Run for BOOze!

Suwanee Wine Fest announces the first annual Spooky Spirits 5K, a new costumes and cocktails themed race coming to Town Center Park in October.

By Alicia Carter | Photo by Gary Dowd

behind Georgia’s premier wine festival, Suwanee Wine Fest, have a few new tricks up their sleeves this Halloween season. In keeping with the spirit of the season, they will host the first annual Spooky Spirits 5K on October 16th at Suwanee’s Town Center Park. This Peachtree Road Race-qualifying event offers a cocktails and costumes twist on the traditional 5K. The race is perfect for runners of all levels, whether you are a competitive runner trying to beat your personal record, or you’re simply looking to sip and stroll with your closest cocktail-loving friends. Just choose the ticket that channels your Halloween spirit — either non-stop or with “spirit” stops — and then everyone will cheers together at the finish line!

The 5K will start at Suwanee Town Center Park and head down the scenic Suwanee Creek Greenway, ending back at Suwanee Town Center Park. Those who purchase a ticket with spirit stops will be able to pause at each of the six Spirit Stations along the course and “hydrate” with 3-ounce cocktail samples from Dry County Brewing Company, High Noon Sun Sips, Two Chicks Cocktails, Loyal 9 Cocktails, Canteen Spirits, Flippin’ Bird and Cathead Distillery. Each Spirit Station will feature a different cocktail and theme, guaranteed to be more treat than trick. Have no fear, those runners (21 and up) who opt out of the spirit stops will still be able to enjoy a full cocktail at the end of the race! Vendors and food trucks will also be waiting at the finish line.

Runners are encouraged to get into the spirit and come dressed in costume! Prizes will be awarded after the race for the most spirited outfits, including Best Female Costume, Best Male Costume, and Best Group Costume. All participating runners will also receive an official Spooky Spirits 5K shirt, medal, and souvenir glass. It’s sure to be a frightening good time!

For more information and to register for the race, visit SpookySpirits5K.com.

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