Texas town holds 0.5k race for 'fellow underachievers'

Posted at 9:19 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 10:19:01-04

One Texas town will be holding a 0.5k "running event for the rest of us!" to give a bit of glory to other fellow underachievers for a day. 

This race - even though it's a short 546 yards - will still have participation trophies and free beer.

The run promises to be a very fun, tongue-in-cheek event that will lampoon the typical 5k. This includes two free beers, one at the start and one at the end of the race, a donut and coffee hydration station at the halfway point, which will also serve as the designated smoking area, and a costume contest. There will be a "possibly fully staffed, or not staffed at all" medical tent, just in case. 

The event's Facebook page details all the goodies finishers will receive including a prestigious 0.5K sticker for your car, t-shirts and finish line photos. The page says the event is being sanctioned by SLACR, or the Society for Lazy and Carefree Runners. 

All proceeds go to Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that works to provide food on the weekends for elementary school students across America. 

Unfortunately, the race has sold out. But the organizers say this is the first annual event, so there is always next year!

"Please don't be mad at us!  We are as surprised as you are - we really had no idea we would have this many people sign up," organizers said on the race signup page. "Thank you for your interest and we are already discussing how we can increase the capacity for this event in 2019!"

The race takes place on May 5 at 11 a.m. at the Boerne River Road Park.

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