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May 26, 2012

Drink Beer; Help Fremont Rotary

Kirby Lindsay Laney

Come be one of the first to taste the 2012 Fremont Rotary Brew at Fremont Brewing Company on Wednesday, May 30th from 5p – 9p.  The Rotary Club of Fremont (also known as the Fremont Fun Club) will tap a keg of signature brew, created to honor the 12 years of community service the club has completed, and to raise money to fund more helpful projects that benefit Fremont, and the world.

A contribution of $25, made at the door, entitles adult attendees (over 21) to three pints of microbrew, live music and delicious snacks.  Contributions will continue the great work of the Fremont Rotary, which has done projects in benefit of B.F. Day Elementary School, Ballard Food Bank, Greenwood Elementary School, Operation Night Watch, Rotary First Harvest, Books For The World, Walk For Life, Project Amigo, a Rotary/Zambia Malaria partnership, and many, many more…

At this gathering, learn more about the incredible work, and fellowship, the Fremont Rotary accomplishes.  Or attend one of the Fremont Rotary weekly meetings at 5:30p, on Tuesdays, at Hale’s Ales Brewery.  Or, finally, visit the Fremont Rotary web site, or on, to learn why Fremonsters want to support this great organization!

Registration Now Open for Fremont Fun Run!

Kirby Lindsay Laney

The Fremont Fun Run has earned its name...and on June 8th, anyone can run. Register today! Photo by K. Lindsay, Jun '11

On Friday night, June 8th, the Fremont Fun Run takes over Solstice Plaza – and now is time to register to run, either alone or in a team!

As always, the Fremont 5K offers a USATF certified course for those who want to compete – or just place – as part of a rare evening race.  For groups of five, consider signing up for the Briefcase Relay, and run either instead of, or in addition to, the 5K.

The first 900 people to register for the 7p 5K run/walk receive a special Brooks technical fabric shirt, and can take advantage of the early registration discount.  Participants pay only $30 before June 7th ($40 day of the race.)  Strollers and leashed dogs can run along in this event.

Just before the Fremont Fun Run 5K, the Briefcase Relay races down North 34th Street. (Shown here in Jun '11) Photo by John Cornicello Photography

Before the 5K, at 6p, teams of five can compete in the Briefcase Relay, where each participant runs a 1K section of the course.  Team members hand off a briefcase (teams provide their own) containing five cans of food (to be donated to FamilyWorks after the race,) while dressed in business attire from the waist up and running attire from the waist down.

This year, relay fees have gone down, to $100 per team!  Team members can also run in the 5K, at 7p, for an additional $10 each. 

One of the 2011 Briefcase Relay teams, Club N.W., ready to race! Photo by K. Lindsay, Jun '11

Briefcase Relay team members will all receive a cotton Fun Run t-shirt, and one free beer at the Fremont Brewing Beer Garden.  Team members who also register to run the 5K, as one of the first 900, also receive a Brooks tech shirt.

Everyone who attends the always outrageous Fremont Fun Run – to run, to watch or just to hang out at the Fremont Brewing Beer Garden after strolling dozens of vendor tents – should consider biking to Solstice Plaza that night.  Spoke & Food will, once again, sponsor a secure on-site bicycle valet.  After all, the Fun Run start and finish – for both races – take place on North 34th Street in front of the J.P. Patches Statue – one half block from the Burke Gilman Trail.

Register today, to qualify for a Brooks shirt – and to be ready to run on June 8th!  See you there!

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