8th Annual ‘Bottoms Up Beer Run’ Set June 6, Will Benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
By Space Coast Daily // March 9, 2020
fun 4K that combines running or walking with homebrew along the way
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Associates for the Advancement of Zymurgy (SAAZ), a local homebrewing club, will hold its 8th Annual “Bottoms Up Beer Run” on June 6 at Wickham Park to benefit SAAZ and St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The Bottoms Up Beer Run is a fun 4K that combines running or walking with homebrew along the way.
Brewers from SAAZ will provide four different homebrews and cider along the racecourse.
Participants, 21 years old and up, can consume four beer shots during the race and choose their favorite for a full pint at the finish.
Those under 21 cannot drink the beer but can still join in the fun. And if running and drinking is not your thing, we will have water along the course too.
The race is professionally timed by the Running Zone so you can race your way through quickly to a personal best or take your time sipping along the way and laugh at how long it took you to do a 4K.
Online registration is available at www.saaz.org/bottomsup
In-person registration is available at the Running Zone store on Wickham Road. Individuals may also register race day between 4:30-5:30 p.m at Wickham Park.
The race is capped at 450 participants and every runner will get a T-shirt and a bottle opener medal. Those age 21 and up will be able to consume two beers along the course, water is also available.
You do not have to drink to participate. Post-race refreshments are available.
Proceeds from the race benefit SAAZ and St. Baldrick’s Foundation. In the last six years, the organization has raised $30,000 for St. Baldrick’s thanks to the generosity of our runners and sponsors.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for life-saving childhood cancer research and funds more in childhood cancer grants than any organization except for the U.S. government.
Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has funded over $282 million in childhood cancer research grants.
Last year’s race was amazing and this year the club wants to make it bigger and better. This will be a fun day with friends and family, and you are encouraged you to run in costumes or create a team theme.
SAAZ wants to introduce the community to the fun hobby of home brewing and encourages participants to join the club and start brewing your own. It is the local homebrew club in Brevard County, established in 1992, as an American Homebrewers Association registered club.
“Our mission is to promote the art of homebrewing and provide education to the local community – our members make beer, cider, mead and wine,” said SAAZ officials.
SAAZ sponsors a national competition every fall, hosts several brewing demonstrations in the community and monthly meetings with education.
In addition, members volunteer at many community events as beer stewards. Meetings are the third Sunday of the month – visit www.saaz.org for more information.
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