Hundreds of runners will race through Porter for the Back Pew Brewing 5k on Nov. 4

By: Karen Gardner
| Published 10/27/2023


PORTER, TX -- When runners cross the starting line at the Back Pew Brewing 5k on Nov. 4, they’ll have a special incentive to hurry back. Each runner will be rewarded for their efforts with a souvenir pint glass and their choice of Back Pew craft beers.

Race benefits Family Promise of Lake Houston.

Each year the race draws hundreds of runners and walkers to Back Pew Brewing Co., 26452 Sorters McClellan Rd, Porter, TX 77365. The event starts at 8 a.m. in the brewery’s beer garden. Additional details and registration are available online at

“A lot of runners are big fans of Texas-brewed craft beer, so this event brings runners from all over Houston and beyond,” said race director Bill Gardner.

The race benefits Family Promise of Lake Houston, a non-profit dedicated to helping families break the cycle of homelessness.

Located in a former church, Back Pew Brewing is known for producing unique craft beers in a variety of styles. In a tribute to the previous occupants, Back Pew produces two categories of beers – saints, considered to be more tame brews, and sinners, which are heavier and pack more of a punch.

After the race, runners can enjoy up to four 8-oz. pours of Back Pew beer, included with their entry. Each runner also receives a performance fabric race T-shirt.

The race starts and finishes in the Back Pew beer garden and follows a course through neighborhood streets. Once they cross the finish line, runners will congregate in the tap room and the outdoor beer garden to enjoy their beer. A food truck will also be available.

Overall and top three winners in each age group will receive custom-made awards specially designed for beer lovers.

For more information or to register go to

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