Smuttynose Will Run For BEER 5K
Race Date: June 21, 2015
Packet Pickup: 7:30 – 9:30 AM
Start & Registration Location: Smuttynose Brewery , 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton NH
Notice: This race closed out early the last four years!
How can I take a tour of the Brewery? Click Here to reserve a spot
On Race Day, there are FREE scheduled tours of the Brewery every half hour starting at 8:00 AM and continuing each half hour until noon. About 25 people can fit on a tour. Please wear safe, closed toe shoes. Because of the large crowd expected, please reserve your spot – Click Here.
Do we get a six pack of Smuttynose beer?
No, Silly! But there is a very cool, very very large beer tent and beer garden open to registered runners over 21.
Can anyone run or walk the Smuttynose Will Run for Beer 5K?
Yes, the event is open to any one, any age
Can I run or walk with a baby jogger?
Baby joggers are allowed but we ask that you start your race at the back of the pack.
Can I run with my dog?
No, please do not run with your dog on the course and please leave your pets at home. Note, please respect our request for no pets on the grounds.
Can I reserve a shirt in a certain size?
When you check the box next to a t-shirt size on your registration form, you are not reserving a shirt; you are helping us plan how many shirts we need to order in each size. If it is important that you get a shirt in your size, please come early.
Shirts will not be mailed.
Can I get a refund if I register but don’t run?
No. we plan the race based on the number of registered runners, so once you have registered we cannot offer you a refund.
Can I run with headphones or ear buds?
For safety reasons, we discourage the use of headphones on the course.
Are there Awards for top finishers?
Yes, there are awards for top overall finishers, female and male, as well as age group winners. Look for the Red Tent with the Awards Banner on it. Awards go three deep, with 10-year age groups.. You must be present to receive your award. Awards will NOT be mailed.
What will the weather be like?
Good question! The weather in southern New Hampshire is variable even in the Summer, but you knew that! The average temperature for late June in our area is mid 60’s to 70 – OK running weather. But it is New England after all, so be prepared! The race will take place come rain or shine!
What distance is this race?
The 5K is about a little more than three miles. The course is wheel measured and accurate USATF Certified.
Will there be bag-check facililty?
There is no bag check. Please plan accordingly.
Where is the water stop?
One stop at approximately Mile 1.5, will be located on the course.
Where is the start and how do I get there?
The race starts and finishes at the newly built, fabulous Smuttynose Brewery on 93 Towle Farm Road, Hampton, NH 03842. You can find directions here.
What are the parking accommodations? First, we urge you to consider car-pooling (with friends you know or new friends you make) There will be parking in the vicinity of the race and within short walking distance. Click here for parking information.
Can I take a shower after the race?
Yes, but it will have to be at home as there are no facilities available at the race!
Will there be an after-race celebration? Oh, yeah! Registered runners will enjoy a variety of delicious food and drink items including, of course, hand crafted Smuttynose beer, a barbeque with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, coleslaw and tasty Stonyfield Farm products! (YES – there is a veggie burger option!)
Can I view the course before the race?
We prefer that you arrive early and jog the course. Most of the race course is accessible before the race begins. A course map is available here.
Where are the best locations for spectators?
The entire course is not particularly spectator-friendly as it is one big loop. If you plan to drive out on the loop to watch the race, you will most likely be stuck in runner traffic and not get back to see the finish.
FOR THE SAFETY OF THE RUNNERS, we strongly discourage any cars on the course during the race.
How is the race timed?
Participants will wear a bib number with an electronically-readable chip affixed. As runners cross the Finish line they run over a mat with a sensor that recognizes and records each runner’s “chip time”. Bib numbers must be attached to the FRONT of your shirt to be read accurately.