Frequently asked questions

What is the route?

The course starts and finishes right in front of Mankato Brewery!

When is the registration deadline?

Registration will be open until 9:45am on race day, pending available space. We will post a notice to Facebook once sold-out.

Where do I pick up my packet?

PACKET PICK-UP When: Thursday, September 17 | Friday, September 18
Time: Thursday 4-8pm | Friday 4pm-8pm
Where: Mankato Brewery
1119 Center Street | North Mankato, MN 56003 Race day packet pick-up will be available between 8am-9:45am, however, do expect long lines. We strongly encourage you to pick-up your packet prior to race morning. Packet pick-up will end promptly at 9:30am on race morning. Friends and family may pick up your packet for you. There is no waiver needed.

How early do I have to get up?

Race start is 10:00am! We will kick off in good fashion with the .05k then line all the 5kers up to start at 10:15am.

Where are results posted?

This event will be timed and your results will be posted online after the event, as well as on-site.

Can I bring a stroller, or my dog?

DOGS AND STROLLERS Strollers are strongly ill-advised, as the course does utilize the trails which is quite narrow at parts and is a trail, so there are rocks and sticks throughout. We strongly discourage strollers for these reasons for the safety of all participants and the kiddos. If you do use a stroller, you must start towards the back. Dogs are not allowed. Wheelchairs ARE allowed. View more info, including course map, at our website at 414events.com/mankatobeerrun!

I think I registered, but I cannot find my confirmation. How can I confirm?

Please email us at cheers@414events.com or visit runsignup.com and search your registration

Can I transfer events?

You can actually transfer the event from the account on runsignup.com. You just have to pay the difference in event cost, as the two as separately priced. 1) Log in on Runsignup.com
2) Click "Profile" on the top right-hand side of the page
3) Click "Manage Registration" under the "Upcoming Events" section in the middle of the page
4) Transfer Event

Will you hydrate me?

One water station will be located about half way through the course as well as the Start and Finish Line. Then of course, you will receive a post race beer or soda courtesy of our official Beer Sponsor!

Can I buy more beer afterwards?

You sure can! Mankato Brewing will be serving up drinks along with music!

I dont run...can I walk?

Yes! There is a 30 minute/mile pace on the course. We ask that walkers move towards the back of the crowd at the starting line to allow for runners to keep their preferred pace.

My friend bailed on me...can I transfer a registration to someone else?

You may transfer your registration to a friend for a $5 fee up until 2 days before the event (plus any applicable processing fees from RunSignUp). You may do this from your account on runsignup.com. There are no refunds for this event.

What does my registration fee cover?

There is a lot involved in putting on a race. We use your registration fee to cover the cost of insurance, the timer, land, event apparel, beer glass, post race food/water and all the other little things that add up to make these events happen! Your registration does not cover the cost of beer as beer is not included as part of the registration and can be denied to any participant and any time, at the discretion of the beer provider. Best part is your dollars are staying local.

Can I get a refund or transfer?

There are no refunds for The Mankato Beer Run 5k/.05k. You may transfer your registration to a friend for a $5 fee up until 2 days before the event (plus any applicable processing fees from RunSignUp). You may do this from your account on runsignup.com.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Email cheers@414events.com

Is there a paper registration form?

Yes! You can mail your race registration, with the current online price to: 1141 N 43rd Street Milwaukee, WI 53208


Both on and off the course, the safety and well-being of our racers, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. In our ever-changing world surrounding COVID-19 and the race industry, we take it day by day. Our summer and fall races are still scheduled to go on at this time. The endurance sports industry is working closely together to communicate all future actions. In the event that we must cancel any upcoming in-person races, we will pivot to a virtual race. Due to all the upfront costs associated with event planning, refunds will not be provided. Your race packets will be mailed directly to the address on your account, or we will arrange pick-up/drop-off at another time. We will only mail packets if we switch to a virtual event.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the endurance sports industry.