NEW DATE. In consideration of Sonoma County’s order to limit large events, we have chosen to move our race date back by one month to Sunday, March 20. We have also moved the start/finish to A Place to Play. The result is an even BETTER race that gives you a flat, fast course and a view of Santa Rosa Creek you may not have seen before.

So join us for this new road race in the heart of Santa Rosa. The Beer City Half is three races: half marathon, 10k and 5k that leave from A Place to Play, near downtown Santa Rosa.

True to the name, these races celebrate that as much as we love wine, Sonoma is BEER COUNTRY. The Beer City Half promises builds on the good cheer, music, and beer.

The half marathon is a looped course that circles the sides of Santa Rosa Creek. The 10k is also a looped course. The 5k is a true out-and-back. These are FAST races on a relatively flat course. The only thing to slow you down in the mixed terrain of light trail instead of the reliably speedy bike path.

Finishers receive the special Key to Beer City medal, a soft lifestyle shirt, a tasting glass. After the race, we’ll sample beer some of our favorite Beer City partners. 

Click Race Day for Start Times, Packet Pickup 

For those of you looking for the Beer City Festival, that gathering has been postponed until 2023. To learn more about Beer City Festival, visit


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  • Beer City Half

    The Beer City Half Marathon is a semi-looped course that runs on both sides of Santa Rosa Creek. Water stops are spaced between 1 and 2 miles apart.
  • Beer City 10k

    The Beer City 10k is a looped course that leaves A Place to Play, crosses over to the other side of Santa Rosa Creek and proceeds to Pierson Street where you cross to the other side of the Creek. Water stops are spaced between 1 and 2 miles apart.
  • Beer City 5k

    Beer City 5k is an out-and-back from A Place to Play to the turn around point at the intersection with the College Creek Trail in Santa Rosa.


Saturday, March 19

Heart and Sole Sports, 900 4th Street, Santa Rosa

Click here for directions.

>>10 am - 7 pm Bib and shirt pickup; registration

Sunday, March 20

A Place to Play, 2375 W 3rd St, Santa Rosa

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>>6:30 am: Registration and bib pickup opens

>>8:00 am: Half Marathon Start

>>8:30 am: 10k Start

>>9:00 am: 5k Start

Beer City Half