Runner’s World voted Run to the Pub  the number two “Best in the U.S.” half-marathon. There’s more than one reason 3,400 runners converge in the mountains of Bozeman, Montana to dress in their Irish “best” and run a half-marathon or a 10K race.

It’s not just the beautiful scenery surrounding the course, the party at the end, or even the crazy leprechaun costumes that put everyone in the mood for spring— the big draw is the chance to win one of four trips to Dublin, Ireland complete with airfare, hotel, entry to the Dublin Marathon and the St. James's Gate Guinness Storehouse.

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"Run to the Pub is one of my favorite races,” explains John Montoya, participant. “Surrounded by amazing mountains and great people, I always 'run' into someone I know...and the beer waiting at the end, well that's just the icing on the cake.”

Sponsored by Pub 317, the race benefits more than your quads and lungs; all of the net proceeds go local non-profits.

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Bozeman, located just down the road from Yellowstone National Park is an outdoor mecca. Spring skiing is in full swing at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Resort, the fish are starting to rise and town is bustling with good food and libations.

If you can’t join us Saturday, March 12, mark your calendar for next year and start training.

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Registration is open until Friday, March 11. We hope to see you there…

Sláinte!