The San Diego Beer Chase is a one-day six-person running & walking relay of approximately 52 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (3-8 miles per leg). The course starts in San Marcos and travels to Vista, Carlsbad, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Bay, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Little Italy and finishes in downtown San Diego’s East Village, while experiencing the amazing craft breweries of San Diego County.

On a 6-person team, each person runs 2 legs; On a 3-person team, each person runs 4 legs and we welcome teams of all sizes between 1 and 6 runners/walkers. Each time you exchange at a brewery, you have the option to enjoy a 3-4oz sample of craft beer from the sponsoring brewery. Consumption is not required. Every team is required to have a designated driver and DD’s are not allowed to consume alcohol during the event.

The relay starts at Mason Ale Works and Urge Gastropub and finishes with a festival hosted in downtown San Diego at the East Village 10 Barrel Brewpub.

Division EARLY
(before Dec 1st)
(before Jan 15th)
(after Jan 15th)
Team 1-2 $275 $300 $350
Team 3-4 $550 $575 $625
Team 5-6 $800 $850 $900
Team Division

Open: One or more under 40
Masters: All 40 or over
Corporate: At least 4 employees from same company*
Public Service: Military / Law Enforcement / Firemen^
Brewers: At least 4 employees from same brewery**

Gender Categories:

MIXED: Any combination of mixed gender
MENS: All members male
WOMENS: All members female

Division Details:


1/ 2/ 3-4 runners

*CORPORATE: At least 4 members must be employed or relatives of employees by the same company. No gender categories in this division.
^PUBLIC SERVICE: At least 4 members or relatives. No gender categories in this division.
**BREWERS: At least 4 employees must be employed or relatives of employees by the same brewery. No gender categories in this division.

Don’t have a full team? Looking to join a team? You’ve come to the right place!

Step 1: Fill out this form with your information.

Step 2: Go to this spreadsheet to find teams looking for runners or runners looking for a team. Contact them directly.

Step 3: Once you’ve found your match made in heaven, email [email protected] to be removed from the list. Please include “San Diego Beer Chase” and the name listed in the spreadsheet in your request email.

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