Terrapin Beer, ATC Team Up For Marathon Beer

02/08/2018 - 17:26

Social Media Contest to name the beer.

Atlanta’s Marathon is getting its own beer. Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co. announced it will brew a limited edition beer for the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K.

Terrapin, the official beer of the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, is holding a contest on its social media pages to name the special brew which it describes as “a sessionable, yet flavorful British ale with notes of tea, biscuits, marmalade and sweet citrus.”

We’re all about enjoying the outdoors, especially an afternoon run, and always enjoy a refreshing post-run beer,” said Terrapin Beer Co.’s Leah Kuck. “We are excited to take Terrapin to the 12th annual Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K and celebrate the thousands of finishers with this special brew!”

“It takes a special race to have its own beer,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s Executive Director. “For 12 years, the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K has shown runners and walkers a side of Atlanta they can only see on foot. We are honored Terrapin is helping us reward the journey.”

The naming contest is open to anyone ages 21 or older. Participants can enter their ideas on the Terrapin Beer Co. Facebook page, where entries will be accepted until Monday, February 12 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will receive an official naming certificate, a Terrapin Beer Co. prize pack and entry into the race.

The beer will be available at select locations in March including at race number pick-up at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta from March 16-17. The Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K will be held Sunday, March 18 at Pemberton Place.

About Atlanta Track Club

Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 28,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race ( – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Georgia Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit

About Terrapin Beer Co.

Terrapin Beer Co. began as a daydream between founders John Cochran and Spike Buckowski, who brewed and released their first beer in 2002. Inspired by the creative culture of Athens, the brewery’s home, Terrapin continues to produce unique beers year after year.

Whether you’re joining us for a brewery tour at our tasting room, drinking a Hopsecutioner at your favorite watering hole, sipping some Hi-5 on your back porch, or enjoying a RecreationAle after a long day on the trail, we hope you appreciate the dedication we’ve put into our beers.

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