The Bronx is known for several things. The Yankees, of course. Fordham University, alma mater of my parents and, ipso facto, the reason I am here on this earth (vague sex reference involving my parents - barf). Jennifer Lopez. Imperial, the liquor store conveniently located off I-95 that sold beer and wine coolers to 16 year old girls in the early 2000s, and where one kind and friendly fellow produced a slim jim from his pants after one of the aforementioned 16 year old girls locked her keys in her Jeep (I swear I was at home studying when that happened, Mom; the girls just told me about it. Also I never drank before I was 21). And also, Van Cortlandt Park. But I wouldn't know, because I have never been there.
I know; that's kind of embarrassing, actually. Van Cortlandt is known among runners in New York as the closest point of trail access around, and someone who once went all the way to Colorado just to do a little trail running, I should be taking advantage of trails that are just a subway ride away (well, technically 3 subway rides away, since I live on the East Side).
|This is taken from behind because I'm sure I was crying.|
Best of all, registration includes free beer at the finish. You're welcome.
The folks at VERT hooked me up with a free registration, but they'll give you $10 off if you register by August 10th using this code: WILLRUNFORBEER (bonus points for creativity, VERT people). That's $28 for a tshirt, a race, and beers that are free. I drank $28 in beers alone for breakfast this morning (just kidding, employer!). If you sign up, tell me, and then we'll have beers together afterwards (again, they're free!).
Who's with me?