Grin and Beer It: Santa Rosa’s Marathon and Beer Fest

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Grin and Beer It Runners

Imagine running through Santa Rosa’s cute downtown and beautiful trails and through gorgeous wineries in the Santa Rosa Marathon. Then, crack open a cold one with your buddies at the Santa Rosa’s Beer Fest. You don’t want to miss out on one of Santa Rosa’s favorite events.

The Event

Santa Rosa Marathon RunnersThe races are on Saturday and Sunday August 24th and 25th.

The 5k begins on Saturday at 7:00 am and the 10k begins on Saturday at 9:00 am. Both run through downtown and along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and Prince Memorial Greenway.

The half marathon begins Sunday at 7:15 am, runs through downtown Santa Rosa and along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail and Prince Memorial Greenway.

The marathon begins on Sunday at 6:30 am. The course runs through downtown Santa Rosa, along the local trails, and also into the gorgeous vineyards of west Sonoma County.

You can find a complete schedule (including mandatory pre-race packet pickup times) here.

The After-Race Party

Santa Rosa Marathon BeerAfter the race, head over to the Santa Rosa Beer Fest in the Old Courthouse Square on Saturday and Sunday. All runners will receive a pancake breakfast, two free beers, and a free tasting glass for unlimited tasting. Come browse the vendor booths, listen to music, and wine taste, and more. Non-runners can also participate. The event is free to the public, but to buy tickets for beer and wine tasting, register here.

Registration

Registration is open now and prices go up as race day approaches. You can register online here.

Volunteer

Why not volunteer to help put on this amazing event? Volunteers are needed for set-up, bag check, help at the expo, and more.

Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and snacks and drinks. You can sign up to volunteer here.