It seems as if everyone is running for a cause, but what if you’re just not a runner? Or even a fast walker? Sure, you want to help out in your community, but what if you’re not keen on going the distance – as in miles?
No problem. Now there’s an event just for you! It’s Vacaville’s first-ever Utterly Fun 0.5K Beer Run, and the length of the “run” is actually 0.5K, or about two blocks long.
“The fun run for the rest of us!”
Plus, there’s beer involved, you can bring your dog and, if you don’t want to run, walk or stroll from start to finish, you can always hail a ride from a “Moober” to transport you to the route’s end.
The “fun-raising” event – set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 — is a benefit for the Vacaville Boys and Girls Club’s “Blessings in a Backpack” program that feeds at-risk youth in the community, as well as other community projects such as Play 4 All Park, Veterans Stand Down, Habitat for Humanity, the Napa/Solano Food Bank and Friday night meals for the homeless at Epiphany Episcopal Church. The event is organized by the members of the Rotary Club of VacaValley Eventide, and has been arranged so that festivities kick off just as the opening day of the Vacaville Farmer’s Market is about to wrap up.
“We want to make sure that the funds raised here, stay here, to benefit many Vacaville programs”
~ Jane Hilliard, event organizer.
The route begins at the corner of McClellan and Main streets in front of Motoring Specialists and ends at Town Square, where there will be live music from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The cost is $26.50, which includes a t-shirt, medal, tokens for two beers or non-alcoholic beverages, and a donut stop half-way through the course. If that’s not enough there will even be a costume contest with the winners walking away with a trophy. Day-of registration begins at 8 a.m., however shirts and medals may not be available. The costume contest categories are:
Best Group Costume
Most Creative Individual or Group
May the 4th Be With You
Kentucky Derby Style
The judges will also select a Best in Show
Want to get in on the fun as sponsor? Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $1,000 and, depending on commitment, offer logos on event signage, t-shirts, mile markers and inclusion for a number of participants.