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Tony Gwynn 5.5K

Tony Gwynn 5.5K
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Tony Gwynn 5.5K

Jun. 18

AleSmith Brewing Company is organizing the 2nd annual Tony Gwynn 5.5K, set to take place on the Saturday before Father’s Day. The event is a collaboration between the Miramar-based brewery, the Gwynn family, and the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation (TAG), and proceeds will benefit the work of TAG to support, train, and better the lives of homeless, at-risk and underprivileged people throughout San Diego County.

“Many wonderful things have sprung forth from the work we’ve done here at AleSmith over the past two decades, and one of the best has been forging a true, heartfelt friendship with the Gwynn family,” says AleSmith CEO and owner Peter Zien. “What started as the collaborative development of a beer for Mr. Padre back in 2014 has turned into a close, mutually respectful relationship that’s allowed us to work together with TAG to help fellow San Diegans in need. The Tony Gwynn 5.5K is one of the most fun ways we get to do that, so it’s our pleasure to bring it back as an annual event where people from all walks of life can get together and support TAG’s humanitarian efforts while having a good time and, of course, some good beer, too.”

Open to folks of all ages and levels of fitness, the Tony Gwynn 5.5K will consist of a race beginning promptly at 8am. For those wanting to take in the sunshine and scenery at a slightly slower pace, there’ll be a walk beginning at 8:15am. Both phases of the event will start and end at AleSmith Brewing Company. The route will take runners and walkers through the Miramar area before returning them to AleSmith for post-race beer, food, and merriment.

But why a 5.5K versus a standard, nicely rounded distance of five kilometers? As fans of Tony Gwynn will remember, he famously nicknamed the portion of the infield between third-base and shortstop the “5.5 hole” and was fond of placing the ball there during a 20-year career as one of the best pure-hitters in Major League Baseball history. All are invited to join us in paying tribute to one of San Diego’s all-time greatest heroes. Click here to register for the Tony Gwynn 5.5K.

Tony Gwynn 5.5K

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