A Whole New Meaning to “Beer Run”

What are you doing Saturday May 11th?

Short's Huma Lupa Licious

Short’s Huma Lupa Licious (Photo credit: Bernt Rostad)



If its something significant like laundry, grocery shopping, or washing the dog, then go right ahead & be practical…but if you’re ready for something different, how about the Shanty to Short’s Run?

Also known as the “S2S” it’s probably one of the only 5K/10K events that start on the top of a mountain & end up at one very cool brew pub. The mountain is at Shanty Creek in Bellaire MI where the race starts just outside the Lakeview Hotel. The very cool brew pub is the “on-its-way-to-being-World-Famous” Short’s brewpub.

This race has something for almost everyone…not a marathoner?  Great, just run the 10K. Can’t run that far? No problem, just do the 5K. Not much of a runner at all…the best news is that once the race starts…its all downhill…literally! Add to that the fact that you end up at an establishment that specializes in big fun & great food, not to mention all kinds of yummy beers, you simply can’t go wrong.

This is the second year of the race & “apres” race festivities include an awards ceremony at the pub & of course the undeniably tasty quaffing of brews. The awards have been described a unique, fabulous & big fun & are awarded according to age & gender. Fees for the event are $18.00 if you pre-register or $24.00 on race day. For race registration forms & information, including the race route, visit www.shantycreek.com/S2S. You can also find information on the Short’s website…  www.shortsbrewing.com  As far as I can tell, all you need is your running shoes, a beer mug(optional), & a nice sunny day.

Me…I’m off for a sandwich at Short’s….

About Diane

a long time lover of all things aquatic...swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling...if it involves water...I'm in. Add traveling, snowshoeing in the winter, gardening in the spring, & lots of fresh air & sunshine. Blend with cooking, crafting, great friends & my Border Collie Zack. Toss in some sweet beekeeping. Mix in a couple of great books, my camera, clean notebook paper, & a cool pen & you pretty much have a picture of me. My friends tell me I should also add..."once a teacher...always a teacher".
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