Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Lake County Milers offer second helping of beer and bratwurst at Oct. 17 event

Runners taking part in the 2008 Beer and Bratwurst Run. Courtesy photo.




MIDDLETOWN – Showing that good things come in twos, the Lake County Milers will host the Crazy Creek Beer and Bratwurst Run for the second year in a row on Saturday morning, Oct. 17, at Crazy Creek Glider Port near Hidden Valley Lake.

The Milers, a running and walking club that promotes outdoor fitness and exercise, is pleased to announce that this year’s run/walk will again be sponsored by Crazy Creek Air Adventures and Mount St. Helena Brewing Co., along with new sponsors Health Spa of Napa Valley, Heart & Sole Sports of Santa Rosa and Whispering Pines Mountain Pure Spring Water.

The Oct. 17 event, which opens at 8:30 a.m. for late registration, will include a pre-race warm-up by local Jazzercize instructor Beth Rudiger at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 0.5-mile challenge run for kids ages 10 and under beginning at 9:30 a.m. and then the 5K run and walk and 5-mile run at 10 a.m.

The course is mostly flat, with paved and compacted dirt-and-gravel surfaces.

Following the awards ceremony, a lunch of bratwursts or hot dogs along with beer or soda and chips will be served to all participants. Race-goers will also have the opportunity for post-race mini massages donated by massage therapist Carole Christe of Hidden Valley Lake.

Crazy Creek Glider Port is about three miles north of Middletown on Highway 29, at 18896 Grange Road (take the Grange Road exit off Highway 29 and follow the signs).

Unique prizes from Health Spa Napa Valley and Heart & Sole Sports of Santa Rosa will be awarded to the three top runners overall in male and female divisions in the 5K and 5-mile races. Additionally, medals will be given to those who place first, second and third in their age and gender divisions, including the kids’ 0.5-mile event.

“I am thrilled about the Crazy Creek Beer and Brat event this year,” said Milers President Jeanine Burnett. “The Milers have again stepped up to the plate, offering a can’t-be-beat family-fitness event, in a gorgeous venue, with a very reasonable fee.”

Early registration for this year’s Crazy Creek Beer and Bratwurst Run is in effect through Oct. 12 (postmark accepted if mailed). The 5K run/walk and 5-mile run through that date is $15, and the entry fee for the kids’ challenge is $5. Late entry after Oct. 12 and on event day is $5 more for all races.

Participants can also register online at . (A small surcharge will be assessed for each online entry.)

For information, visit the Milers’ Web site: For an entry form and other instructions, call 707-987-3229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Milers running and walking group meets in the parking lot of Hardester’s Hidden Valley shopping center (Hartman Road exit off Highway 29) at 8 a.m. every Saturday, and the public is warmly invited. Additionally, a new group of walkers and runners meets in Kelseyville Saturdays at 8 a.m., in front of Studebaker’s Coffeehouse, 3990 Main St.; call 707-279-8913 for information.

To find out more about the Lake County Milers call 707-987-3229 or visit .




Johnny Wagner and Kassi Agapoff in a recent competition. Courtesy photo.

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