Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Race Update on May 22, 2020

As New Hampshire starts the slow process of reopening the state, Governor Sununu’s plan to reopen is still in its early phases. With the ban on large gatherings and events expected to remain in place until later phases, we’ve been forced to reschedule the Smuttynose Will Run For Beer 5K, originally scheduled for June 21st, to September 27th. This decision was not taken lightly, but our priority lies with the safety of our running community, from all of our participants to those who put on the events.

The entire country is still being impacted by this pandemic, but we want to provide the best experience we can under these difficult circumstances, so we’ve automatically transferred your registration to the new date of September 27th. No action is required on your end.

Unfortunately, we can’t refund or defer everyone to 2021 because we’ve already spent most of the money on everything we needed to produce this year’s event, from race swag to permits and planning. What little that remains is being used to keep the lights on for as long as we can during this difficult time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed, but we’ll reply as soon as possible.

On behalf of the Loco Races team, we thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times. When things are back to normal next year, we’ll be sure to send you a personal discount for the 2021 event as thanks for supporting us.


The 13th Annual Will Run For Beer 5k is returning to Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, NH on September 27th! Thousands of runners will traverse scenic rural roads lined with hay fields and stone walls before finishing with a day-long party at the brewery featuring live music, great food, and delicious craft beer!

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As you know, the United States has seen a continued surge in COVID-19 cases that unfortunately shows no signs of slowing. Although we had hoped to produce Will Run For Beer 5K next month, we’ve deemed the risk to our staff, our volunteers, our runners, and the local community that hosts our event to be too great to conduct the event this year.

However, with your support and understanding, Loco Races will survive the pandemic and return better than ever next year. If you were registered for this year’s event, please check your email for more information about your 2020 event registration.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed, but we’ll reply as soon as possible.

On behalf of the Loco Races team, we thank you for your understanding during these trying times, and we look forward to getting out there and running with you virtually in 2020 and in-person next year.

Virtual Run Details

What You Get

Unlike other races, your registration for the Will Run For Beer 5k includes a lot of awesome stuff! Check it out:

Premium Tech Tee

All runners get a premium wicking running tee!


Awesome Food Trucks

Runners get treated to a variety of food including barbecue, fish tacos, grilled cheese, and pulled pork. You can also buy extra food tickets for your friends & family for just $15!


A Rockin' Party

The post-race party takes place at Smuttynose’s LEED-certified brewery and features live music, entertainment, brewery tours, and more!


Craft Beer

As if all that weren’t awesome enough, runners 21+ get refreshing Smuttynose craft beer! The best part? It’s all included with your registration!

WHAT IT COSTS

The 5k is open to runners of all ages. Prices go up over time so register today!

Early Bird - $29

Through May 8, 2020

Regular - $34

Through September 4, 2020

Late - $39

Through September 23, 2020


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