thirtieth annual tchoupitoulas barathon
may 18, 2012
the concept is 6 miles - 6 bars - 6 beers
other than a few tweaks to the course and the average length of the participants' shorts, this race is like most things in uptown new orleans - it hasn't changed much since 1983. you run or walk (or something) 6 miles, you visit 6 bars, and you drink 6 ABITA beers. You can do it fast, slow, something in between, you can improvise, and there are really only a few basic rules.
some event details
starts at 6:05pm at LE BON TEMPS ROULE (4801 magazine). proceeds to the corner of state and magazine (soon to be reginelli's), then to TJ QUILL'S (7600 maple), then to PATOIS RESTAURANT (6078 laurel), then to DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR (5535 tchoupitoulas), then through F&M PATIO BAR (4841 tcoupitoulas), and down bordeaux to the finish just river-side of magazine street. finish puts you right back to the start. bars must be visited in the order described. one free ABITA beer at each bar. feel free to get creative if you want something else, but be kind to the folks in the bar - we're here to provide you with ABITA beer.
afterward, expect a loosely-organized and always-entertaining awards ceremony. those who "win" can expect a custom-crafted metal creation from local artist LUIS COLMENARES. bring your guns because you'll probably do some pushups if you're a "winner". bring your appetite for consecrated (degraded?) watermelon and, of course, a thirst for ABITA beer.
custom beer koozies and the best race shirt you'll ever get are both creations of SCALLYWAG DESIGN.
new for 2012 - limited edition race poster by famed local artist BUNNY MATTHEWS.
stuff we promise to do for those of you who register online before May 14
THURSDAY LUNCH: we'll be at LE BON TEMPS at lunchtime (11am-1pm) so you can pick your stuff up early and enjoy specials on ABITA beer.
THURSDAY AFTER WORK: same thing, but at 5-8pm
FRIDAY AT 11AM TILL RACE TIME: pre-registered folks can pick their stuff up at the special "I do it right" table
TSHIRT: the coolest shirt in town, in the size you indicated when you registered
KOOZIE: annual memento of time well-spent in uptown watering holes
POSTER: every year, we'll do something a little better - this year, it's a lot better - you'll get a limited edition vic 'n nat'ly poster by bunny matthews
BEER: you'll get a cold abita beer at each stop
OYSTERS: shucked in the back bar
AWARDS: you don't have to be fast or an amazing beer-swiller to go home with a luis colmenares creation - sometimes just being in the right place at the right time will do you right - awards are in the back bar and they're a sight to behold
WATERMELON SACRIFICE: doesn't matter if you're rich or poor...ladies standing in that door highly encouraged
MUSIC: i mean, we are at bon temps, after all
stuff we'll do even if you're slack and register after May 14
give you a cold abita beer at each stop
give you a koozie if you visit each bar
consider you for an award
sacrifice a watermelon in your presence
provide a band for you to listen to
stuff you don't get to whine about if you haven't registered by 11:59:59.99 on May 13
you can't come early and register - registration will start at 4pm on friday at le bon temps for day-of types - don't even try to come and register before then - it's a privilege for those who have registered early
you probably won't get a tshirt
you probably won't get a poster
you'll pay 5 bucks more (40 dollars) on race day
everyone will secretly dislike you
questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-812-6388
Since 1983...6 bars, 6 beers, 6 miles.
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