Raleigh’s Fourth Annual Brierdale Ale Trail 5k will be held Saturday March 9 at Brierdale Shopping Center. The run will start and finish near Tra’Li Irish Pub in Brierdale Shopping Center located at the intersection of Brier Creek Parkway and Lumley Road in Brier Creek.
This year, several new elements will be brought to the event, including the beneficiary, Bridge II Sports. Bridge II Sports creates opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities to ‘Find The Player Within’ through the power of adapted sports.
To help bring out the best of the community and to make the Brierdale Ale Trail course welcome to all, some new race categories featured this year are, Tandem Cycling, Hand Cycling, and Wheelchair, in additional to the traditional Run/Walk. The top three finishers in each event will receive a place medal and all athletes will receive a commemorative Brierdale Ale Trail medal along with a race shirt and pint glass. 100% of the registration fee will be donated directly to Bridge II Sports.
The race will have a staggered start for a couple of the different events to be announced closer to race day. First start will be the Tandem Cyclists at 8am on Saturday March 9th. To register visit the race website https://brierdalealetrail5k.racesonline.com. For more information regarding the beneficiary, visit https://www.bridge2sports.org/.
In true Ale Trail fashion all adult participants will be invited back to Tra’Li to present their race bibs for a complementary pint from Tra’Li’s special Brierdale Ale Trail Menu.
“We believe sport empowers and changes lives on and off the court and challenges perceptions of disability in our community. We are proud to provide year-round adapted sports programming and special events like Valor Games Southeast, August Madness and Paddle!Lake Crabtree that bring together our athletes and the community. We recognize the value and potential of all lives. Disability does not define people or outcomes.” –Bridge II Sports