Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: How much does it cost?
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A: Every race and festival has an early bird, regular and onsite price based on the date of the event. Please review each individual city's event page for specific pricing.
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Q: What do I get?
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A: Entry into the 5k Brew Run and post-race Brew Festival featuring 20+ craft breweries, official pint glass (at the exit when you leave the festival), a finisher's medal, live music, food vendors selling at each event, free beer sampling included with your ticket (event staff and security reserve the right to refuse service)
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Q: What if I don't want to run?
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A: There is a Beer Fest and spectator ticket available for each event, so sleep in then show up for when the festival gates open.
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Q: How long is the run?
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A: The races are a 5k and 10k. You pick which one you want to do. The races are sanctioned by the USATF. There will be a timing company present to put on a quality run. Walkers are welcome!
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Q: Do I have to be 21?
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A: No. Alcohol will be 21 plus only and must have a wristband present at all times. If caught giving alcohol to someone without a wristband, you will be removed from the event and/or turned over to authorities.
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Q. Do I need to present an ID?
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A. YES. Yes, you will need your ID in order to receive your 21+ bracelet. Fake ID's will be turned over to Authorities. The wristband must be worn to enter the festival. Spectator participants must check in to receive their spectator only wristband. All persons must have either a 21+ wristband or a spectator wristband. No exceptions.
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Q. What if it rains or there is severe weather?
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A. The World Beer Races will be held rain or shine – we only cancel in the event of severe weather that would put our participants in danger. There is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Race organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the event may be delayed as we consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, we reserve the right to alter or cancel the event. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please check the website, our Facebook page and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.
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Q. Are there refunds?
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A. Yes. Registered runners may request a full-refund of their paid fee up to four weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be granted in the final 28 days before the event. Please contact us about refunds at info@worldbeerraces.com
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Q. Can I bring my pet?
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A. NO. We wish! Pets are not allowed during the race or in the festival. Thank you for understanding.
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Q. Can I bring my baby, infant, toddler, kid and stroller?
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A. Yes. Although it is a family friendly event, there will be lots of people drinking beer and loud music. Strollers are not permitted in the 5k or 10k. All persons under 21 no matter their age must pay for and have a spectator wristband. To enter the race, you must have your race bib on which can be picked up at registration.
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Q. Are races timed?
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A. YES. All races will feature individual athlete chip timing. Results will be sanctioned by the USATF.
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Q. Are there awards?
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A. Yes. Everyone will receive and finisher's medal.
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Q. Can I volunteer?
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A. Yes. Absolutely! Sign up to be a volunteer at worldbeerraces.com. All volunteers get a t-shirt.
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Q. Do I get a race shirt?
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A. No. There will be plenty of World Beer shirts and merchandise for sale onsite. All participants do receive the following with their race entry: official pint glass (at the exit when you leave the festival), finisher's medal, live music, food vendors selling at each event, beer sampling included with your beer ticket.
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Q. Is there a Designated Driver / Running Ticket?
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A. Yes. In addition to the standard Designated Driver ticket we now offer a ticket option that allows participants to run the 5k or 10k and then attend the post-race festival with a clearly marked, non-drinking spectator ticket.