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Auf Wiedersehen: John and Jen Adler dressed the part as a German beer boy and girl.
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And They’re Off: Participants get started at the Brewmile Run.
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No Mask for this Zorro: Jorge Perez, as Zorro, crosses the finish line.
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Party Hard: The post-run celebration featured more drinks.
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Time for a Refill: Jamie Acker, left, and Mariaelena Flynn are disappointed by their empty glasses.

This is a great way to get rid of your belly — without missing out on the beer.

Around 2,500 athletics and ale enthusiasts assembled at Aviator Sports and Entertainment on July 18 for the Brew Mile Run, a mile-long run that tasks runners with chugging a craft beer at each quarter-mile marker.

“There is a lot of sloshing in your stomach during the race,” said Jaime Acker. “I usually have beer after a race, not before or during. But it was really fun.”

Many of the participants came in groups, and many came in costume. Runners came dressed as wrestlers The Undertaker and the Ultimate Warrior. There were a variety of superheroes, Zorro, and The Dude from “The Big Lebowski” all chugging their way across the finish line, too. One group came as Shark Week.

“A lot of the costumes were unique,” runner Mariaelena Flynn said. “It gives me more incentive to get people involved next year so we can come up with a cool group costume.”

Runners got down to a deejay’s beats after the race, downing even more brewskis in the process.

“I got to exercise and drink beer,” said Flynn, a first-time participant. “Two of my favorite pastimes. It was an exciting opportunity.”

Reach reporter Eric Faynberg at (718) 260–2508 or by e-mail at efaynberg@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @ericfaynberg.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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