Harpoon 5-Miler – I’m Running it!!
The race is coming and I’m part of it.Â This saturday Amber and I will be running/jogging in the Harpoon 5-Miler.Â We are pretty excited!!
Hope to see you there.
Drink Craft Beer, You’ve Earned It!!
2,000 Runners to Race in Bostonâ€™s Annual Harpoon 5-Miler
The 8th Annual Road Race to Benefit The Angel Fund and ALS Research Reaches Fundraising Milestone
Boston, MA (June 2, 2009) â€“ This Saturday, June 6th, 2,000 runners will compete at the 8th Annual Harpoon 5-Miler, a road race to benefit The Angel Fund and ALS Research.Â This year marks a major milestone for the race as the total donation made to the Angel Fund, including previous yearsâ€™ donations, will exceed the $200,000 mark.Â
The Harpoon 5-Miler race number has become one of the toughest tickets in town.Â The field of 2,000 runners sold out in less than 20 minutes.Â The racecourse includes a scenic run along the water and beautiful views of both Boston Harbor and the city’s skyline.Â Of course, the fresh beer waiting at the finish line doesnâ€™t hurt the pace either!
In 2008 the Harpoon 5-Miler, which begins and ends at the Harpoon Brewery in Bostonâ€™s Seaport District, raised approximately $60,000 for the Angel Fund and ALS Research.Â This year included, the race has raised more than $200,000 for the cause. ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrigâ€™s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by muscle weakness and a progressive wasting and paralysis of the muscles.Â This cause holds special significance for the brewery as Harpoon lost Gordon Heald, a founding investor, to ALS in 1997.
The race will be followed by a post-race party under the tents of Harpoon Summer Session, a two-day celebration of live music and local beer.Â Runners are invited to celebrate the completion of the race with Harpoon beers, Harpoon Draft Sodas, and food provided by a local restaurant.
Date:Â Saturday, June 6th, 2009
Start Time:Â 10:00 am
Award Ceremony:Â 11:45 am
Founded in 1986, the Harpoon Brewery distributes its locally brewed products throughout the Northeast.Â The Harpoon Breweryâ€™s line of craft beer features six year-round beers, including its signature Harpoon IPA, and four special seasonal selections.Â In June 2000, the Harpoon Brewery purchased a second brewery in Windsor, Vermont.Â In 2007, Harpoon introduced Harpoon Cider, and all-natural hard cider made from locally grown, freshly pressed apples.Â For information on brewery tastings and events, call 1-888-HARPOON or visit their website at www.harpoonbrewery.com.