Centennial Beer Chase Switches Directions

Last year the Centennial Beer Chase launched as a one-day, six-person running relay of approximately 50 miles with a start in Coeur d’Alene and finish in Spokane. This year, the celebrated event that includes teams of runners completing 12 legs mostly along the Centennial Trail with stops at several craft breweries along the way is switching course directions. The course flip will give participants an opportunity to experience even more craft breweries, says assistant race director Jo Sylvester. “We’ll have the ‘keg leg’ 2-3 mile run visiting all the downtown Spokane breweries on Friday night and then finishing at beautiful McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene.”

The Centennial Beer Chase is a running relay with 12 legs of varying distance along the Centennial Trail (3-7 miles per leg) and team member exchange points at local breweries. At each brewery, participants can try 3-4 ounce samples of beer and enjoy other craft beverages on their own. Each team is required to have a van that transports team members to the different exchange points as well as a designated driver that is not drinking. Teams get into the relay spirit with matching shirts or costumes, creative names, and by decorating their van to show team pride and humor. The finish line will include a brew fest featuring beers from all of the brewery partners along the course. The second annual Centennial Beer Chase is set this year for Saturday, October 7. Centennialbeerchase.com. //

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