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The Famous Canadian Beer Run

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Where: Ontario Place, Toronto, Ontario
Category: Running / Walking
This ain’t no beer mile! At Toronto’s beer-iest 5-kilometre fun run the real party begins when you cross the finish line into the Craft Beer & Food Festival. Kick back with friends as you sample the finest Canadian craft brews, nosh on delicious food truck eats and enjoy live music all afternoon long. Join us for our third annual event on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at Ontario Place. Take in stunning views of the city and Lake Ontario as you take a tour of Ontario Place’s East and West Islands. This closed-to-traffic route is run on wide, paved paths and is mostly flat with a few short hills and a pedestrian bridge crossing. There is one water station on course. Cross the finish line and you’ll be bestowed with your very own Famous Canadian Beer Run stein, and two beers to get you started at the Craft Beer & Food Festival. Do the course at your own pace! Walkers, runners and athletes/non-athletes of all abilities are welcome! This event is NOT timed. Five wave start times are limited to 500 participants each, to ensure that there is plenty of room on the course for you to take in the scenery. Choose your preferred wave start time when you register. Included with run registration: custom Famous Canadian Beer Run stein, soft-cotton race shirt, beer chips good for 2 beers or 4 four sample pours, race kit filled with sponsor goodies and entry into the post-run Festival featuring live music, vendors and more! Run 5-kilometres and reward yourself with beer! Our Craft Beer & Food Festival is where the magic happens. Cross the finish line and enter the Festival, where craft beer vendors are waiting for you to stop by their booths! Enjoy your favourites or sample new brews as you and your friends relax in Muskoka chairs while listening to live music. Cider and vodka cocktails are also on offer, as well as delicious food from Toronto’s most sought-after food trucks. Peruse the other booths or just enjoy an afternoon of relaxation. Festival Only passes are available for non-runners at a cost of $25. Included with Festival Only registration: custom Famous Canadian Beer Run stein, beer chips good for 2 beers or 4 four sample pours and entry into the Festival featuring live music, vendors and more! Run & Festival restricted to ages 19+. Festival opens and starts serving at 11 a.m. Additional beer chips can be purchased online or on-site at the Festival.

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10 Nutritional Rules For Newbies

10 tips to help you get your nutrition on the right track keeping you healthy and happy

 

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that in order to get into better shape you need to primarily do two things; move your body and eat/drink smart.

Here are 10 things to remember when it comes to fueling your machine.

  1. For a reality check, consider keeping a food log for several days a few times a year. Be honest and take a long hard look at areas where you can improve.
  2. Eat carbs every day, especially before and after workouts.
  3. Load up on fruits and veggies. This can all too often be the first thing to slip from your diet when things get busy. Don’t let this happen.
  4. Set realistic goals regarding weight loss. Don’t be infatuated with the numbers on the scale. Pay attention to how you feel and your energy levels. Avoid gimmicks and quick fixes. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. 
  5. Recover right. Consume some carbs and protein within an hour after finishing exercise. Chocolate milk works wonders here.
  6. Plan healthy snacks. A few minutes in the kitchen in the morning can save unwanted calories creeping in from vending machines, supermarket aisles, or cafeterias. 
  7. Always have a water bottle nearby. It’s amazing how much more water you consume if it’s readily accessible. And that’s a good thing.
  8. Follow the 10 % rule. Allow 10% of your daily calories to come from treats such as a small piece of dark chocolate, a little portion of ice-cream, or a mini glass of wine. Enjoy them guilt-free!
  9. If you’re planning on competing in an event, on race day be sure to eat a hearty breakfast at least 2-3 hours before you start racing. This provides energy and allows enough time for proper digestion. 
  10. On race eve and morning, avoid foods high in fat and fibre to keep your stomach happy while on course. 

Be smart about your diet and the benefits will have a positive impact on all aspects of your life. It’s like dropping a pebble into water and watching the circular waves - of health and overall body fitness -expand. By: Kerry Hale