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Registration for the First Yuengling Gold Rush 5k Is Now Open

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Pittsburgh, PA (January 30, 2019) – Steel City area runners and beer lovers rejoice! Registration for the first Yuengling Gold Rush 5k Run/Walk is now open. Sponsored by Yuengling Brewery, the race will kick off in Pittsburgh North Shore at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 30 and end at Stage AE.

All participants will receive a Yuengling Gold Rush 5k tech race shirt, one free Yuengling Golden Pilsner 16oz can (21+), and live entertainment.

“Along with CK Running, we’re delighted to create this event for the first-ever Gold Rush race,” said Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations and 6th Generation Brewer, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. “As a 190-year-old, family-owned business, our Pennsylvania community has been so supportive and we’re all looking forward to this fun event in Pittsburgh.” “We are also thrilled to partner with the local chapters of Team Red White & Blue.  Team RWB does so much great work with veterans involving physical and social activities. We are excited to have their team members joining in this event with us,” added Jennifer Yuengling.

The Gold Rush 5k Walk Run was inspired by Yuengling Brewery’s Golden Pilsner. Launched in 2018, Yuengling Golden Pilsner is a modern pilsner born from six generations of brewing expertise and crafted with the perfect balance of hop and malt character for a smooth, refreshing taste. Participants can register today at www.yuenglinggoldrush.com/.

Registration currently costs $42 plus an online processing fee.  With a capacity of only 2,500 runners, the race is expected to sell out quickly.
“We worked closely with D.G Yuengling & Son and the City of Pittsburgh to lay out a beautiful course and provide top-notch amenities for racers from the Pittsburgh area and beyond. We’ve got a great morning lined up for our runners,” says Carrie Conway, operations director of CK Running, the event organizer. “We’re especially proud to support a wonderful organization like Team Red White & Blue.”

The race will be partnering with Team Red White & Blue (Team RWB) as the official charitable partner. A portion of the proceeds from every 5k registration will go directly to Team RWB to support its mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

“We are extremely proud to partner with D.G. Yuengling & Son and CK Running to kick off this inaugural race in Pittsburgh,” said Megan King, Chief Advancement Officer for Team Red, White and Blue. “The Yuengling Gold Rush 5K will provide our veterans with a meaningful way to connect with the community of Pittsburgh, build new relationships, and challenge each other physically. We are grateful for Yuengling and CK Running supporting Team RWB as the Charity Partner, and our members are excited to run and volunteer throughout the race weekend.”

The Yuengling Gold Rush 5K Run/Walk is supported by business partner Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale.

For additional information and official race updates, please go to http://www.yuenglinggoldrush.com/

About D.G Yuengling and Sons, Inc.
Celebrating its 190th anniversary, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery® is based in historic Pottsville PA, and is family-owned and operated since 1829. Now sold in 22 states, production is supported by two breweries in Pottsville, PA and one in Tampa, FL. Principal beer brands include Yuengling® Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black & Tan, Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale®, Oktoberfest and Golden Pilsner. Get news, updates and access media images at https://www.yuengling.com/news.

About Team Red White & Blue
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a veteran support nonprofit organization whose vision is to increase the connectivity between America’s combat veterans and people in their communities. They use exercise as a medium to bring people together and also provide personal assistance/coaching for veterans who want to get back into shape.  For more information, visit www.teamrwb.org.
About CK Running, LLC
CK Running is a race direction and event consultation company that offers services for traditional running races, fun runs, charitable events, corporate events and more. In addition to the Yuengling Gold Rush 5K, it also coordinates the Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5K at the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, among several other events. For more information, visit www.ckrunningevents.com

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