According to unnamed sources the Annual Ten Mile Ten Bar Run will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
This event has been going on for an untold number of years – unofficially 34 - and draws an enthusiastic crowd of hashers, runners, roller bladers and bikers from throughout the metropolitan area and beyond. There are no known organizers and there are no sign ups – people just show up at the start at the Long Branch Train Station. The start is at 10:17 a.m.. Just before the start someone hands out a hand drawn map with the ten bars on the course that ultimately ends up at Bar A in Lake Como.
The participants will follow a trail of flour leading to ten bars along the way to the finish. At each stop (pint of beer is optional) the participants gather and it’s a tradition for someone to tell a slightly off color joke so if you are offended just step outside for a minute. Then the group heads off to the next stop until they arrive later in the afternoon at Bar A in Lake Como.
After a final beer and possibly some great tasting food you can then get the train from Belmar back to Long Branch or hitch a ride.
There is no advanced registration and no one in particular is responsible or in charge.
Bring some dollar bills to pay for the refreshments along the way. Generally someone goes ahead and negotiates a beer deal and asks for donations to support the cause along the way.
Be prepared to spend the day as the group gets back to the finish at about 4 or 5 p.m.
Other events this coming include:
Thursday, June 19, 5K and 1 Mile, JSRC Summer Series Week 3, Wall, N.J.
Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. 5K, Summer Rat Race, Toms River, N.J.
Saturday, June 21, 10 Miles, 10:17 a.m. 34th Ten Mile 10 Bar Run, Long Branch Train Station start.
Saturday, June 21, 5 Miles, Cape May Point 5 Mile Race, Cape May, N.J.
Sunday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. 5K, Kidney' Fighting for a Cure 5K and 2 Mile Walk, Wall Municipal Complex, Wall, N.J.
Sunday, June 22, 8:00 a.m. 3, 6, 10 plus miles, Sunday Run, Bodman Park, Middletown, N.J.
More upcoming events can be found on The Race Calendar.