Romsey 5 Mile Beer Race


COVID-19 has had a huge impact on everything we do and with an end to the virus not yet in sight, this year’s Romsey 5 Mile Beer Race, due to take place on Sunday 7 June 2020, has been cancelled.  Entrants have been informed by email.

We are a small club and although unable to offer refunds, we have taken the decision to rollover entry places and fees to next year’s race which should take place on Sunday 6 June 2021 but this date will be confirmed later in the year.

For those unable to take part next year, we are providing the option for entry fees to be donated to NHS Charities Together (  Entrants wishing to do this should confirm by responding to their email before 11:59 on Sunday 3 May 2020.

Sorry for the disappointing news but thanks for your understanding,

the Romsey 5 mile Beer Race Committee.


The Romsey 5-Mile Beer Race, organised by Romsey Road Runners, is a much-loved road race which attracts 400 runners each year. Supported by local brewery Flack Manor as well as Up and Running and A-Plant, runners enjoy the picturesque country lanes of Braishfield village, with a thirst-quenching pint of real ale (for over 18s) and a slice of cake for all runners at the finish, as well as a souvenir pint glass. It’s a friendly and good-natured event for runners of all levels and abilities.

Hailed by Runners World as ‘a charming 5 miler run along quiet country lanes’, we are proud to present a road race for all runners. We are extremely grateful to Braishfield Parish Council, the Newport Inn Cricket Club and residents of the village for their continued support for the race, and look forward to welcoming you on the day.

The race includes chip timing, generous place prizes, and music played by the Romsey Ukelele Group.

A highly popular FREE 1km fun run for 4-14 year olds will take place at 11:45, after the main race and prize-giving.  Registration for the fun run is on the day in the recreation ground finish area.

The Pantry, Braishfield’s café, will be open at the village hall during and after the race.

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If you have any questions, please email our race director:

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