The Charity Run With 3 Beer Stops Along the Way
Yes, you read that right, the 4km charity run with three craft beer or gin and tonic stops along the way! Now that is our kind of run! The Marple Beer Run returns for 2019.
The Marple Beer Run is back for its third year after another successful run in 2018 which saw the record time absolutely smashed! More on that later. The run takes place on Saturday 10th August and starts at Marple Recreation Ground before finishing 4km later at The Fox Inn situated in the glorious countryside of Brookbottom.
The route starts with the first kilometre being a steep downhill just to clearly ease you into it and before you know it, you’re at the first craft beer stop! Here you might have to decide if you’re going for the record time or just fancy enjoying your pint (or G&T).
Once the drink is down it’s time for the second kilometre, and this one is all uphill, the most challenging of the run. There’s no need to worry though, at the end of it you can reward yourself with another craft beer!
Then you’re onto the third kilometre, a mixture of uphill and a steady route to get through this time, working your way up past Mellor and Towncliffe Golf Course. The hard part is done now with the rest of the course generally flat and the finish line in sight. Here you’ll find your third craft beer stop to enjoy.
Now onto the home straight, and it is very much that, meandering down to the finish line at The Fox Inn where the crowds will be gathering, cheering on the runners. As you complete the entertaining run you will be presented with a beer token to spend at the bar as a reward for your efforts.
With live music and a buzzing atmosphere, the crowds will hang around to enjoy the afternoon in knowledge you’ve supported a fantastic cause as a minimum of £10 from each runner goes to local charities.
So, we mentioned earlier about the record time, if you want to beat it you’re really going to have to go some as Tim Nudds managed to complete the 4km and down his three pints in just 18 minutes 56 seconds! If you’re going after the G&T record, then Nadine Muller completed it in 24 minutes 20 seconds last year. First prize wins, well more beer of course!
Last year the run raised £2163.20 for charity, which was split between Marple Scouts, Girlguiding Marple, Marple Foodbank, Friends of Marple Memorial Park, Marple Neighbourhood Forum and Millie’s Trust. This year they hope to top that.
The beer is completely optional throughout and remember to pace yourself.
You can book your place in the Marple Beer Run by clicking here. Be quick though as places are limited!