Talking about sports, like winning the lotto and undergoing surgery, goes better with a cold beer. Make every hour happy hour with this Groupon.
$89 for One VIP+ Ticket to the 8th Annual Great Boston Beer Marathon (Up to $190 Value)
On Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. local beer lovers begin a journey they’ve been building up their pint-raising muscles for: a marathon that takes them to 26 local bars, each representing one mile in a typical marathon. Last year’s route included stops at The Lansdowne Pub, Tequila Rain, and Sweet Caroline’s Restaurant & Bar, where participants enjoyed food, drink, and game specials.
The VIP+ ticket gathers a boon of goodies for participants, including the official marathon T-shirt, the signature jersey, a Viking helmet, early entry to the House of Blues, extra swag, and raffle prize entry. Participants must check in at the House of Blues between 9:30 a.m and 1 p.m.
Great Boston Beer Marathon
Marathon runners spend months or longer preparing their bodies for the 26.2-mile race. In that respect—and maybe in others—the Great Boston Beer Marathon is completely different. The Great Boston Beer Marathon requires no training or preparation, except perhaps acquiring a pair of comfortable shoes and a taste for cold, frothy brews. Each of the 26 Fenway and Allston bars on the marathon map offers participants food or drink specials, with some inviting tipplers in for deals on pool and other games. The bars on the route tend to be diverse, ranging from Irish pubs to dance clubs to gastropubs. Bars can be visited in any order, and marathoners can recognize others of their ilk by their official event T-shirts, Viking hats, and the phantom pint-raising motion they make when they’re nowhere near a beer. The Great Boston Beer Marathon is a party with a purpose; attendees can spread good cheer and enjoy themselves, knowing that proceeds help support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.