Question for My Fellow Runners

While this is not a "Quick Bite" or a regular episode, I wanted to put a question out to my fellow runners.  When I can't travel to a destination race, I will be sharing my experiences running, but also asking questions of those runners who are much more experienced than I am.  Like I always say, I am a "back of the pack" kind of runner who makes the most of the race entry fee.  I look to more experienced runners to gain information and I will share what has worked for me in addition to filming the full podcast episodes where I feature a great city, destination run, delicious food, and tasty beverages.  I always say we accomplish, explore, and indulge together.  That accomplishment comes from sharing what I know and learning from the great people I connect with online and through social media.

RED Episode 1: The Tampa Beer Run

Run Eat Drink Episode 1: The Tampa Beer Run

June 10, 2017

Hey, Everyone!  Welcome to our first episode, where we head to Tampa, Florida for the Tampa Beer Run.  Yes, we get to sample beer on the course, but more importantly, this run raises funds for My Hope Chest, which helps women pay for reconstructive surgery after their courageous battles with breast cancer.  After the run, we need to refuel, and what better way than to sample Tampa on a plate at the Columbia Restaurant.  Our final stop on this trip is Cigar City Brewing, where you can spot the rolling of cigars and a long line of tasty beer on tap, and ours is just a sampling of their libations.  For more information, check out the show notes below.

 

 

My Hope Chest

Connect with My Hope Chest at their website and learn about their upcoming 5K Glow Run coming up in April 2018, also in the Tampa area.

Al Lopez Park

This is a beautiful park that is flat and an easy run.  There was no time limit or specific pace per mile you needed to adhere to, so this race is great for beginners or run/walkers.

Tampa Beer Run on Facebook

We paid a reasonable entry fee of $45 dollars and added a VIP ticket for $12 more to get a couple of extra beers at the after party as well as souvenir Tampa Beer Run glasses and a white cotton t-shirt.

Columbia Restaurant

This Tampa staple has been around since 1905, and we happened to sample these:

Crab Croquette

Spanish Bean Soup

1905 Salad

Cuban Sandwich

Cigar City Brewing

At this brewery, there are some amazing beers and here is a list of a few we recommend:

Pollona! With Chocolate! Milk Stout with Chocolate

Caramel Coffee Kölsch

110K+OT Batch #9 Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Imperial Brown Ale

Wasabi Ginger Saison

 

We've crossed the finish line!

Thank you for watching!! Join us next time as we run another destination race, sample tasty beverages, and refuel with delicious food.  We hope this helps you preview some awesome vacation or "runcation" destinations.  If you have any that we should feature, please let us know on Instagram, Twitter, or our website, www.runeatdrink.net.