San DIego Beer Run 5K

200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego Directions
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Report | a year ago
I ran this race two years ago, and enjoyed it much more then - it felt more like a race, with some beer thrown in. This year, it felt like a frat party, with a race thrown in. I'm not bothered by the beer part - the name makes it obvious that it's the theme of the event - but I was disappointed that it was such an overarching part of the event. I couldn't even collect my free beer stein, since it was in the beer garden, and I had my child/stroller with me. I didn't mind passing on the free beer (because of my child), but it was too bad to feel like the main piece of the event was off-limits. Since I only paid $25 for the Groupon, this wasn't a big deal - the 5K and T-shirt were enough - but if I had paid full price, I would have been pretty annoyed.
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Report | a year ago
Needs beer before the run too
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Missed receiving the beer stein!
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The run itself had a nice scenic route, but the beer event after was not very organized. We were supposed to get a stein, but did not. No one knew where it was and everyone had to ask random staff members who didn't know we were supposed to get one in the packet. Then we find out it was false advertising on the emails. The beer lines were super long, so it was just a whole day of waiting in line for a small amount of beer. The parking was organized well, but it was $15 so the run came out more than expected. Beer games also took a long time and not a lot of people could participate. I think next year, parking should cost less, the beer garden should be MUCH bigger, the beer vendors should have the beers already poured and ready to go so people aren't waiting in long lines all day, and the beer games should be bigger so more people can play. Just a lot of waiting around after the run was over. If none of that changes, I wouldn't do this run again.
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It was a beautiful run. Great location, the suggested parking wasn't a good idea because of the single pay park kiosk couldn't process fast enough to handle all the runners waiting to use it! The race starts on time, so Park at the Hilton multi-story, you will get your warm up and be on time to the race!!
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Just loads of fun. Honestly just go into it with a good attitude and it'll be a great day
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Fun race
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Good running trail,nice views of the bay. More food truck and beer options expected
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  • Breakfast of champions: Start your day with a well-balanced breakfast—beer—in a beer garden, complete with some of San Diego's finest food trucks parked nearby.
  • The Main Event: The 5-kilometer course starts at the Embarcadero Marina Park South and loops back with views of the Coronado Bridge and marina along the way.
  • After the Race: Racers return to the beer garden to play beer games such as flip cup, compete for free beer and other prizes, and celebrate a successful 5K. All participants also receive a commemorative beer stein to take home.
  • Tis' the Season: Oktoberfest season, that is. Not only does this event kick off the traditional German festival season, you'll also receive a commemorative Oktoberfest t-shirt.

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