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Beer City Half San Jose

Sat June 1, 2024 San Jose, CA 95120 US

The Courses

All the Course Information and many other facts about your race can be found in the 2024 Beer City San Jose Athlete Guide. Click here to download it!

 

Or read on!

The Beer City races start and finish at Almaden Lake Park and run out-and-back along the Guadalupe River, Alamitos Creek Trail, and Calero Creek Trail. There are aid stations approximately 1.5 miles apart. 

 

Start Times
Half Marathon  8:30am
10k                     8:45am
5k                       9:00am
Beer Stroll         9:05am
Questicorn        9:15am

 

Marking 
All courses are marked with signs.

 

Aid Stations
Aid stations are either water-only or water, sports, drink, and nutrition. Our sports drink is Skratch and our nutrition partner is Gu Energy. Sports drink is Lemon Lime. The gels are in a variety of flavors. Thank you, Skratch and GU! 

Generally, aid stations are about 1.5 miles apart. Scroll down to your specific race to see their positions and mileage.

 

The Courses 

Half Marathon

The Half Marathon Course runs a loop out and around Guadalupe Ponds then returns by Almaden Lake and heads out Alamitos Creek and Calero Creek Trails. You can see the course and elevation chart on Strava by clicking here. 

 

Altitude Profile
There is 224ft of climb in the half marathon course.

 

Route
The course is on the bike path and packed trail. There are road crossings at Mazzone Drive, Graystone Road, and Harry Road. At Graystone Lane, runners take the low route outbound, going across sidewalk. On the return, they go directly across the road. This makes sense when you are running the trail and is for your safety.

The course transitions between the Los Alamitos and Calero Creek Trail after Singer Park along the shoulder of Camden Avenue.

 

Aid Stations
Our sports drink is Skratch and our nutrition partner is Gu Energy. The sports drink is Lemon Lime. The gels are in a variety of flavors. Thank you, Skratch and GU! 

 

Aid Station            mile      aid  
Blossom Lake        1.7     Water only
Lake Almaden        4.1     Water, sports drink, gels
Pfeiffer Ranch        5.1     Water, sports drink, gels 
Singer Park             7.0     Water, sports drink, gels
Harry Road              7.9     Water, sports drink, gels 
Turn Around                       No Aid
Harry Road              9.4     Water, sports drink, gels
Singer Park             10.1    Water, sports drink gels 
Pfeiffer Ranch        12       Water, sports drink, gels
Lake Almaden        13       Water, sport drink, gels

 

Support
Your cheering crew can meet you at Lake Almaden, Singer Park and Harry Road.

 

10k

The 10k follows a similar route to the Half Marathon and reverses direction at the Deer Hollow Aid Station on the Los Alamitos Creek Trail. This is an out-and-back section. You can view the course on Strava here and also in the picture on this page.

 

Route
The course is on a bike path and packed trail. There is a road crossing at Mazzone Drive

 

Altitude Profile
There is 105ft of climb in the 10k.

 

Aid Stations
Our sports drink is Skratch and our nutrition partner is Gu Energy. Sports drink is Lemon Lime. The gels are in a variety of flavors. Thank you, Skratch and GU! 

 

Aid Station              mile   aid
Blossom Lake        1.7     Water only
Lake Almaden        4.2     Water, sports drink, gels
Pfeiffer Ranch        5.2     Water, sports drink, gels
Lake Almaden        6.2     Water, sports drink, gels

 

5k 

The 5k does not run entirely around Guadalupe Ponds. Instead, it returns from the Aid Station and loops Almaden Lake. And you're home! You can view the course on Strava here. 

 

Route
The course is on paved bike path.

 

Altitude Profile
There is 43ft of climb in the 5k route.

 

Aid Stations
Blossom Lake  1.7 miles    Water only

 

 

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