June 17 Race Raises Funds for Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation
SAN DIEGO (MAY 15, 2017) – San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Co. will host the 3rd annual Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run and Walk on Saturday, June 17.
Held over Father’s Day weekend, the family-friendly event is open to the public and raises money to benefit the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation, which works to create a positive culture and environment for underprivileged children and young adults throughout San Diego. Emceed by Raoul Martinez of Fox 5, the race starts and ends at AleSmith’s brewery, the course winding its way through the streets of Miramar. The distance of the race is a reference to the space between third base and shortstop where Tony Gwynn was known to hit balls and dubbed the “5.5 hole.” Tony Gwynn Jr. will also join to help kick off the festivities.
– When: Saturday, June 17
– Start Time: Run – 8 m.; Walk – 8:10 a.m.
– Suggested Arrival Time: 7:15 a.m.
– Post-Race Party: 8:15 a.m.-11 a.m.
– Kid’s Fun Run 200-Meter Dash: 9:45 a.m.
– On-Site Registration and Packet Pick-Up
- Wednesday 6/14: 4-6 p.m.
- Thursday 6/15: 5-7 p.m.
- Friday 6/16: 4-7 p.m.
- Day-of-Race: 7 a.m.
– Location: AleSmith Brewing Company (9990 AleSmith Court, San Diego, CA 92126)
– Register: tonygwynn5k.org
Each participant will receive an official race-day shirt, a custom bottle opener “finisher’s” medal and a beer ticket (non-alcoholic beverages available for designated drivers and participants under 21). Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women finishers.
Additional activities include a beer garden, live musical performance by Alicia Gwynn, silent auction and kids’ zone with 200-meter dash, tee-ball station, climbing wall and live music by local band the Wee Heavies and School of Rock. The Tony Gwynn Museum, housing hundreds of items of Tony Gwynn memorabilia donated by the Gwynn family, will be open for viewing inside the AleSmith Tasting Room.
To coincide with the race, AleSmith will reintroduce its Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394, a high-octane interpretation of the original AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 released in 2014. Race participants registered at the “Major League” or “Hall of Fame” levels will be eligible to get their hands on a bottle before it reaches distribution. Net proceeds from sales of the 22 oz. bombers benefit the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation.
ABOUT ALESMITH BREWING COMPANY
Forged in 1995, AleSmith has been recognized by consumers and critics alike as one of the world’s foremost craft brewers. Accolades have included numerous medals won at prestigious national and international beer competitions. The company was named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival in 2008. Today, AleSmith operates in a 105,500-square-foot, state-of- the-art brewery where it employs an 85-barrel brewing system to produce a range of world-class beers such as Speedway Stout, IPA, Nut Brown Ale and X Extra Pale Ale. AleSmith beers are distributed in 26 U.S. states and eight countries. Visit us at www.alesmith.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AleSmithBrewing).
ABOUT THE TONY & ALICIA GWYNN FOUNDATION
Founded back in 1995, the Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation supports creating a positive culture and environment for underprivileged children and young adults. The Foundation’s focus has been to provide programs that enhance the opportunity for these children to become healthy, educated, emotionally stable, productive citizens by providing the best quality education and housing opportunities available. Learn more at www.gwynndustries.com/tag-foundation.
AleSmith Brewing Co.