Beer City Half Santa Rosa


A Place to Play, Santa Rosa, CA

February 24, 2024



Kick off your Beer City Festival weekend right with our new(ish) 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 good cheer, music, and beer.

The half marathon is a looped course that circles the sides of Santa Rosa Creek with short loops out the Piner and Peterson Creek Trails. The course also weaves on the sides of the Creek at Stony Point Road. The 10k is also a looped course that includes the Piner Creek loop. The 5k is an out-and-back with a loop that goes out the Piner Creek Trail as well. These are FAST races on a relatively flat course. The only thing to slow you down is the mixed terrain on the light trail instead of the reliably speedy bike path. To see greater detail, click on COURSE at the top of this page.

Finishers receive the special Key to Beer City medal, a soft lifestyle shirt, and a tasting glass. After the race, we’ll sample beer from some of our favorite Beer City partners, including homebrew from the Cotati Home Brew Collective.

Click RACE DAY for Start Times, Packet Pickup 

Planning to make a day of it? Move from A Place to Play over to the Beer City Festival at Old Courthouse Square. That gathering of beer, music, and fun gets going at noon and goes into the early evening! Visit to learn more.

Planning to make a weekend of it? Check out our special room rates with the Flamingo Resort and AC Marriott Hotel when you register.


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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, including runs out both Pines and Patterson Creek Trails. The course criss crosses on different sides of Santa Rosa Creek, as you return towards downtown Santa Rosa and return at Pierson Street. More than half of the course is on dirt/gravel bike path. Water stops are spaced between 1 and 2 miles apart.
  • Beer City 10k

    The Beer City 10k is looped course that includes a run out Patterson Creek Trail. The course crosses to the side of Santa Rosa Creek Trail at Willowide Road and returns to A Place to Play. 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 with a loop around the Patterson Creek Trail in Santa Rosa.


Friday, February 24

Location TBA

>>11 am - 5 pm Bib and shirt pickup; registration

Saturday, February 25

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

Click here for directions

>>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 Santa Rosa