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Race preview: Running + Beer = Ecliptic. The First Annual Ecliptic Beer Mile!

Chug a beer, run a mile, and then chug another beer ...At nine a.m. ...On a Sunday. It's the First Annual Ecliptic Beer Mile, and it's been named one of the "12 Things You Have To Do in Portland This Spring" by Thrillist. While it sounds like some sort of frat boy ritual, or maybe some spoof featured on an episode of Portlandia, this is actually going to be a REAL event! It was only a matter of time before drinking beer and running as an event actually became a thing that otherwise normal people would consider doing. While it sounds comical,  will have many of the trappings of a true running event: chip timing, event t-shirts, prizes for the overall and age division winners. Ecliptic is turning up the fun by adding some pre- and post-race beer, an after-party featuring live music, and post-race snacks!

The course is entirely along N. Mississippi Avenue, starting and ending at Ecliptic Brewing. Due to city regulations, this will not be a traditional beer mile (with beer every 1/4mi). As beer is not allowed on the course (Portland’s public roads), beer will be consumed just prior to the start and just after the finish.

This lighthearted event is also making an effort to give back to the community by encouraging participants to bring donations of non-perishable foods to the event, or by fundraising online, for the Oregon Food Bank.

First Annual Ecliptic Beer Mile
Ecliptic Brewing (825 N Cook St.; Portland, OR 97227)
All ages allowed; no strollers or dogs
$30.00 through May 30th at 7:00pm or til event sells out

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About Marilyn Tycer (71 Articles)
Marilyn Tycer was born and raised in the PNW. A former fencer for Duke University, Marilyn started running as a hobby in 2009. She was committed after finished a half marathon and they had run out of Jamba Juice--at that moment, Marilyn swore never to be that slow again. She's run every distance between the 5k and the full marathon, and loves to talk about running, especially races! Her other hobbies beer tasting and makeup. She writes her own blog, Lipgloss+Spandex (lipglossandspandex.com), and also writes for We Heart This (weheartthis.com).

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