Sometimes life is simply not about the ride, or bikes, motorcycle maintenance, rallies, or anything to do with motorcycling. Today was one of those times. Rahr & Sons brewery in Fort Worth, TX, does a 5K run/walk every month, so Margaret and I decided to participate in it. The run supports local businesses, which is important to us and is a local community event. I also enjoy their beer, so it was one of those win-win situations. Over 100 other people thought the same thing!
About The Event
The Rahr & Sons 5K run sign-in begins at 8 am, with the actual run starting at 9 am. They have pacesetters that lead four groups covering those competitive-minded runners to a group of walkers. We participated in the group just above the walkers, who were perfect for us. It made for a great morning to spend some quality time with each other as we moved along the 5K route.
We like to ride, no question there, but outside of the ride, there are other life experiences that we like to participate in as well. I’m not going to pretend we were some kind of marathon runner. We power walked the entire route. We weren’t last but came in at the finish just ahead of the group of walkers. The point of it was we got to spend some quality time together, get a good walk-in, support local business, and drink some incredibly good beer after the run. I have been a fan of Rahr & Sons beer for many years so this was a perfect way to start our Saturday.
At The Finish Line
Rahr & Sons gave away a bunch of T-Shirts, a breakfast sandwich, and pint glasses from which you got three free refills from the taps at the brewery and keep the glass, a raffle, and the social aspect of the entire event. I usually drink the Texas Red American Amber which is a favorite of mine. This time I tried the Iron Thistle Scottish Ale and the Adios Pantalones, which had a lemon-lime flavor to them. Both were good, but the Iron Thistle blew me away. It was so good I’ve added it to my top favorite beers.
I know a 5K run with a fresh brew at the end seems contradictory. It is, but it is also a lot of fun and brings the local community together to have a good time. I wrote about this because life is not just about riding, it's experiencing life itself whether it's on a bike or outside of the ride.
And yes, Margaret had to drive home because I wasn’t safely able to after all of the fantastic beer…