Texas Town Sponsors Perfect Road Race for 'Underachievers'

The .05K course starts at a brewpub and ends at a brewpub
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 28, 2018 3:20 PM CDT
Ah, the thrill of drinking! I mean racing.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Time's up for underachievers in the San Antonio, Texas area. So many have signed up for the city of Boerne's exceedingly short "underachievers" race that it's all filled up, reports the AP. With the first Boerne (BER'-nee) 0.5K scheduled for May 5, organizers say their city permit won't allow more than 100 "fellow underachievers" on the 546-yard course. Local brewpubs are sponsoring the event, and participants will get free beer at the start and finish lines. The event is described by organizers as "The Running Event for the Rest of Us!"

Jay Milton, a Boerne resident and one of the organizers, says the course is basically a "straight shot" along a creek between two brewpubs, The Dodging Duck and the Cibolo Creek Brewing Company, per Newsweek. Race entry is $25, but for bigshots not wishing to expend any energy, a 1963 Volkswagen bus will transport them the length of the course for an extra $25. The event will raise funds for Blessings in a Backpack, a non-profit organization that feeds school children who receive federally funded meals during the week, but are at risk of going hungry on the weekends.


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