Real Ale Brewing 5K Beer Run

Dec. 7, 2024, 8AM start in Blanco

The final event in the 2024 Texas 5k 6-Pack Beer Challenge! 

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2250 US-281, Blanco, TX 78606 

About the Real Ale 5k

This beer run starts and finishes at the beautiful Real Ale Brewing Co. Once you’re done running, hit the tasting room to collect your souvenir finisher pint glass and start enjoying some great craft beer! 

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What you get for the buck

Your entry includes a custom finisher glass, four 8-oz tastings of Real Ale’s finest, an official race performance fabric shirt, and a well-marked and supported course. Also:

  • Chip timing
  • Free race photos available online after the race.
  • Food trucks available for anyone wishing to purchase tasty food after the run!
  • The chance to win a competitive award OR a prize in our random drawings!
  • Stroller friendly course!


  • $55 through Nov. 7
  • $60 through Nov. 23
  • $65 after that
  • $70 on race day

Minor registration (includes the option for a cotton T-shirt in youth sizes and souvenir finisher glass)

  • $45 through Nov. 7
  • $50 through Nov. 23
  • $55 after that
  • $60 on race day


Friends of Blanco State Park


Top male and female overall and master (40 and up) winners will receive custom awards designed just for beer lovers! Custom awards also go to the top three male and female in the following age groups:  19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and up.  YOU WILL LOVE THESE AWARDS. We will hold a random drawing for souvenir awards AFTER the competitive award ceremony.

The Course

The course runs south through rural farm roads and back to the brewery.  One aid station at the 1.5 mile point will be manned by our non-profit beneficiary, Friends of Blanco State Park, with volunteers serving water and sports drink.

Holiday Costume Division

Dress in your festive best and enter the holiday costume contest! Top 5 male and female winners will take home special prizes!

Packet pickup

  • Real Ale Brewing Co. on Friday, Dec. 6 from 4-7 p.m.   
  • Race day at the brewery from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.


It’s free and there’s plenty of it. Please follow all volunteer parking instructions. 


Please direct all questions to or ask at the event Facebook page.  We will try to answer all questions in a timely manner.  Please do not call the brewery with 5K questions.


2023 RESULTS!!!  Click here for for results

2022 RESULTS!!!  Click here for for results

2021 RESULTS!!!  Click here for for results

2019 RESULTS: Click here for for results

2018 Results: Click here for 5K Results

2017 Results: Click here for 5K Results

2016 Results: Click here for 5K Results

2015 Results:  Click here for age group.  Click here for overall.

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