Release provided by: Scott Simmons.
As part of it’s Tuesday Night Karma Hour, Bristol Brewing Company will host an elite athlete fun run and beer social on June 12th as a fundraiser for the non-profit American Distance Project. Starting at 5:00pm, runners and fans can go for a 3-mile fun run with ADP athletes including 2012 US National Champion Joseph Chirlee, and then support the ADP when Bristol donates $1 from every pint sold to the charity’s cause.
The American Distance Project is a Colorado Springs based non-profit providing support and coaching to develop America’s next international champions. Since it’s start-up in the summer of 2011, ADP athletes have earned 12 U.S. Olympic Trials berths.
The Bristol Brewing fundraiser will allow fans to interact with over 10 ADP athletes including Alisha Williams (32:03 10k and 15:24 5k bests); Wendy Thomas (12th in her marathon debut at the Olympic Trials in 2:34); Kenny Foster (2012 Penn Relays 10k champion in 29:27); and Joseph Chirlee (2012 US 25k champion and 28:16 10k best.)
The event will feature raffles for signed USA national team gear from US Olympic distance runners like Shalane Flanagan and Lopez Lomong, and free massages from the Colorado School of Massage.
For more information on the Bristol Tuesday Karma Hour and the American Distance Project, visit www.americandistanceproject.com
About the American Distance Project
The American Distance Project (ADP) is a Colorado Springs based non-profit dedicated to the development of American distance runners to compete with the best in the world. The ADP is coached by Scott Simmons and Renato Canova. For more information, visit the ADP’s website at www.AmericanDistanceProject.com