The 420 Games

The 420 Games

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In a Nutshell

Runners enjoy a casually paced race that ends with a celebration in the Lagunitas beer garden sound-tracked by a Pato Banton concert

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 28, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver at event. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required at event; registration table open 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Please arrive early to get your race bib. Race begins at 9 a.m. Must be 21+ with valid ID for beer tasting option. Email with any questions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $20 for one entry to the 4.20 mile run ($40 value)
  • $40 for two entries to the 4.20 mile run ($80 value)
  • $30 for one entry to the 4.20 mile run with a Lagunitas beer tasting and a Pato Banton concert ($60 value)
  • $60 for two entries to the 4.20 mile run with a Lagunitas beer tasting and a Pato Banton concert ($120 value)

Each option includes a race t-shirt. The event is hosted by 420 Games, which advocates the responsible use of marijuana and aims to de-stigmatize cannibis users through athletic achievement. See information about parking and the event schedule here.

Sweat: Smelly and Clean

Sweat rids the body of water, but also of trace amounts of toxins. Read on for a quick look at the science of sweat.

The sweat glands are the body’s own fire-sprinkler system. They keep the temperature inside our skin livable by releasing water, which cools the body as it evaporates. Though mostly water and salt is excreted, some studies suggest that sweat glands—like the kidneys, liver, and colon—might rid the body of unwanted elements, such as toxic metals. A 2012 meta-review published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health found reason for further investigation into sweat as a detoxification method. One study reviewed found that levels of arsenic, lead, and mercury in test subjects’ sweat went down after repeated sessions in a sauna.

Sweating in the Old Days

Regardless of how much sweat can actually aid detox efforts, humans have long felt that sweating has a cleansing or curative effect. Saunas have been a Finnish tradition since the 12th century, and healers often worked within them. (Finland still has about two saunas for every five people). Many tribes throughout the Americas have used sweat lodges for practical and spiritual purposes, from enhancing a shaman’s purification rituals to marking puberty to preparing for battle.

Bonus Points

  • Sweat comes from two sources: eccrine glands, scattered across the body for cooling, and apocrine glands, which are most concentrated in bacteria-rich regions such as the armpits and crotch. Apocrine glands are activated by stressful emotions, meaning that running from a bear will make you smell worse than running on a treadmill.
  • The ability to sweat varies wildly across the animal kingdom. For instance, horse sweat contains a foamy, soapy substance called latherin, which helps the sweat spread over horses’ large, oily bodies.

Customer Reviews

It was very chill and fun
Norma G. · August 29, 2016
Great event. Expected a lot more people
Melissa A. · August 29, 2016
The merchants, volunteers, and sponsors were amazing! The 420 Game was a great experience with all the free merchandise, and the detailed information. We were able to understand the importance of marijuana and what can be offered to support this medicinal herbs. The whole package for just a great price. Definitely come again, the medal for the run and the organization was perfect. Definitely, definitely come again!
Jenny N. · August 28, 2016

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