BEER. LIBATIONS. TRAILS.
The 2015 B.L.T. Fun Run Series will be a first for Muddy Monk! The runs will not be timed and the "run" isn't a race: it's just an excuse to hit the trails with some friends, have a few beers, and enjoy yourself!
We will be limiting the number of BLTers to 25. We want this to be a close knit group of runners...and we also don't want to go through the hassle and expense of applying for permits...so 25 is a hard limit!
WHAT IS IT?
Since we are scaling back our official trail runs next year, we wanted to give some people the option of running every single month with Muddy Monk. So we will have a BLT fun run every month in which we do not have an official Muddy Monk Trail Run.
The runs will vary in length, but mostly be somewhere in the 3-6 mile range. For those of you who want to go longer, just let Art know and we can definitely work that out!
Following each run we will have beer and/or cider from a different local Chicago brewery and/or cidery. That means at least 8 different breweries will be featured throughout the year! We will also have water and snacks at the end of the run.
Everyone who registers will get:
- A special, limited edition, gender specific BLT tech shirt.
- An even more special, even more limited edition BLT Beer Stein (can be used for cider as well).
- Eight guided trail runs (see dates and locations below).
- Free food and snacks.
- AND: If you make all 8 BLT runs as well as all 4 Muddy Monk Trail Runs, you qualify to receive the 2015 Perfect Attendance Award! (The 2014 Perfect Attendance Award was a gender specific quarter zip tech running top!).
All runs will begin at 8am! The dates and locations of the BLT fun runs will be as follows (note: if you cannot make it on these Saturdays, Art will gladly run with you on the following Sunday...Art may or may not save you a beer!):
January 31 - Lakewood Forest Preserve (Lake County)
February 21 - Hickory Creek Forest Preserve (Will County)
April 11 - Hammel Woods Forest Preserve (Will County)
June 13 - Carl Hansen Woods (Poplar Creek Forest Preserve, Cook County)
July 11 - Deer Grove (West) Forest Preserve (Cook County)
September 19 - Dam No. 1 Woods (Cook County)
November 21 - Bullfrog Lake (Palos Forest Preserve, Cook County)
December 12 - Schiller Woods Forest Preserve (Cook County)
ART WILL EMAIL ALL BLTers A COURSE MAP AND DIRECTIONS
A WEEK BEFORE EACH RUN RUN!
In order to register ($55 for the season), email Art (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the link for the registration page.