SAAZ Presents the 7th Annual Bottoms Up Beer Run

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Saturday, June 8th – 6:00 pm at Wickham Park Pavilion #4

Melbourne, FL, – The Space Coast Associates for the Advancement of Zymurgy (SAAZ) is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Bottoms Up Beer Run on June 9th at Wickham Park. The Bottoms Up Beer Run is a fun 4K that combines running (or walking) with homebrew along the way.

Brewers from SAAZ will provide 4 different homebrews along the race course. Participants (21y/o and up) can consume 4 beer shots during the race and choose their favorite for a full pint at the finish. Those under 21 cannot drink the beer but can still join in the fun. And if running and drinking is not your thing, we will have water along the course too.

The race is professionally timed by the Running Zone so you can race your way through quickly to a personal best or take your time sipping along the way and laugh at how long it took you to do a 4K.

Online registration is available at In person registration available at the Running Zone store on Wickham Rd.  Individuals may also register race day between 4:30-5: 30 pm at Wickham Park.

The race is capped at 400 participants and every runner will get a T-shirt and a bottle opener medal. Those 21+ will be able to consume 2 beers along the course, water is also available. You do not have to drink to participate. Post-race refreshments are available. Proceeds from the race benefit SAAZ and St. Baldrick’s Foundation. In the last 6 years, we have raised $25,000 for St. Baldrick’s thanks to the generosity of our runners and sponsors.

This year’s amazing sponsors include Brock’s Homebrew Supply, Carroll Distributing, Jimmy John’s, Quarters Brewing and Arcade, Running Zone, Save-a-Lot, Sweet Bliss, Sunshine State Distributing, The B.A.C.K. Center, The Broken Barrel Tavern, Village Idiot Pub, and Webb’s Honey.

Last year’s race was amazing and this year we want to make it bigger and better. This will be a fun day with friends and family, we encourage you to run in costumes or create a team theme. SAAZ wants to introduce the community to the fun hobby of home brewing and encourages participants to join our club and start brewing your own! Come join us for a beer run!

SAAZ is the local homebrew club in Brevard County, established in 1992 as an AHA (American Homebrewers Association) registered club. Our mission is to promote the art of homebrewing and provide education to the local community. Our members make beer, cider, mead and wine. SAAZ sponsors a national competition every fall, hosts several brewing demonstrations in the community and monthly meetings with education. In addition, our members volunteer at many community events as beer stewards. Meetings are the third Sunday of the month, visit for more information.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for life-saving childhood cancer research and funds more in childhood cancer grants than any organization except for the U.S. government. Since 2000, St. Baldrick’s has funded over $262 million in childhood cancer research grants.