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lace up for local beer! (giveaway)

So did any one guess today’s blog feature? Why it’s the Ottawa Craft Beer Run! On Saturday August 27th at 10am, join me for this sudsy 5k run along the beautiful Rideau Canal. The race is part of the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival, taking place at Lansdowne Park from August 26-28, 2016.

If you’re curious about running but intimidated our city’s bigger races (totally feel you on that), the Ottawa Craft Beer Run is a great way to dip your toe into racing. Yes you’ll have a bib and a set course, but this low key event is more about having loads of fun than crushing your PB.

Individual registration is $65 per person, and team registration is $55 per person if you’ve got four people or more. And they’ve put together pretty much the best race kit EVER.

Here’s what your registration fee will get you:

  • Entry into the 5k race

  • An Ottawa Craft Beer Run t-shirt

  • A finisher’s medal

  • A finisher’s beer from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

  • A festival beer glass

  • A full weekend pass to the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival

Like I said, best race kit ever. So head to their site and register already! The race is over 50% sold out so be sure to sign up while there’s still room. I'm signed up and my gear is ready:

Best thing about this race? Not only will you be supporting our local beer scene, you’ll be supporting local charities For Pivot’s Sake and Ottawa Riverkeeper.

For Pivot’s Sake fosters youth engagement and mentorship by connecting with kids through skateboarding, and Ottawa Riverkeeper is a citizen-based group that protects and promotes the Ottawa River and its tributaries.

So join me for a run, a beer, and let’s celebrate some charities doing great work in our community. And since I love a good giveaway, here’s a chance to win your way in!

WIN your way in to the beer run!

One of you lucky readers is going to win TWO race bibs for the Ottawa Craft Beer Run! That’s right: you and a friend/other half/whoever will win two free race registrations, which gets you tons of free swag, craft beer, and two full weekend passes to the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival. Just look at these folks having fun at last year's race. Don't you want to join them?

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and I’ll announce the lucky winner on August 16! If you’re new to my Rafflecopter giveaways, here’s how it works: click any of the options below to complete and action and enter the contest.

All entry actions are totally optional and the more actions you complete, the more chances you have to win. Make sense? Already a follower/liker/etc.? No problem! Say for example you already follow me on Twitter. Click that lil' button anyway and you'll get credit for already being a follower!

Best of luck everybody, and see you at the race. Cheers!

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