The Bier Distillery 5K shirts are here! Are you ready to run Saturday? The weather is looking great, if you haven’t already signed up, sign up now! https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/ComstockPark/BierDistillery5K
Run/walk the Bier Distillery 5K/1 mile and get a free Mint Julep Sweet Tea cocktail (it’s Derby Day!) or craft soda after you finish! Register today, bring 2 items to donate to Hand2Hand, and you are in! Register now at: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/ComstockPark/BierDistillery5K
Join us at the Bier Distillery 5K (or 1 mile walk) in Comstock Park, MI on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Start time is 10:30 am. The 5K and 1 mile route will utilize the White Pine Trail system. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit www.hand2handbackpack.org of West Michigan. Our goal is to donate 500 items of non-perishable goods to this great non-profit! We ask that you bring 2 items per person (please refer to list of requested food items provided below). Participants will get a craft Mint Julep Sweet Tea cocktail or craft soda courtesy of Bier Distillery after they finish the event.
Packet pickup will be held at Bier Distillery starting at 9:30 am on Saturday, May 4. Bier Distillery’s address is 5295 West River Dr NE #100, Comstock Park, MI 49321. You will get a bib with chip, safety pins, shirt if purchased in time and a complimentary drink coupon.
Parking will be available at Bier Distillery and Dr. Johns. Dr. Johns is a stone throw away from Bier Distillery, across West River Drive. There will be a shuttle available between Bier Distillery and Dr. Johns before and after the event. The start/finish area is in the Dr. Johns parking lot, adjacent to the White Pine Trail. It is not safe to cross West River Drive on foot. Please use the provided trolley.
What you get when you register
-Race t-shirt, guaranteed if you register by midnight April 24. We will order extra shirts but may run out (or not have your size). We’ll set the extra shirts aside for those that registered after the cutoff.
-Chip timing for 5K. 1 mile, self time please
-USATF certified 5K course
-Traffic free route
-Craft Mint Julep Sweet Tea cocktail or craft soda
-Potential overall or age group award
-Bagels and fruit
Suggested food items for Hand2Hand to bring to the event are as follows:
– Boxes of Macaroni and Cheese
– 16 oz. plastic jars of peanut butter
– Canned vegetables (beans, mixed veggies, corn and peas)
– Canned spaghetti sauce (NO glass jars)
– Canned fruit
– Canned soup (no creamed soups)
– Cans of Spaghetti O’s or Ravioli
If you are unavailable to join us on May 4 and you still wish to donate food, you may drop off your food donation at Bier Distillery the week before May 4. Financial donations on this registration page are also welcome.
Hand2Hand feeds over 6,000 kids in 166 schools primarily in West Michigan. Hand2Hand delivers hope to hungry children – early childhood through high school – by mobilizing schools and churches to provide nutritious food over the weekends.
Prizes, drinks and cups-The male and female overall winners will get a Gazelle gift certificates valued at $50 and a $50 Bier Distillery Gift Certificate plus a 375 ml liquor bottle of their choice or shirt. Each top age group winner will get their choice of a Bier Distillery whiskey or beer glass. Prizes can be picked up inside Bier Distillery whenever you make it. Results will be posted inside. Also, every registrant that turns in a complimentary craft Mint Julep Sweet Tea cocktail voucher (craft soda available as well) will get a small commemorative glass!
Age groups are as follows: 12 and under, 13-15,16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Bib assignments and live results will be posted at http://www.racetecresults.com/Results.aspx?CId=16371&RId=149 See yourself finish at this link in a 15s youtube clip a few hours after the event.
Bagels, cookies, bananas and water will be available at the finish. Head over by bus to the distillery to redeem your complimentary Mint Julep Sweet Tea cocktail or craft soda afterwords.
Day of registration will be available.
The 5K course is certified and will be marked appropriately with mile signs. From the start/finish location, participants will make a right on the White Pine Trail and run for about 1/2 mile to the turn around. 1 milers go to the turn around and then back to the finish. The 5K participants will then head back to where they came from and eventually run over a bridge that crosses West River Drive. Immediately after the bridge, runners will make a right on a sidewalk. They will follow that sidewalk along West River Drive, along Rogue River Drive and connect back onto the White Pine Trail. The course is all on trails and sidewalks, no roads. There will be a water aid station off the sidewalk just after mile 2. Once back on the trail, it will be a straight shot back to the finish. The race is chip timed and your time starts when you cross the start/finish line.