What is it?

Go-Green Events, Butt Seriously BBQ and the Swamp Rabbit Brewery in Travelers Rest launched the initial Beer BBQ 5K in the summer of 2014 to celebrate the grand opening of the Swamp Rabbit Brewery in downtown Travelers Rest.

With just seven weeks of planning from an idea to fruition, more than 300 runners turned out to run the inaugural Beer BBQ 5K Run/Walk through downtown Travelers Rest, eat Butt Seriously BBQ, drink Swamp Rabbit Brewery’s delicious offerings, hear a live band on the Swamp Rabbit Brewery’s back porch, and have a good time while raising money for the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Greeted with such success – and seriously, we were asked immediately when we were going to “do this again” – we decided to meet with two other leading breweries in Upstate, S.C., and bring the event to both Greenville and Spartanburg, while keeping the Travelers Rest event all during the summer of 2015.

It’s now 2016 and more than 2,000 people have run a Beer BBQ 5K. Join them this summer!



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All participants receive:

  1. A technical fabric Beer BBQ 5K T-shirt (RJ Rockers Brewery 5K & Thomas Creek Brewery 5K) or technical-fabirc running socks (Swamp Rabbit Brewery 5K).
  2. Free craft beer*.
  3. Free BBQ dinner (sandwich and choice of side) from Tom’s BBQ.
  4. Ice-cold sports towel at the finish line, courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors.
  5. Official Beer BBQ 5K, 16 ounce, heavy-duty mug.
  6. Post-race party featuring “The Saboteurs.”
  7. A USATF-certified course.
  8. A chance at our grand-prize giveaway: YOUR WEIGHT IN BEER!, courtesy of Attorney Rob Ianuario.
  9. Official Beer BBQ 5K bib number.
  10. Computer-chip timing

* Participants 21 years of age and older will receive one (1) free beer with their entry. Additional beer is available for purchase.