2020 Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Challenge / Series

To our registered Texas 5k 6-Pack Beer Challengers: This is not the year that any of us expected, but we are doing our best to roll with the changes and make the 6-Pack happen. We are doing our best to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances with a goal of delivering the best experience we can under trying conditions. We thank you for your patience, your flexibility and your support. Here are details about plans for the rest of the year.
UPDATE: The Southern Star Brewing Co. 5k Beer Run in Conroe will not take place Aug. 1. Due to coronavirus situation we have rescheduled the race to Nov. 28.

The REVISED 2020 Texas 6-Pack Beer Challenge Lineup  (as of July 10, 2020)

THE VIRTUAL OPTION We realize it’s a lot to pack additional rescheduled races into a four-month window. With that in mind, if you unable to make it or you aren’t comfortable participating, you have the option of running any remaining race in the 6-Pack virtually.

Here’s how it works:

  • Let us know in advance that you’ll be running the 6-pack event virtually by emailing us at 6pack@RunInTexas.com. NOTE: The deadline for choosing the virtual option is the day before the actual race.
  • Run a 5k on your own. You choose the time and place, completing your run by the actual race date (for example, if you run the Galveston Island Brewing 5k virtually, be sure to complete it by the actual race date of Oct. 3).
  • Send your results to us at 6pack@RunInTexas.com.
  • We’ll mail you your race T-shirt, bib and as a special bonus souvenir, a finisher medal bottle opener. Free shipping!
  • Finish at least 6 races in the series and you’ll receive your 2020 6-Pack Finisher medal after the Real Ale 5k Beer Run on Dec. 5.

We know that you’re in it for the fun of visiting breweries and trying great craft beer. That’s why we are diligently trying to make all of our races happen this year as planned. We realize that the virtual option is not the same thing as being there in person, but it’s the best option possible under the circumstances. And because it’s not quite the same, we are offering the bottle opener finisher medal as a special extra to those choosing the virtual option. Unfortunately we can’t offer the souvenir pint glass or the beer with the virtual option. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that these schedule changes have caused. We appreciate the confidence you’ve shown in us by signing up for this series and we take that responsibility very seriously.

Other things you may be wondering about: 

  • Are you taking any precautions for runner safety?

We have added new measures to increase safety for our runners and volunteers at upcoming events, including minimizing contact points. We’re also relying on participants at events to do their part to help keep events safe. Read more here.

  • When will we receive our 2020 6-Pack T-shirts?

These will be available at the No Label 1st Street 5k on Sept. 12 and at every subsequent race after that.

  • Will there be Wild Card events?

We originally planned to offer Wild Card races as we have in years past. These are additional brewery runs that are not part of the 6-Pack, but would count toward completing the 6-Pack and earning the finisher medal. However, with all the rescheduling we have had to do this year, we are running out of new dates in the remaining months of 2020. For this reason, Wild Card events are not likely to happen this year. Instead, the virtual option will count toward completing your 6-Pack.

  • What happens if a race is cancelled and not rescheduled?

If we are unable to safely proceed with a race and there is no opportunity to reschedule, we will come back to you with another plan to ensure you get the full value of your 6-Pack registration.

About the 2020 Texas 5k 6-Pack Beer Challenge

Experience the best of independent Texas breweries with eight 5k races at eight different independent craft breweries across Texas. Finish at least six races to complete your 6-Pack and receive a custom finisher medal! Explore exciting new breweries along with some established favorites. Every course runs through Texas countryside, neighborhoods, farm roads, small towns or a little of each. Walkers welcome! After the run, you’ll enjoy the unique atmosphere and vibe at each of these one-of-a-kind Texas breweries as you sample their brews. Every 5k in the 6-Pack also benefits a local non-profit partner.


Your 6-Pack registration includes:

  • Entry into eight 5k beer runs at some of the state’s best independent craft breweries
  • A limited-edition tech 2020 Texas 5k 6-Pack Beer Challenge T-shirt
  • A custom finisher medal when you complete at least 6 events
  • A special bonus prize when you finish MORE than 6 events!

PLUS, at each event you’ll receive:

  • A cool race performance fabric T-shirt
  • A souvenir finisher pint glass
  • Four 8 oz. beer tastings
  • A well-supported, chip-timed course
  • Beer-themed awards for overall and age group winners and our famous random drawing prizes.
  • Free downloadable, share-able race photos available online after each event.


Finisher Medal Ceremony at the Real Ale 5k Beer Run, December 5, 2020

The 2020 Real Ale 5k Beer Run in Blanco on Dec. 5 is the final event in the series. All registered 5k 6-Pack Challengers who have completed at least six events will receive their finish medal after the race. If you can’t be present for the awards ceremony, you may have someone pick up your medal for you or have your award mailed to you for a $10 shipping fee. The Fine Print

  • Sorry, no refunds and no bib transfers for Challenge participants.
  • You must be registered in the Challenge to be eligible to receive the 6-Pack finisher medal.

The 2020 Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Challenge Line Up

Listed in chronological order.  Click each logo to be taken to the event page.

#1 Middleton Brewing Co. 5K Beer Run, Saturday, March 7, 2020, San Marcos

Benefiting Team Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center

#2 No Label 1st Street 5K Beer Run,  Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020,  Katy

Benefiting the Rotaract Club of Katy

#3 Galveston Island Brewing Co. 5K Beer Run, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020,  Galveston

Benefitting Galveston Island Humane Society

#4 – 5 Stones Artisan Brewery 5K Beer Run, Saturday, Oct 17, 2020, New Braunfels

Benefiting Project Phoenix

#5 Southern Star Brewing Co 5K Beer Run, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020,  Conroe

Benefiting Toys for Tots Conroe

#6 Vista Brewing Co 5K Beer Run, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020

Beneficiary coming soon!

#7 Back Pew Brewing Co 5K Beer Run, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, Porter

Benefiting Family Promise of Lake Houston

#8 Real Ale 5K Beer Run, Saturday Dec. 5, 2020,  Blanco

Benefiting Friends of Blanco State Park MORE INFO Please contact us at info@runintexas.com with any questions. Please do not email or call the breweries regarding 5K information

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