Monday, May 4, 2009

Ride the Tequila Train

Looking a fun (and maybe a little off-color) way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Check out Blind Pig's second annual Run for the Border 5K race tomorrow night. We had an unexpected blast during its first year last May. Anticipating the standard downtown 5K track along the lake, we were surprised when teams had to run wearing a sombrero, take a shot of tequila and then chug a Corona, each at separate check points throughout the three-mile run. (You could opt for an alcohol-free race by choosing to dance in a circle for 30 seconds shaking your maracas at each point.)

They've made a few changes to the route this year, as well as to the props (all runners get a sombrero and maracas included in their race fee, along with a Corona at the finish line). So, grab a partner (you have to compete in pairs) and head out on a mystery course through downtown. They give you the check points (and a green card to stamp), you decide your way. It's a whole new take on the idea of a fun run.

And with a 7 p.m. start, you'll be done just in time to grab a beer, take advantage of drink specials for runners and settle in to watch the Cavs play at 8 p.m. See you there! Or follow us on Twitter — we'll let you know how we finish!

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