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Monday, July 20, 2009
Let's go for a Run/Walk/Bike Ride in Support of the General Lafayette Inn & Brewery
** 7/22/09: There's been an update with word of a very special keg appearing at this event...click over here for more details. ** Those of you who come around here enough know of my constant striving for balance between fitness and food/beer appreciation. Back during Philly Beer Week, around 50 of you came out to do a run with me to Dock Street. Over the last couple of years, there have also been other similar runs during the year that you've run with The Brew Lounge. Now... Let's collectively get off our keisters this coming Sunday for a run/walk/bike and then have some beer and bites at The General Lafayette Inn & Brewery. Here's the deal. We'll meet up at The General Lafayette (map) at 12pm on Sunday the 26th and leave on a route of just a tick over 4 miles. The route will touch on Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon Creek, in my opinion one of the city's best outdoor treasures. (Does Saturday work better for you? Let me know and we'll see where the majority falls.) We'll wind up back at The General Lafayette for a lunch. The idea this time isn't for any special deals. ("sponsoring establishments" for these runs in the past typically have made nice offers for us to stick around for beer and food.) We don't want that this time. What we want is The General Lafayette to continue operating well into the future. Let's do our part. We'll have some grub, drink some beer. AND, be sure to bring along a growler to fill with beer to take home with you. If you noticed, Chris Leonard piped in on with a comment the other day to say that he'll fill any 64 oz. growler with beer for you to take home with you. They should have some packaged beer to go as well. And, listen...if you don't have a growler, let me know....I'll bring an empty one for you to have filled. Remember, these days are all about doing your/our part to Save the General. Let's get physically fit and help The General back to better financial fitness. The weather looks fine as of now. But, we'll do this rain or shine...unless there are severe thunderstorm warnings in effect. Drop a private e-mail to me if you'd like to be on the list or need additional information. Cheers to you, fitness, and The General Lafayette Inn & Brewery!
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Is the General in financial trouble?
I'd love to bring some bikers along for this, but I'll be at a wedding. I'll try to spread the word.
I'll be there
Jesse - Thanks for the heads up on this. I'm running and help organize a 5K on Saturday and the weekend is pretty busy but I'm going to try to make this.
Yes, Jeff, times have been tough of late around The General. Check this out that I put up last week for some background info.
Tom - Which 5K are you involved with on Saturday?
Jesse - I'd love to do the run, but we're heading to the shore that day.
I should be able to make it! I might just be sore for the next two days.
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