Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Taking a Drink in Stride

World Beer Races combine running, brew-fest

Kendra Lamer, photos by Kelsey Smith

The 2018 World Beer Races are here to put some extra hops in your stride. The timed races will kick off Saturday, May 19, in Altoona. Runners have the option of completing a 5K or 10K and will receive an official pint glass, and access to the Brew Festival. If they cross the finish line, they’ll also receive a finisher’s medal. Event organizers say that this race route is unique. Never before has a race begun at the River Prairie Center or followed the same course. After the run, quench your thirst with unlimited beer sampling from more than 20 craft breweries at the post-race festival, including samples from Lazy Monk Brewing and Bloomer Brewing Co. The festival will offer a variety of tastes and flavors from breweries located both within and outside the Chippewa Valley, making this festival like no other, according to organizers. The Dweebs will perform live music, and food venders include the Marigold Cafe, Fire Truck Pizza, LifeSupport BBQ, and Davis Dogs. Not a runner? Not a problem! Purchase a ticket to the Brew Festival, which includes access unlimited beer sampling, live music, and a beer mug. The event is family-friendly, and children under the age of 10 receive free admission.

2018 World Beer Races • Saturday, May 19 • River Prairie Center, Altoona • $15-75 (prices increase after May 18) • family-friendly, must be 21+ to drink • worldbeerraces.com

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.