you won’t have any beer - ALL runners (over 21) will get to enjoy a full 16 oz. pour at the end of the race.
Each beer sample will be distributed in a disposable cup at the Refueling Stations to help reduce cross contamination. Volunteers will be wearing gloves and masks.
Prizes will be awarded at a socially distant award ceremony after the race for the best St. Paddy’s Day costumes, so come dressed in your most festive running gear! Awards will go to (1) the best individual costume, (2) the best group costume, and (3) the best running kilt (is that a thing? if not, we want to see you make it happen!)
Daddy O'Brien's Irish Ice Cream Pub will be selling pretzel bites at the finish line to pair with your beer, as well as their famous alcoholic ice cream (weather dependent). Then, continue the St. Paddy’s Day celebration across the street at StillFire Brewing who will be hosting an after party with live music, a food truck and 25 beers on tap!
Every runner will also get to take home an official Beer Chaser 5K shirt, medal and pint glass (to be picked up at StillFire Brewing after the race) to brag about your well-deserved accomplishment.
*In case of inclement weather, route may be adjusted.
**The race start and finish will feature hand sanitizing stations and social distancing is encouraged at all times.
***All runners who participate in beer sampling must be 21 years or older and show a valid ID day of the race.
***Race will be capped at 500 runners. Sign up early!