Beer City Half 10k & 5k San Jose

Saturday, June 1, 2024 San Jose, CA

Beer City Half 10k & 5k San Jose

Get ready for a truly unique experience at Almaden Lake Park as you join the Beer City Half in San Jose, which is the third exciting stop in the Beer City Half Series. This event promises to be a memorable adventure filled with races and, of course, a celebration centered around one of life’s great pleasures—beer!

The Beer City Half San Jose presents a range of race options, including a half marathon, 10k, and 5k races, and this year, we’re thrilled to introduce the Questicorn—a unicorn-themed fun run/walk that’s sure to bring smiles to the faces of participants.

But the fun doesn’t stop when you cross the finish line. Our post-race celebration is where the real magic happens. You’ll have the chance to explore a wide selection of brews, all courtesy of the fantastic San Jose-area brewers. For those who are simply here for the beer, we offer special tasting tickets. It’s an opportunity to savor your favorite brews or discover new ones.

Each runner becomes a part of our Beer City community and receives a comfy Beer City San Jose t-shirt, a Key to Beer City San Jose finishers medal, a Beer City tasting glass, a custom bib, and access to free race photos. We believe in celebrating our top performers, so podium trophies are awarded to the top three finishers in each race by gender, and age group awards recognize the talent of our participants.

If you’re up for a real challenge, consider joining our Slammers—those dedicated runners taking on all the races in the Beer City Series. The Slammers are in for a treat with special pins and awards, celebrating their outstanding commitment.

As the name suggests, Beer City offers participants over 21 years of age a delightful selection of beverages. You can enjoy beer, kombucha, and hard tea from local San Jose brewers such as S27 and Strike. Additionally, we’ve got brews from Beer City Sonoma All-Stars like Third Street Aleworks and Lagunitas, along with Beer City Alameda brewers, Original Pattern and Almanac. For those looking to skip the alcohol, there’s non-alcoholic Hop Water, and, best of all, your tasting experience is included with your registration. No need for an extra tasting ticket!

For guests who wish to partake in the beer tasting without the race, Tasting Only tickets are available. These tickets grant you access to all the beer and other refreshing beverages, and you’ll receive a wristband at registration to ensure you enjoy every sip.

Not only will you get to enjoy fantastic beverages, but you’ll also take home a 7oz Beer City Festival tasting glass—yours to keep, even when it’s empty. In addition to the libations, we’ll have bubbly water, sodas, and snacks for everyone, including Bellwether Farms yogurt, OCHO bars, and delicious fruit.

The Beer City Half San Jose isn’t just a race; it’s a unique experience that brings together runners, beer enthusiasts, and everyone who loves a good time. Come join us for a day filled with fun, camaraderie, and, of course, excellent beer. Cheers!

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled in Santa Clara County, San Jose, California, offers a tech-savvy atmosphere.

Early June in San Jose, CA welcomes the beginning of summer with average high temperatures of 78-82°F and average low temperatures of 54-58°F. The weather is warm and pleasant, signaling the onset of the summer season. Rainfall during this period is typically minimal, contributing to a dry and enjoyable early summer atmosphere in the city.

Beer City Half 10k & 5k San Jose Race Results

Beer City Half 10k & 5k San Jose Course Map

See the race route map for the Beer City Half 10k & 5k San Jose course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:30 AM PDT.

The end time is 12:00 PM PDT.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Beer City Half 10k & 5k San Jose, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $90.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $70.00 fee for the 10K.
  • There is a $45.00 fee for the 5K.
  • There is a $15.00 fee for the Questicorn!

Beer City Half 10k & 5k San Jose Race Website

Beer City Half 10k & 5k San Jose Website

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