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A Race to the Keg

October 24, 2012

The Inaugural Great Basin Brew Relay Gets Nevadans Up and Running

SPARKS, Nev. (October 24, 2012) – Great Basin Brewing Company will host its first-ever Brew Relay on Saturday, November 3, 2012 in an all-out celebration of athleticism, sportsmanship, and beer. Runners are already gearing up for what’s expected to be the most intense competition of the season. 

No stinky vans or overnight accommodation necessary! The 4-person, 40-mile relay running event will start and finish at the Sparks brewery, culminating in our wildest party of the season. Each runner must complete two 5-mile legs. All relay participants will receive a T-shirt and beer. The winning team will receive a keg of Great Basin beer!

The public is invited to cheer on the runners along the route and party at the finish line. The after party will feature an awards ceremony like none you’ve ever seen, followed by live music from The Northstar Session from 4-7pm, and festivities lasting well into the night at Great Basin Brewing Company in Sparks. Event proceeds will benefit the Nevada Land Conservancy.


Saturday, November 3, 2012
8 a.m. Start for Team of 9 Minute-Plus Milers
9 a.m. Start for Sub-9 Minute Milers
$150 Entry Fee per Team* 


*Advance Register at Sparks Brewery. 
Only 50 teams will be admitted to the race, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Mandatory Captain’s meeting – Saturday, October 20, Sparks Brewery - High Noon


The Great Basin Brew Relay Race Board includes: Gary Glogovac, director and co-chairman; Paul Ganzer, co-chairman; John Linton; Mark Smith; and Paula Glogovac.

Event details and registration forms available at greatbasinbrewingco.com or call Paul at (775) 355-7711.

About Great Basin Brewing Company

Great Basin Brewing Company, Nevada’s oldest and most award-winning brewery, has two restaurant/ brewery locations in Reno and Sparks, Nevada.  Great Basin also features a tasting room at the Taps and Tanks production brewery in Reno. The brewery offers a full menu and a wide variety of beers — four flagship beers and many seasonal brewmaster specials, many having won awards at the most prestigious Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. For more information about Great Basin Brewing Company, visit greatbasinbrewingco.com.