The Beer Run culminated at San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing Company, where Manny and other hot, exhausted and very satisfied participants basked in that warm glow which comes from working for a very worthy cause.
Proceeds from the event support the programming at Access Youth Academy, a non-profit 501(c)(3) serving San Diego’s underprivileged, first-generation youth (www.accessyouthacademy.org). The race, complete with jogging strollers, dogs, and teams wearing running outfits they’d designed themselves, was a great success, perhaps at least in part because the first 200 registered runners (over the age of 21) received beer taster vouchers. Says Manny: “We took 4th place for raising the most money as a team. I must say, it was the most enjoyable and gratifying thing to do on my birthday…to give back to those in need!”