Fundraising run/walk celebrates the solstice

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee’s first-ever Solstice Run will be held at 6 p.m. June 21 at Pybus Public Market.

The 5K course will begin and end outside Pybus. Runners and walkers will travel by Badger Mountain Brewery, Columbia Valley Brewery and Wenatchee Valley Brewery where they will receive wrist bands. Once back at Pybus, the wrist bands will gain participants entry to a post-race party in the new Pybus Annex to celebrate the longest day of the year. Each brewery will be pouring their beers. This family-friendly event also will include non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and live music.

The event is a fundraiser for the Pybus Foundation with a partnership involving Pybus Market, Wenatchee Brewers Row, RunWenatchee and the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The cost to participate is $25 for adults (21 years and older), $15 for those 13-20, and free for children 12 years and younger. The cost goes up $5 the day of the event. Each paid participant 21 years and older will receive a token for one beer inside the Pybus Annex and a commemorative Solstice Run tasting glass. Additional tokens for beers can be purchased inside the Pybus Annex. Each paid participants 20 years or younger will receive a token for one pop or water inside the Pybus Annex.

People who do not want to run or walk the 5K course can still pay and attend the event.

To register for the event, visit