Event Information

Participants will see what the 2,070 residents of Shiner love about this area of Texas. The routes begin together at the historic Spoetzl Brewery and showcase the city that was begun with a 250-acre donation as a railroad right of way. The 5K and 10K will be an out & back course throughout the "Cleanest Little City in Texas." The Half Marathon will be a hilly but scenic route through the Texas countryside — it will again wind through Green Dickson park and include a mile of loose gravel, offering participants a true Texas country road experience.

Race Perks

Race participants will receive a technical tee. All finishers will receive a one-of-a-kind finisher's medal. All runners in the half marathon, 5K and 10K will receive entry into the best after-party around with live music, brewery tours, food compliments of J Bar B Food & Shiner beer.

Race Time

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Half Marathon Start: 8:30am
10k and 5k Start: 8:45am

All events start and finish at:

Spoetzl Brewery
603 East Brewery Street
Shiner, Texas 77984

Course Maps & Aid Stations

Course Maps:

Half Marathon


5K out and back on Half/10k course (map coming)

Medical Info

Medical professionals will be roaming along the course and will be staffing a medical tent around mile 8 and at the finish.

Packet Pick Up

Runners can pick up their packets at these locations:

iRun in San Antonio
20079 Stone Oak Pkwy, Suite 3120
San Antonio, TX 78258

Austin Location TBA

Spoetzl Brewery
603 E Brewery St.
Shiner, TX 77984

Spoetzl Brewery
603 E Brewery St.
Shiner, TX 77984
*you must pick up your packet by 8 am, if you are late you will be able to pick up your packet after the race starts

Information will be posted here.

Race Time

  • Half Marathon: 8:30 am
  • 10K & 5K: 8:45 am

Race Registration Fee

Cost does not include processing fee.



Half Marathon

up to 6/3/19




6/4/19 - 7/2/19




7/3/19 - 11/19/19




11/20/19 - 11/23/19





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+
Group finishers for the 10K
  • 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+
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, 10K and 5K Finishers will receive a one-of-a-kind bottle opener finisher's medal.

MyLaps Timing

This event will be staged and timed by Split Second Productions. We'll use MyLaps bib tags which will be secured to the back of your bib. Do not remove the tag. You must properly wear your tag to generate finish results and to be eligible for awards.

Getting There

Shiner sits at the crossroads of US Highway 90A and State Highway 95, 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. Map & Directions.


The address of the brewery is 603 E. Brewery Street, Shiner, TX. There is limited parking at the brewery, however, there is parking available in downtown Shiner (within close proximity to the brewery) as well as at Kaspar Wire Works across the street from the brewery. Kaspar's address is 959 HWY 95 N, Shiner, TX, 77984. A huge thank you to Kaspar Wire Works for allowing participants to park in their parking lot. Kaspar Wire Works was established in Shiner in 1898 and is still family-owned, making it a 5th generation company. Thanks for your support, Kaspar.

Here's the Parking Map.


If you are looking for rooms before the big day, check in with the Best Western Executive Inn in Hallettsville (about 15 miles from Shiner) for rates and availability. The phone number is 361-798-9200.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Gonzales (about 25 minutes from Shiner) may also have availability. The address is 126 Middle Buster Rd., Gonzales, TX 78629 and the phone number for reservations is 830-672-2777.

The Black Gold Inn in Yoakum is a new hotel in the area and welcomes runners. Yoakum is about 10 miles from Shiner. To check room availability, you may reach them by phone number at 361-298-5322 or on their website at www.blackgoldinnyoakum.com.

The Shiner Boggy Creek RV Park is located along the race route at 554 City Road 350, just across from the City Park. Their address is 554 County Road 350, Shiner, TX 77984, 512-298-7208 and their email is shinerrvpark@gmail.com. Visit their website at www.shinerrvpark.com for rates and availability.

Belle Oaks Inn in Gonzales, about 15 miles from Shiner, has two properties with available rooms. Visit the website for Belle Oaks Inn and The Booth House Bed & Breakfast at www.belleoaksinn.com or call them at 830-857-8613 for rates and availability.

Two historic hotels in Flatonia (about 18 miles from Shiner) also welcome runners. Their websites are www.ollehotel.com and www.goosesroost.com and the phone number is 361-772-0310.

Two other hotels are new in Gonzales (about 15 miles from Shiner) who may have rooms available: The Microtel Inn & Suites in Gonzales can be reached at 830-203-5110 and the Days Inn in Gonzales can be reached at 830-519-4353.

Post-race Celebration

After the run, we hope you'll stay a spell to enjoy the best of what Shiner has to offer — Shiner Beer at the Spoetzl Brewery! The after-celebration includes:

9:30 AM
Shiner Beer Garden opens and food is waiting as runners finish their tour of Shiner.

9:45 AM
5K awards

10:00 AM
Live Music by The Emotions Begins Tours of the Brewery Begin

10:30 AM
10K Awards

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)

Times subject to change.

All race participants receive the benefits of the after-celebration. Food and beverage passes are available for purchase on race day at the information tent.

Race Day Raffle

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

  • Prizes TBD

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.

Results & Event Photos


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