The Tank Brewing Company is joining forces with Frankie Ruiz, co-founder of the Miami Marathon, to bring the first ever Craft Beer 5K Run to South Florida. The race is open to everyone –including runners and beer lovers of all kinds– and will depart from The Tank Brewing Co. on Saturday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. The net proceeds of the Run will benefit two South Florida-based nonprofit organizations, Amigos For Kids, an organization dedicated to child abuse prevention and strengthening families, and Live Like Bella Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research.
“We are extremely excited to team up with Frankie Ruiz to create the first ever Craft Beer Run in South Florida,” said Carlos Padron, owner of The Tank Brewing Company. “We are proud that the craft beer community is coming together on this very special day to benefit two worthy organizations, Amigos For Kids and Live Like Bella,” added Padron.
“It is an honor for us to bring the community together for the inaugural South Florida Craft Beer Run, all while supporting two important children’s causes,” commented Frankie Ruiz, co-founder of the Miami Marathon. “Bringing together the community’s love for fitness, running, craft beer, food, and culture is something that Carlos Padron and I have been wanting to do; and seeing it come together for the first time is wonderful.”
The post-race celebrations will include a festival with local breweries offering a sampling of their brews, food by-the-bite, live music, and games. Participating breweries include The Tank Brewing Company, MIA Beer Company, Funky Buddha Brewery, J. Wakefield Brewing, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Concrete Beach Brewery, Wynwood Brewing, 26 Degree Brewing Company and Miami Brewing Company. Training runs will be coordinated at all participating breweries from now until race day.
Supporting sponsors and partners include Ryder, MBF Healthcare Partners, Gold Coast Distributors, Altadis U.S.A. Premium Cigar, Goya Foods, Crown Wine and Spirits, Professional Bank, Republica, and Ocean Mazda. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Those interested in registering for the South Florida Craft Beer Run, should visit SouthFloridaCraftBeerRun.com. The $30 registration fee includes race t-shirt, medal, and one complimentary beer, along with other swag. For an additional $10 donation, participants will receive a pair of Live Like Bella commemorative socks to sport on race day.