Sponsored by New Glory Craft Brewery

Sign-ups underway

$40 Each Team

(No day-of signups!)

Step 1

Pay for Entry Ticket + Relay Team
on ticket page

Step 2

Make it punny, make it weird, make it your own!

Step 3

1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes and all participants receive a relay shirt

The Official Stuff

The Beer Relay is held at Discovery Park during the California Brewers Festival

You were going to come out to the beer fest already so why not add in a team relay? This race will consist of 4 laps. To make this event more fun and a team effort, participants will ALTERNATE on each lap. Each participant gets a SWEET Beer Relay Tee and additional prizes will be awarded to the team with the best costume, and best time.

The cost of the race is only $40 PER TEAM (Up to 4 members, or $10 each).


  • You need an awesome team name.
  • You must finish the entire drink and pour it over your head to prove it’s empty before you run.
  • All cups must go in the designated bin
  • You must tag your team mate with an awesome high five, belly bump.


  • All participants must be 21 or older
  • Participants must have proof of age
  • 2 to 4 members per relay team (Minimum of 2 per team)
  • Beer must be consumed before starting each leg
  • Empty cups must be deposited in the trash. NO LITTERING, please
  • Participants must alternate on each lap
  • On laps, 2,3, and 4 participants must be tagged by the preceding teammate before beginning their lap
  • Unnecessary negative contact with other participants could result in disqualification (beer mile is not a contact sport)
  • Mandatory high fives to each other after completing the race
  • Most importantly have fun, laugh, and enjoy making memories with your friends


Only one person from each team needs to add the “BEER RELAY” from the ticket page and initially set up their team, enter personal information including shirt size for your Beer Relay Shirt, and pay the one-time fee. Only the person setting up the team will pay the fee.

EACH TEAM HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST TWO MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE ON RACE DAY. Captains of each team will be able to add and remove members until registration ends by e-mailing [email protected]

2023 Beer Relay Recap

Last year, the inaugural beer mile relay race proved to be a resounding success and a standout feature at this year's 29th annual California Brewers Festival.

Runners from all walks of life flocked to the event, many donning creative costumes to represent their teams. Taking the lead with sheer 80s flair, the first-place team, Run Like Helles, not only showcased their strategic prowess but also their beer-drinking talents. Dressed head to toe in 80s runner garb, they dominated the competition, strategically positioning their runners for victory.

In a display of sheer athleticism and determination, the second-place team, a dynamic duo, completed two grueling rounds on the quarter-mile track. The constantly shifting topography kept all participants on their toes, while delighted onlookers cheered them on with infectious enthusiasm.

In the Beer Relay Run, it wasn’t just about speed but also style. Beauty and the Beer embodied this sentiment, clinching the title for the best-dressed group with their stunning go-go girl attire. They crossed the finish line together, exemplifying that the race was as much about camaraderie as it was about competition.

Special mention goes to the Dorothy Dashers, who added a touch of whimsy by embodying the iconic characters from the Wizard of Oz. Their presence added a delightful and nostalgic touch to the event.

We extend a warm invitation to all runners to return and take on the challenge next year. Whether you’re the swiftest on the track or the most creatively dressed, the Beer Relay Run at the California Brewfest is all about embracing the spirit of fun, competition, and community.

Join us this year to see who will emerge as the fastest and the best-dressed champions!