Running. Beer. Running and Drinking Beer?

In what has got to be one of the more “interesting” announcements I’ve ever seen on a new running event, it looks like one of the many race management companies across the U.S. has decided to combine what is surely many runners’ favorite pastime after the race into something that will no doubt provide some great fodder for entertainment, at least.

It’s called “Tap N’ Run,” and from the looks of it, it’s basically running and drinking beer. At the same time. Experimental? Innovative? Quirky and slightly edgy, perhaps? The answer to all of those, of course, is yes. Is it a good running experience? Something tells me there’s only one way to find out.

So far, the race is set for five cities across the country this year, starting in Cincinnati in May and finishing in Nashville, Tenn., in August. Can’t wait to hear what this is actually like. Have any of you run in it?

Find out more at the event’s website: Tap N’ Run

New Summertime race in the South

When the weather gets warm in June, July and August in the Deep South — and by early June, it can be quite warm, especially with the way the weather’s been so far this year — there aren’t many long-distance races to come by.

In tiny Dawsonville, Ga., however — home to just over 2,500 near Lake Lanier and Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest — they’re starting what they hope will become an annual running event with the all-new Dawsonville Half Marathon, which makes its inaugural run on Saturday, June 9.

Find out more on the main site by clicking here: Dawsonville Half Marathon, 5K and Fun Run.