Sole Mates 5k & Brew Fest

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November 02, 2019 # 6

Shoes & Brews along with our “Sole Mates” Left Hand Brewing and Mizuno present the 6th edition of our fall race series.

With a focus on community, running, beer and high fives we put this event on as a celebration. 

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Let us break it down . . . . We like running, beer, celebratory drinks, live music, friends and giveaways! That’s really what our 5k race series is. All of our favorite things, jammed into one day of fun and held only twice a year! We will host you in a beautiful 5k run/walk followed by a unbeatable after-race expo full of beer & cider, music, food and giveaways! And EVERYTHING is included in your race entry!

GOODIES: Your race entry includes an event customized Technical Trucker Run Hat ($27 value), chip timed 5k race, free race photos, entry into the race expo including beer, cider and food, and a swag bag with fun from our sponsors. You’ll also receive special discounting during the weekend at Shoes & Brews including sales and full priced items, with additional markdowns taken for that weekend only. We are also brewing up a special collab beer that will be exclusive to packet pick up and race day! 

We host two wave starts: 

ELITE wave, starting at 9:30 am for anyone who is feeling fast and fancy on race day! If you believe you will clock in a time under 22 minutes for the 5k, this is the option you will want to select!
OPEN wave, starting at 10:00 am for anyone who is feeling fancy and believes they will have a time over 22 minutes for the 5k! Run, walk, jog, skip, pups, kids, everyone is welcome in this heat
Each wave will have prizes for the overall female and male winners. 
VITURAL OPTION: Want to be in on the fun and goodies?, but can’t make it on race day! Select the Virtual Race option and receive all the same goodies shipped directly to you! You’ll be able to track your run on race day from whereever you are and you’ll have a Free Pint card to come back and visit us for that after-race beer when you have the time! 

The race finishes at Shoes and Brews with beer from Shoes & Brews and Left Hand along with cider from local hot spot St. Vrain Cidery! You’ll be able to sip on some brews while listening to some live music by Last Action Heros. You’ll also be greeted with our after-race expo of vendors who have goodies, food, and fun to share with you!

Let’s talk about prizes and winning some gear:

If you’re feeling rather fast on race day and you win overall female or male in our ELITE wave, you will be walking away with YOUR WEIGHT IN BEER! That’s right, you will walk away with cases of beer from Left Hand Brewing piled up high!! You can keep it all, share with friends, or throw one kick a** party to celebrate!
OPEN WAVE overall female and male winner will be walking away with some brand new kicks from our footwear sponsor TBD
Age group prizes: (21 and under, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71 and amazing): 1st place in your age group gets you a growler and fill from Left Hand Brewing. 2nd place in your age group get you Crowler fill of your choice from Shoes & Brews!
Not feeling fast on race day! Don’t you worry: we have a massive raffle giveaway for anyone who hangs around through awards. This year, you’ll have a special pull tab on your bib that you drop into our raffle basket and then we will be pulling numbers for 100s of prizes: shoes, apparel, beer, accessories, gift certificates and more!
If you’re feeling less fast and more fancy, we have added the Best Dressed category to our race again this year. Winners of this category will receive the sublime Left Hand Brewing Beer 4 a Year Certificate, which is obviously worthy of you putting in some effort on that costume you’ve been thinking about. Especially since we are only a few days out from Halloween, put that costume to work! Costume contestants can be individuals or teams. 

One of the best parts of our race series is that you know you are doing good for your community by coming out. We are excited to announce that this year part of the race proceeds will go to The Left Hand Brewing Foundation. The LHB Foundation has a mission we can get behind: “Commited to brewing a stronger community where we work, live and play.” They work with other local non-profits to tackle issues and emergencies right in the Longmont community. You can check out all the details and good they do HERE 


Race Day: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019. Wave starts at 9:30 am & 10 am. 

Race Start & Finish this year: Shoes & Brews (63 S. Pratt Parkway, Unit B, Longmont Co. 80501) Parking will also be in and around S&B that morning. There will be a team of parking attendants to guide you to designated parking. Carpooling, drop off and biking in, strongly encouraged. 

Race Registration ONLINE or INSTORE @ Shoes & Brews:

$35 through August 31st

$40 until October 27th

$45 on race week or until sold out

Packet Pickup:

Thursday 10/31: 3-8 PM @ Shoes & Brews (stick around and demo Mizuno running shoes and our weekly social run). 
Friday, November 1st:  2-8 PM @ Shoes and Brews
Race Day November 2nd: 8:30- 9:45 AM @ Shoes & Brews. 
Exclusive Sole Mates collab brew released at Packet Pick-ups and available race day for participants! Shoes & Brews and Left Hand ‘brewing’ up something special fo you!

GOODIES: Your race entry includes an event customized Technical Run Hat ($27 value), entry into the race expo including beer, cider, food and swaggest swag bag around filled with goodies from some of our sponsors! You’ll also receive special discounting during the weekend at Shoes & Brews including sales and full priced items!

BEER: Left Hand Brewing & Shoes and Brews
CIDER: St. Vrain Cidery
LIVE MUSIC: Last Action Heros – Covering hits from all genre’s and eras!
AFTER-RACE SNACKS provided be: Training for Warriors, Club Carrie, State Farm Insurance, Brewery Running Series, Club Pilates and Flatirons Bank. 
WATER SPONSOR: FLATIRONS BANK – Boulder County’s Community Bank
NON ALCOHOLIC: Knuckle Puck Kombucha, HopTea, Present Sodas. 
PARTNERS @ AFTER-PARTY: Training for Warriors, Club Carrie, State Farm Insurance, Brewery Running Series, Ikor Labs, Sticker Giant, Mizuno, Peaceful Poppy & Rewind Med Spas, LILY’S Chocolate & Bobo’s Oat Bars, Club Pilates, Flatirons Bank,  Lyons Physical Therapy, Adventurist Backpacks, Picky Bars. 
Knuckle Puck Kombucha – serving up sample pours for participants after-race. Full pours will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own growler to get it filled that day from their Kombucha drink trailer!       
The Peaceful Poppy & Rewind Med Spas are teaming up to being a brand new experience to our after-race party, whether you have had it before or are interested in IV hydration and the benefits it can offer, they will be out with their full set up that day offering                                                                                                                               


** Friends and family are welcome to join us on the race course to cheer everyone on and after at the after-race and finish line at Shoes & Brews. There is no fee to enter the after-race expo, but if you plan to partake in an adult beverage or NA options will be inside. We have 20 tap system with beer and cider. We also have wine, sodas, komucha and sparkling hard seltzer option. Please make sure to have your ID if you plan on drinking adult beverages.

Want to volunteer that day and earn some free beers, food and swag? Email into [email protected] for details. 

Are you killer fast and think you’ve got what it takes to be in our First Wave? We’ve got a few comp entries available, email into [email protected] with some of your times and we will get you in! Limited available to reach out now!

Anything else we didn’t cover – reach out to us! [email protected]

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2019-11-04




November 02, 2019 (Saturday) - 10:00
5 kilometers
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