Velvet Hammer 5K
Velvet Hammer 5K

FAQs & Tips

  • There is NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP! Everyone must pick up their race packets in advance, a friend or family member may pick up for you, they just need to have your registration email confirmation.
  • You can have your race packet mailed to you for $15, but the deadline to be registered and to have purchased this service is Saturday, April 13, 2024.
  • Arrive earlier than you think you need to on race day.
  • Carpool, rideshare or ride your bike to the race as there is very limited parking near the brewery on race day.
  • Drink responsibly, any beers with an ABV of 9% or more will be 12 ounce pours on race day.
  • Register early to save money (and share the love with your bro’s, friends, and fellow Peticolas brew lovers, tell them about the event and early pricing!)
  • There are no refunds or deferrals, once you register, you are registered, see next about transferring your registration to someone else.
  • You can manage your registration, including changing your shirt size, transferring your registration to some else or ordering the packet mailing by logging in to and then select Profile from the drop down menu in the upper right corner and look for your VH5K under Upcoming Events. Then select Manage Registration. From there you can do all types of fun things.
  • We offer discounts to running/walking/fitness clubs who will promote the race to its membership database and/or corporate groups and teams of ten of more participants, email us at to get started.
  • Safety of the participants, volunteers, crew, staff, sponsors, heck everyone involved, is paramount, that said this is a rain or shine event.
  • Kids are welcome.
  • Strollers are welcome but we ask three things, first, do not put beer in your stroller, second, do not wear headphones and third please start towards the back of the pack.
  • Dogs or pets of any kind unfortunately are not welcome (we love them too but our insurance does not allow for them).
  • Family and friends who are not registered can come along and watch at no cost.
  • Bring your ID if you plan to have brews.
  • If you win an age group award and didn’t hear it announced on race day or you leave early, we can mail it to you for $15, please contact us at to arrange payment and shipping.
  • There will be at least one water stop on the race course.
  • The starting line will only be open for 5 minutes after the official start of the race, if you are late and miss it you will not be allowed to start.
  • Something we missed or didn’t cover, email us at
  • Oh and run with a smile, this is a party people!