Charity beer runs are super popular, but most of them share a similar issue. In order to participate — and help raise money for the whatever good cause is being supported — a lot of physical exertion is required.
Not this time. The minds behind one of Center City’s most chillax sports bars have come up with an event that considerably boosts the brew-to-activity quotient.
In the Misconduct Mile, set for Saturday, Aug. 4 and benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, each runner gets two full pints of beer — one at the start and one at the finish — and the ground to cover between them is all of one single kilometer, from the original Misconduct Tavern near 15th and Locust to the sister location at 18th and JFK.
Even the most exercise-averse Philadelphians should be able to handle that.
“I think we are going to get a little of both running and ‘beer strollers,’” joked Misconduct co-owner Fleming Kerr. “This is just a quick jaunt.”
The idea to host a “race” (if you can fairly refer to it as such) between the two tavern outposts came from one of the bartenders, Kerr said. Management loved the concept because it fit right into the restaurant organization’s new “Charity for Change” program, which already brought initiatives that raised money for Doctors of the Americas’ work in El Salvador.
For this event, thanks to a partnership with Georgia-based Terrapin Beer (which is now owned by MillerCoors), 100 percent of the proceeds are destined for CHOP.
Registration costs $30, which covers you the two beers and a burger when you arrive at the final destination — whether you sprint the whole nine-block course or just meander over on your own time.
You’ll also get a medal for finishing. So if you’ve always been jealous of that coworker who splays race ribbons all over their social profiles, sign up and then hit them with the event’s official slogan: “Forget the 5k, real runners race a 1K!”