The Illinois Brewery Running Series kicks off June 2 at 630pm, with a Run for Beer. Everything starts at the Goose Island Beer Company (1800 West Fulton), and many of us will likely be ending our runs right there, too.
The pandemic has seen many Chicagoans becoming bigger (with stress-eating and drinking) or maybe smaller (with lots of time for exercise). Now, those twin outcomes of the lockdown come together in the Goose Island Run for Beer, a “5K-ish” dash for physical fitness and, of course, tasty brews.
“Weave through the surrounding area at whatever pace you like,” the Run for Beer website reassures, “no matter what, there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line.”
For running in the casual event, you receive a free craft brew, a collector’s pint glass or seasonal swag, a chance at door prizes and “access to event festivities, games, goodies and giveaways.”
This will be a good time—and a safe time: COVID precautions are in place with social distancing, reduced contact and mask requirements in the taproom.
Sign up here.
Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity, David also writes a weekly food column for Wednesday Journal in Oak Park and is a frequent contributor of food/drink and travel pieces to the Chicago Tribune, Plate Magazine and other publications. David has also contributed chapters to several books, including Street Food Around the World, Street Food, and The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org