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Beer City Half San Jose

Sat May 31, 2025 San Jose, CA 95120 US


5949 Winfield Blvd
San Jose, CA US 95120


Join us at Almaden Lake Park for the Beer City Half in San Jose, the third stop in the Beer City Half Series. The Beer City Half San Jose include a half marathon, 10k, and 5k races, as well as our new Questicorn - a unicorn-themed fun run/walk. The post-race celebration offers you a selection of brews from the great San Jose-area brewers. There are special tasting tickets for those who want to attend for the beer only.


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To learn more about the courses, the cutoff times, aid station locations and other race-specific facts, download the Athlete Guide or go to Courses (click here.)

Athlete Guide

For an overview of the race, including all course maps, aid stations, time splits and other race info, please download the 2024 Athlete Guide.

Click here for the Athlete Guide

Race Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 24
6 pm Virtual Race Briefing on Zoom and Facebook (Registered athletes receive information to attend.)


Friday, May 31
Location: Sports Basement Campbell (1875 S Bascom Ave Suite 240, Campbell Directions)
4 pm- 8 pm Bib and shirt pickup; registration NEW longer hours! Yes, you can pick up on race day. Yes,  you can pickup for friends.

Special Sports Basement discount for registered runners!

Saturday, June 1 RACE DAY!


Beer City Half
Almaden Lake Regional Park, 15780 Almaden Expressway, San Jose
Click here for directions

7:00 am: Registration and bib pickup opens 
8:30 am: Half Marathon Start
8:45 am: 10k Start
9:00 am: 5k Start
9:05 am: Beer Stroll Start
9:15 am: Questicorn start
9:45 am: Beer tasting opens for Tasting Only ticketholders
12:00 pm: Post race tasting ends

Beer City Festival
Almaden Lake Regional Park, 15780 Almaden Expressway, San Jose

11:00 am Festival Beer Tasting Starts
3:00 pm Festival tasting closes

Schwag & Awards

Each runner receives a comfy Beer City San Jose t-shirt, a Key to Beer City San Jose finishers medal, Beer City tasting glass, custom bib  and free race photos. 


Podium trophies are given to the top 3 in each race by gender. Age group awards are given 3-deep. Age group winners are requested to identify themselves at the timing table.


All runners are entered into the Beer City Series results and our Slammers who are running all races will get special pins and awards.

Beer Tasting and Post-Race Refreshement

Beer City offers our runners over 21 years of age a selection of beer, kombucha, and hard tea from Lagunitas. Also, there will be bubbly water and sodas, as well as snacks for everyone, including Bellwether Farms yogurt and fruit.  


Beer will be served in 7oz Beer City Festival tasting glasses for you to take home (without a beer in them still).



Runners can purchase a Buddy Pass for friends that want to drink a post race beer with them. Buddy Passes are good for samples from our post race pour of Lagunitas not for the full Beer City Festival.

Beer City Festival

Want to learn more about beer and have a great time? Stay for the Beer City Festival and enjoy a broad selection from San Jose brewers like Hapas, Strike, and Umunhum, local home brewers at Worts of Wisdom, as well as from some our friends from Beer Cities far away like Lagunitas, Faction, and Almanac. There will also be non-alcoholic Hop Water. Runners and their friends can purchase Festival tickets for 30% off.

The Beer City Festival starts at 11 am and goes until 3 pm. You'll enjoy games, music, and fun as well as great beer. Runners can purchase discount tickets for themselves, as well as friends and family for 30% off.

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