• April 29, 2023, Bothell, WA -register here
  • ​November 5, 2023 TBD

*same medal

for series

You can't beat this chill event that focuses on improving your personal 5k time, starts at a later time, earn a commemorative pin, free race photos, encouraging community of runners/walkers, and wine tasting on your own to finish!

​What you get:

  • Medal
  • Race
  • Drink ticket
  • Shirt *additional fee
  • Free race photos & results!

Schedule of events on race day:

  • Packet pickup and/or day of registration approximately one hour before start time.
  • See registration start time (dependent on date)

Will Run for Beer 5k & 8k FAQs

Questions about Registration.

Q.  Is there DAY OF Registration?
​A.  We welcome new participants! See specific race date for details on registration times on race day.  Cash or credit cards are all accepted. Please note, that there is a $10 race day fee.

Q.  What is included in the registration?
​A.  Race entry, beverage of your choice, free race pictures, and post-race goodies (snacks, drinks, etc.). 

Q.  Can I get a refund or transfer to another race or runner?
A.  Sorry, no refunds or transfers.

Q.  When does online registration close?
A.  We will close online registration once brewery capacity is met or 2-3 days before race date (whichever is sooner).

Q.  I couldn't make it to the event, can I get my race packet mailed to me?
A.  No, you must attend the event to receive race packet. 

Q. What is a virtual 5k?
A. A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. We will mail you your medal when we receive them.  DO NOT SHOW UP TO THE EVENT.  A virtual race does not provide you with a day of registration.

Q.  Can I transfer to a virtual race or vice versa?
A.  Sorry, no transfers. 

​Q.  You canceled, can I get a refund?

A.  In an effort to promote the health of our participants, we will not issue refunds in cases of severe weather (heat or cold), smoke, or pandemic, etc. If we are forced to cancel the event due to unsafe running conditions our goal is to reschedule the date of the race. If this is not possible we intend to host a virtual event and mail participants their race packets. As per our waiver, "I understand that this event does not provide refunds in the event of cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the event is canceled before or during the event."

Questions about the race.

Q.  When is the Will Run for Beer 5k?
A.  We host periodic Will Run for Beer 5ks throughout the year - check out our Facebook Events for dates.

Q.  Where is the Will Run for Beer 5ks?
A.  See specific Facebook event for location as they may change from when you registered due to host availability.  We typically host the races in Shohomish, WA.

Q.  What is the race distance?
A.  5k (3.1 miles) - check specific race date to find out distance (at some locations, we offer multiple distances).

Q.  How does the Will Run for Beer 5k work?
A.  You run/walk first, followed by your choice of beverage (including craft beer!) afterwards.  Your drink does NOT have to be a beer!

Q.  I don't drink, can I still participate in the run portion?
A.  Yes, we have RUN ONLY options.

Q.  Is this a 5k?
A.  Yes.

Q.  Is this an 8k?

A.  8k option is available for most of the race dates.  Please select the appropriate distance when registering.

Q.  Is this Event timed?
A.  We do have a running clock, but it is an unofficial race.  Starting in 2019, our races will be timed, but they are still considered fun runs.   Race results will be posted on our main Facebook page.

Q.  Can I wear headphones?
​A.  We would prefer that you do NOT wear headphones for safety reasons.

Q.  When is packet pickup?
A.  Most likely, the day of the event from 130-215pm.  Check specific Facebook event page for details. No picking up for others.

Q.  Do I need to show I.D.
A.  Yes. You can only pick up YOUR packet - no exceptions.

Q.  Is there a map of the route?
A.  The course will be dependent on starting location.  If we start at Scuttlebutt, the majority of the course will be along the Everett waterfront on Marine View Drive.  it is an out-and-back course.  Courses starting at SnoTown Brewery will be along the Centennial Trail. 

Q.  Is the course hilly?
A.  No, it is MOSTLY flat.

Q.  Are the roads closed for the race?
A.  No, this is an URBAN course - there are no street closures.  Please abide by all traffic rules.

​Q.  Can I walk instead of run?
​A.  Yes, it is a FUN group run/walk.   

Q.  Why do you start the race in the afternoon?
A.  Most of the participating wineries, brewery, cider locations open after 12pm.

​Q.  What does "cupless" mean?
A.  It means we are limiting the water stations at most of our races.  Please bring your own water.

Questions about the beer tasting.
Q.  WHEN can I use my drink ticket?
A.  Day of only until brewery closes.

Q.  Which ticket do I use for beer tasting?
A.  You will be given one drink ticket that will be attached to your bib.  Do not try to use previous drink tickets (from prior races).

Q.  Can I do beer tasting on my own?
A.  Yes, but you will need to pay the brewery directly for additional beer tasting (separate from the two drink tickets you get included with your registration).

Miscellaneous questions.

Q.  Do I get a medal?

A.  Yes!

Q.  Where can I view and download race photos?
A.  All race photos will be uploaded to our Facebook page.

Q.  Can I bring my child or dog?
A.  Yes, you can bring your child or dog to the run/walk portion.  However, if you bring a dog and would like your dog to join you AFTER the race, there is an outdoor seating area.  f you are bringing your dog, please make sure you clean up after them.  Thank you.

Q,  Can I bring a stroller to the race portion?
A.  Yes

​Q.  Is there bag check?
A.  No.  

Q.  Is there a waiver I need to sign?
A.  Yes, please sign here: 

Q.  Where do I park?
A.  Please try to carpool.  Arrive early to park (registration location may vary) in the ample parking at the venue.

Q.  Do I need to show I.D.
A.  Yes. You can only pick up YOUR packet - no exceptions.

Q.  How big are the races?
A.  These events are meant to be small due to restaurant/brewery capacity limits.  Maximum capacity is usually around 80.   Our goal is to offer quality races for new and novices runners & walkers - come back to our monthly races or our annual races!

Q.  Where will pictures be posted of the Event?
A.  On our Facebook page for FREE.

Q.  How do I sign up for another Event?
A.  Go to our Facebook Events page & search for an Event!

Q. Do you offer discounts? 

A. Yes, please visit our Referrals, Incentives & Discount page.

Q.  Who are the vendors or sponsors for the races?
A.  Vendors and sponsors change per race.  We cannot guarantee any vendor or sponsor per race.  

Q.  Do you offer free coffee or ice cream with the registration?
A.  Yes, sometimes.  Please do not expect additional freebies but be grateful when they are offered.

Q. Can I volunteer? 
A Yes, please email us at
volunteer@run2befit.com. All volunteers get a free entry into a future race!

Presented by: Run 2 Be Fit dba PNW Ladies Running Group

Our race company philosophy has always been to offer quality races for new and novice runners & walkers by keeping the races small and affordable.