I thought it would be fun to get everyone together not only to run but to socialize a little as well and what better way to do that than over a beer! This was the first time I've put together an event like this and had loads of fun doing it. It appears I'm not the only runner that likes to enjoy a beer after a run.
I ended up getting to Red Fox English Pub early to get set up, who by the way, did an awesome job. Josh, who I've run with many times, also got there early and offered to help out with anything I needed. I was happy to have the help. One of my regular running buddies, Trieu also helped take all the pictures you will see. Also, Bruce helped by sweeping the course just as would be done with any type of race - even though it was just a group run. There were numerous others that asked if I needed help and I really appreciated it but we were able to handle it with the four of us nicely.
|Me, Josh and Trieu with our finisher medals|
I thought having Bruce really helped because when he walked in everyone knew it was time for the prizes since he helped sweep the course.
|SEMR Beer Run group picture!|
|Getting the giveaways ready|
Thanks to Buff - The Buff
Thanks to Balega - Balega socks
Thanks to Velopress - Quick Strength for Runners book
Thanks to Velopress - Racing weight cookbook
Thanks to Velopress - The Runner’s Guide to Yoga book
Thanks to Velopress - Rock n Roll Marathon Training book
Thanks to Detroit Runner - Great Baraboo glass
Thanks to Detroit Runner - Griffin Claw glass
Thanks to Goat Head Gear - Sole Spikes
Thanks to EnDevr - EnDevr Strength Tape
Thanks to EnDevr - EnDevr MyID sleek
Thanks to RooSport - The RooSport
Thanks to Road ID - $15 Road ID certificates
Thanks to Armpocket
Thanks to Cheribundi - Cheribundi Juice
Thanks to Mark Matthews(Twitter @matthews_mark), local author and runner - On the lips of Children book
Thanks to Noxgear - Noxgear Tracer 360 lighted Vest
Thanks to Injinji and Outside PR - Injinji socks winners
Thanks to GU and Outside PR - GU packs
Thanks to Pearl Izumi and Outside PR - Pearl Izumi Tech Shir
Thanks to Strava and Outside PR - Strava Bottle/Jersey Bin
Thanks to Road ID and Outside PR - Wrist ID Sport certificate
Thanks to Kona Running Company - Kona St. Patricks Day Run race entry
Thanks to Running Fit - Mandy giving out their prize - Hightail to Ale race entry
Thanks to RUNdetroit - Justin from RUNdetroit giving out their prizes - Rock CF race entry
Thanks to RUNdetroit and Corktown - Corktown race entry
Thanks to RUNdetroit and Cupids Undie Run - Cupids Undie Run race entry
Thanks to RUNdetroit - Three $25 gift card
I want to thank everyone for coming out and braving the really cold weather to run with the group and congratulations to all the winners of the prizes! Without the great crowd, this never would have been a success. The sponsors also made the event really special and it was certainly appreciated by this crowd!
Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!