Within the last year, a member of the Punta Gorda community came to the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce's, Resource Development Meeting, asking if we would like to take over the Pub Runs that she has hosted weekly for the past 5 years. Brian and I (Jennifer) both sit on this board, and quickly raised our hands and said we would take over. We have been actively participating in the Pub Runs for years, and knew that there were so many great opportunities to connect businesses and fitness, and keep local small businesses busy year round with the Punta Gorda Chamber leading it up.
Brian and I have been successfully leading our runners every Wednesday night for a walk or run. We get people of all ages and abilities. Our walkers start at 6:15 and get in a 2.1 mile walk and the runners start at 6:30 and get in a 3.1 mile run. We provide them with routes specific to the location we are that night. Currently we go to Ice House Pub, The Celtic Ray, Scotty's Brew House, Burg'r Bar, and Leroy's Southern Kitchen. After everyone returns from walking or running, we have a raffle and cap off the event with drinks and or dinner.
It has been a lot of fun connecting with people in the community in this way. There are so many people who look forward to spending their Wednesday night sweating with us and it's been a privilege to keep the Punta Gorda Pub Run going!!
If you are local and are interested in participating in the next run, click here: Punta Gorda Pub Run