Running sucks, but Malort is giving you a reason to lace up and get going.
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club supporters group Section 8 is celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary by torturing Chicagoans with a 5K race on Saturday, August 20 in North Center that’ll start (and end) with a shot of Chicago’s favorite wormwood libation.
The Malort 5K kicks off at 10 a.m. and ends at the PrivateBank Fire Pitch (3626 N. Talman Ave.) with another shot of Malort—if runners can tolerate it—at the soccer facility’s Pub97. Brave souls will also be given a complimentary beer upon crossing the finish line to complete their Chicago handshake and thus, sealing the fate of their poor tastebuds. You’ll also receive a T-shirt to commemorate the event and to brandish in front of your grandkids in 50 years to prove you, too, once went hard.
Tickets to participate are $30 and can be purchased from section8.ticketleap.com. Stay hydrated out there, folks.