Grab your friends and plan to run the best l’il road race in Texas! Come add to the history and tradition of Texas by running the half marathon or 5K – both brewed in the heart of Texas and beginning and ending at the historic Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner. Stay for a spell and enjoy live music and brewery tours. Proud to benefit the Boot Campaign for the third year, a non-profit organization promoting patriotism, cultivating awareness and raising funds for our troops.

The town of Shiner sits deep in the heart of Texas, on a little spot hardly bigger than a postage stamp. You might even miss it if you blinked while zipping by on either US Highway 90A or State Highway 95, where the town sits at the crossroads, off the beaten path between Houston and San Antonio. It is about 120 miles from Houston, 90 miles from San Antonio and 85 miles from Austin.

2014 Race Registration

The Shiner Beer Run is limited in capacity to 2,070 participants to not exceed the population of the city of Shiner. Open registration for the 5K and Half Marathon has reached capacity. There are a few spots for both races still available through a beneficiary donation option. This option is $500 and benefits the beneficiary, The Boot Campaign. All donations through this option include one race entry. Register here for this option or check out more information on The Boot Campaign.

Schedule of Events

  6:30 AM – Packet Pickup (PPU ends at 8:30 AM)
  8:30 AM – Half Marathon & 5K Start
  9:30 AM – Shiner Beer Garden Opens
  9:45 AM – 5K Awards
10:00 AM – Live Music Begins
                  Tours of the Brewery Begin
11:30 AM – Half Marathon Awards, Boot Campaign Check
                  Presentation, & Raffle Winners Announced
  1:30 PM – race course closes (all half marathon participants
                  must complete the half marathon within a 5-hour
                  time limit)    

Partners Passes

Partner Pass sales have exceeded the allotted number for food service planning. Beer will be available to purchase on race day by purchasing a beer only wristband at the iRun tent for $10, but the food plates have reached maximum sales.

Race Beneficiary Partner

Boot CampaignThe Shiner Beer Run is proud to partner with the Boot Campaign as the non-profit beneficiary for the race. Visit the tab at the top of the page for more information on the Boot Campaign’s involvement or click here for more information on the Boot Campaign.

Race Perks

Race participants will receive a technical tee in mens or womens sizes. All half marathon finishers will receive a one-of-a-kind bottle opener finisher's medal. All runners in the half marathon and 5K will receive entry into the best after-party around – live music, brewery tours, Shiner beer and awesome food. 

Split Second ProductionsD-Tag Timing

This event will be staged and timed by Split Second Productions.  We'll use Chronotrack disposable D-Tags. You must properly wear your tag to generate finish results and to be eligible for awards.

3rd Annual Shiner Beer Run
Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Spoetzl Brewery
603 East Brewery Street
Shiner, Texas 77984

Important Race Week Information

Any updated race week information and important reminders will be listed here.

Weather conditions look good this morning. The race will go on as planned with an 8:30 a.m. start. Enjoy your run.

More detailed race information

Results & Event Photos

Access the results and race photos from the links below
2014 Results 2013 Results 2012 Results
Race Photos by PhotoWolfe


Want to be a part of the action but can’t run or walk the half marathon or 5K? Consider being a volunteer. Your service hours will benefit the Boot Campaign. The campaign provides ways for Americans to show appreciation for troops, cultivate awareness of the challenges they face upon return and raise funds which are granted to programs meeting these physical and emotional needs.

In addition to the satisfaction of helping others and giving towards the Boot Campaign, all race day volunteers will receive a volunteer
t-shirt and a Partner Pass for food and beer/soda at the race finishline area available from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Sign up to volunteer now.

Race Day Raffle

Raffle tickets are being sold to benefit the Boot Campaign. Purchase your raffle tickets online or on event day (100% of sale goes to the Boot Campaign) for your chance to win three fabulous prizes:

  • 1st place –Shiner branded Gibson guitar, Boot Campaign branded cooler, $300 in running gear from iRun
  • 2nd place – Shiner branded Yeti Tundra 20 Cooler, Pair of Under Armour boots from the Boot Campaign and $150 in running gear from iRun
  • 3rd place – Branded wearables from Shiner, Boot Campaign and iRun

Raffle tickets are $10 per ticket, with a bundle of 6 for $50. Winners need to be present to win and the raffle winners will be announced after the half marathon winners are announced.


For Male & Female in the Half Marathon
- Top Overall and Overall Masters for the Half Marathon will receive Shiner Beer Run beer steins as well as a pair of boots donated by the Boot Campaign.
- Top 3 in Age Groups in the Half Marathon will receive Shiner Beer Run beer steins (with the exception of age group 20 & under who will receive a winner’s medal). Age groups include 20 &Under, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc. to 70+
For Male & Female in the 5K
- Top Overall and Overall Masters and the Top 3 Age Group finishers for the 5K will receive a Shiner Beer Run Winner’s Medal. Age groups include 14 &Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, etc to 70+

Chip Timing is required for awards, no duplicate awards given.
All Half Marathon Finishers will receive a one-of-a-kind bottle opener finisher’s medal.

See YouTube Video of the 2013 Run

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