I consider myself an athlete. I played on sports teams in high school and college, I effectively toss the football on the beach, contribute to backyard whiffle ball games, etc. But am I a runner? Eh, under certain circumstances. And those circumstances include beer. Nothing beats a road race that upon finishing serves you beer.
Last weekend I participated in the 9th annual Harpoon Brewery 5 miler in Boston, MA. I woke up, ran for a good cause, and by noon I was feeling nice. The course was filled with motivators, “2 more miles to cold beer!” and the post-race party exceeded all expectations. Post-race party atmospheres are always filled with happy, energized individuals. Everyone feels accomplished and in a celebratory mood. It’s awesome.
I did some research to see what other road races are happening across America this summer so that you, too, could share in the joy of running for beer. I found a few that I’ve heard great things about but know there are tons more. So if you’re aware of others, please share.
Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Sacramento, CA
My advice – the faster you run, the quicker it’s over and the sooner you can enjoy the post race festivities. Yes, it’s THAT simple.