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I have never felt so much adrenaline right off the bat as I did in the Skirt Chaser 5k. The race took off from Sports Authority Field at Mile High Saturday evening. Ladies started the race and three minutes later the guys took off. Let the chase begin!
Of course, in my wildest dreams my shoes would scurry across the finish line before the boys caught up. In an attainable dream, I wanted to make it the one mile mark before one of the tough guys passed me. Didn’t happen…but it sure made me push harder. Plus, I figured my new Wonder Dress compliments of Skirt Sports would give me the need for speed!
Following the finsh was one heckuva expo! Local food companies such as LOVE burritos, Justin’s Nut Butter, Rush Bowls, White Girl Salsa and Sosi’s Dips all sampled fabulous made from scratch products. Avery Beer also provided two brews to each participant that was 21 plus. Other vendors sported deals on everything from innovative water bottles and stylish running belts to hold essential items while you are on the pavement. Plus, ‘That 80’s band,’ rocked the house down long after our heart rates came down from the chase.
If you missed this years event you can still check out http://www.skirtsports.com/ to find hip gear from running skirts, vests and even rockin’ dresses!
I am up and clean after the Merrell Down & Dirty rocked Aurora Sports Park yesterday. The race is especially unique because of the military personell volunteering at the race. At each obstacle they were there to not only encourage us but push us event if it meant push ups! My running quickly came to a stop as I approached an obstacle that required us to pick up two heavy sand bags and maneuver around cones. “Don’t slow your pace, come on and keep running.” I looked up at a man decked out in his full Army gear and realized he was right. Thinking of everything our miltary endures, I picked up those sand bags and ran through the next obstacle. At each checkpoint from there I looked forward to the tough encouragment. From climbing cargo nets, through tunnels and even sand I gained energy.
And boy was I ready for the after party. This is not event to head into with an agenda to speed out of. The grills are fired up and the speakers are blasting. Obstacle and adventure style races have to compete just as much as the next guy to get racers to this event. This family friendly course has definitely met it’s niche.
I also had the chance to interview Scott Roegner with Merrell Down and Dirty to find out what else makes this race stand out.
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A perk of being a nano brewery is the flexibility to experiment with new batches. Denver’s Wit’s End Brewery is classified as a nano brewery because it operates on a barrel system. Instead of towering barrels the beer is brewed in barrels a fraction of the size. Wit’s End is proof you don’t need the stealthiest equipment to make some of the best beer in the mile high.
Eager customers at Denver’s Wits End Brewery have a reason to come back with new recipes constantly being tapped. Made fresh to order this month- the Ambition Stout. The coffee brew gives equal attention to coffee as it does beer.
Owner and head brew master of Wits End Brewery, Scott Witsoe, says the beer fits his personality. “I am a coffee guy, from Seattle.” The brewery location also speaks Seattle, located in an industrial park warehouse just off I-25 and 6th Ave. “In Seattle there are lots of underground breweries that aren’t set up in the most obvious places. That seems to be part of the fun,” says Witsoe. Trying to save on costs Witsoe grabbed the space after loosing his job last year.
With less than a six-month turn around to greet Denver, Witsoe barley had time to keep beer in the forefront. One week away from his advertised opening date, Witsoe realized he was lacking three key ingredients- hops, yeast and grains. Overnighting hops and yeast and snapping up grains in state and from the friendly guys at Strange Brewing, he was staying on track, barely. The doors opened just in time to greet the craft beer loving crowds of GABF last fall. “I haven’t even had a second to regret the decision,” says Witsoe.
Witsoe’s passion is paying off with new customers eager to drink his beer and regulars spreading the word. On tap you will find four core beers along with an experimental brew. Witsoe sees the influx of breweries dotting Colorado maps as a reason to celebrate. “We are all unique. We have to hold true to what we do. I make what I find inspiring not because I need a certain product to match other breweries.”
Wits End Brewing Company
2505 West 2nd Avenue #13 Denver
Th. 4-8 p.m.
Fri & Sat. 2-8 p.m.
If you are celebrating 4th of July in the Mile High check out these activities.
- Watch the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for free at Civic Center Park on July 3. Don’t forget a blanket and picnic!
- Head to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival July 6-8. There will be more than 230 local, national and international artists showcasing painting, sculptures, mixed media photography and jewelry.
- Cheer on the Colorado Rapids as they take on the Vancouver White on July 4th There will be a spectacular fireworks display over Dicks Sporting Goods Park.
- Pan for Gold at the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Four Mile Park. Civil War canyon firings, horse drawn carriage rides and homemade treats are also part of the fun!
- Check out a show at Red Rocks! The star-studded line up includes Blues Travel and the Fitz Tantrumson on July 4th!
- Run the Liberty 4-mile run at Wash Park on July 4th Remember to wear red, white and blue! BBQ and Beverages to follow!
10,000 anxious runners lined up across a start line in Denver’s City Park all wearing similar attire on May 26th. White shirts are must if you are participating in the Color Run. Speakers jammed with upbeat music on a beautiful Colorado day to welcome runners to the happiest 5k on the planet. The event was not timed- fun overrides score keeping.
To check out 13 dates colored in through July check out thecolorrun.com
Photos taken by Nicole Marcelli nicolemarcelli.com
The musical comedy, ‘I Love You Your Perfect Now Change’ creates hilarious sketches evolving from awkward first dates all the way to life well after kids. Witty songs spell out the way husbands, wives and in-laws interact and sometimes manage to put up with each other. Upbeat original music and situational comedy make the show spark.
Four engaging actors- Daniel Langhoff, Robert Michael Sanders, Lauren Shealy and Shannon Steele bring grace and talent to the stage. Performers take on the lives of more than 20 characters in the fast paced two-hour show. Roll over with laughter as they illustrate the trials and tribulations of dealing with the opposite sex. From parents who baby talk to the injustice of men spending a full day at the shopping mall when all their significant other needed was a pair of kicks- you will find several relatable moments.
The set design is a show in itself. Half of the 360-degree stage rotates out of audience view so stagehands can dress up the next scene. Come the next act, it’s ready to spin right on out. This keeps the show moving right along ensuring you are entertained 60 seconds of every minute. Creative concepts transform the stage to a movie theater, Cantina, funeral home and even a jail.
Tickets available at: denvercenter.org
Plays through Aug 19, 2012