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By Sarah Ward
April 18, 2020

The Virtual 5k Run

Take part in a five-kilometre fun run — virtually.
By Sarah Ward
April 18, 2020

For the past few years, the minds behind The Beer Run have been using ice-cold beers at the pub as motivation to workout. Jog between breweries and bars, drink a brew at each one — that's how the boozy fun run plays out.

No one is going to pubs, breweries, bars or watering holes at present, so The Beer Run's organisers have adapted. Meet The Virtual 5k Run, their isolation-friendly alternative. You'll still run, jog or walk briskly; however you'll do so wherever you like, be it your own street, your local park or at home on a treadmill. And if you'd like a beer afterwards, you'll need to supply your own.

The run will kick off at 11am on Sunday, May 31 — and while it mentions five kilometres in the event's name, you can also hit the pavement across one or ten kilometres, too. And if you're wondering what makes this different from just getting sweaty by yourself, a live comedy host will be overseeing proceedings. Plus, there'll be prizes, including for best dressed — because dressing up and having a laugh is definitely encouraged.

Keeping the beer theme going, the prizes are sponsored by breweries — and, while tickets start at $15, if you opt for the $25 option, you'll receive a Beer Run medal as well.

The Virtual 5k Run is also donating $5 from each entry to a COVID-19 cause, which'll be chosen via votes from participants.

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