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Beer runs: Running clubs pair exercise with a free pint

Beer runs: Running clubs pair exercise with a free pint

Call it a post-workout happy hour. Or a literal beer run.

Welcome to South Florida’s beer running clubs, where runners knock back refreshing pints of craft beer after finishing their 5Ks.

Local breweries, footwear companies and even hotels organize weekly jogs to celebrate the joys of exercise and beer drinking, enticing athletes to these clubs with promises of free brews, back massages, parlor games and low-calorie fruits and snacks. Socializing after the run is a major part of the draw.

The free beer is nice, but it always takes a back seat to general fitness, says Ashley Spurlock, who organizes the weekly Funky Fun Run, a 3.1-mile jog along A1A that ends with a pint...

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