2013-04-25 / Front Page

Training run Saturday for beer race

Kegs ’n’ Ks to benefit Corner Pieces autism charity
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Pictured above are runners from a recent charity race hosted by Elite Feet. 
Photo by Jacob Hunsanger Pictured above are runners from a recent charity race hosted by Elite Feet. Photo by Jacob Hunsanger LAPEER — Are you out of shape and looking for something to get you active again? Do you need a little motivation to train for an upcoming race? Elite Feet Running Store of Lapeer has a suggestion — run for a beer (sort of).

The Kegs ‘n’ Ks 4K Run for beer will take place June 1 at the Polar Palace in Lapeer. The race, for anyone 21 or older, will benefit the Michigan-based autism charity Corner Pieces.

Local runners and couch potatoes alike have a special chance to prepare for the race this weekend, however. Saturday evening starting at 6:30 p.m., runners can show up at Elite Feet for a special Kegs ‘n’ Ks training run. The training run will be similar to the actual race in June, except it will be much shorter.

A 1K loop will be set up starting at the store on M-24, going up toward Turrill Elementary, turning north and then looping back around to the store. Runners can do the 1K loop as many times as they want — or as many times as they can — before enjoying a party at the store after training.

The training run is free to attend, but donations will be accepted for Corner Pieces, a non-profit organization that benefits children with autism. There will also be door prizes given out at the training run Saturday.

Dustin Jenkins, owner of Elite Feet, said the event Saturday is to help people “get into shape for the June race.” He added that it is also a “fun, community event that will get people active.”

The Kegs ‘n’ Ks 4K Run for Beer race on June 1 is being sponsored by Elite Feet Running Store and Louie’s Sports Tavern of Lapeer, and will also benefit Corner Pieces. The race is open to anyone 21 or older and will be BYOB event. During the race, runners will have to not only complete the 4K track but also drink beer along the way.

Anyone interested in participating in the race can register online at www.kegsnks.com or pick up a registration form at Elite Feet Running Store in Lapeer.

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