The 2020 Event Will Be Fully Virtual
After our recent success with a few in-person events, we regret to inform you that the 2020 Growler Gallop will have to go fully virtual for 2020. The city and Belle Isle Park are dealing with several issues, both Covid related and unrelated, and cannot support a large event at this time. We have worked through several alternative plans with all parties involved including the City of Detroit, Michigan State Parks, Wayne County, the UAW, MDOT, Atwater Brewery and others, but with current restrictions, there is no safe way to conduct this event in person at this time.
Athletes are invited to race virtually on our designated courses (5k or 10 mile) starting and finish at Atwater Brewery, or will have the option to race from anywhere. Both options are avaialbe through the RaceJoy GPS tracking app that is being provided for this race. Participants will have the opportunity to pick up their hoodie, medal and bib at multiple locations and times before and after the scheduled race day. They will also get a ticket for an Atwater Beer on us using their bib (beer tickets can be redeemed anytime between September 25th and October 27th). Athletes who complete the race virtually downtown doing the course we provide will be in the running for awards. Awards will be something different than our usual growlers this years. Awards will be shipped after finish times are verified. Athletes can run the designated course between September 25th and October 4th. Given the current situation with USPS and other shipping providers, we highly suggest picking up your packet in person (or have a friend/family member pick it up for you). If it is not possible for you to pick up, please contact us about shipping.
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Information about the event is available in : English