Over the last few years running clubs have sprung up around beer venues. I know of several that meet regularly to run a few miles and then re-carb with a cold brew or two at a local establishment. On Monday evenings you can participate at World of Beer – Southside, on Wednesdays you can run at Dahlia’s Pour House. And, I am sure there are many more that I am not aware of.
But, coming up Saturday, October 19, there is an event sponsored in part by European Street Café – Park Street and Team Hopheads, aims to add another layer of meaning, giving back to Challenged Athletes. The Runtoberfest 5K race Presented by Audi Jacksonville to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) begins at 6:30 p.m. at E-Street on Park Street in Riverside.
In addition to the satisfaction of knowing they helped a good cause and got a good run in participants will receive:
- Free beer (or soft drink)
- Custom technical race t-shirt and goodie bag
- Free Pair of On Running shoes for overall Male and Female winner
- Engraved Warsteiner Beer Boot from European Street Cafe for Overall Men’s and Women’s winner
- Age Group Awards, three deep with custom race beer glass
- Post-race party at European Street Cafe’s Oktoberfest celebration!
The race will feature a fast 3-loop 5K course with the finish line in the middle of European Street’s Oktoberfest Celebration!
Challenged Athletes Foundation changes lives by providing support, opportunities and hope to people with physical disabilities so that they can pursue active lifestyles through sport. Learn more about CAF at: www.facebook.com/CAForg. Take a look at a few of the athletes whose lives have been changed with support from CAF’s at www.challengedathletes.org/site/c.4nJHJQPqEiKUE/b.6467825/k.E598/Challenged_Athletes.htm.
For those who cannot make the race in Jacksonville but want to help support CAF, there is a Virtual Race option on the registration page. We will mail you a bag and t-shirt before the race and you can run in on your own and send in your time!
Register at www.prsracetiming.com/1019—run4beer-runtoberfest-5k.html. Cost is $30 registration to participate and includes the 5K race and perks listed above. For a $5 discount use code TEAMHOPHEADS on the Check Out page.