What we're about
This is a group for anyone interested in exploring Durham on foot, grabbing a few beers, and logging a few miles with friends. All paces and experience levels welcome.
TL;DR: Run and drink responsibly. Bull City Beer Runners is not responsible for any injuries or your bad decisions.
This Meetup group, its organizers, and its members, take no responsibility for any injuries or accidents that may occur during events. By joining this event you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. By participating you acknowledge you have read this Disclaimer and agree to its terms.
What pace do you run?
Whatever pace YOU run! We typically end up with a few groups of varying paces with most of the pack coming in from 9:00 to 12:00. But faster or slower is totally cool, too.
Do I have to run?
No! You can walk or just hang out. If you're going to walk, we do recommend lining up a buddy to walk with. If you don't, someone will definitely join you, but there's a good chance they came to run.
Do I have to drink?
Nope! And no one will ever pressure you to.
Does it cost anything?
No! Except for your running gear and whatever you buy at our beer stops.
Who are our sponsors and why do we have them?
- Durty Bull sponsors us by paying our annual Meetup dues. Because we give them so much business, we also get other perks like using the brewery as an event venue and getting a special beer brewed just for us (#partytogetherdiealone).
- Bull City Running Company sponsors us by giving Beer Runners a 15% discount on full-priced items in the store.
How can I get more involved?
- Become an Event Organizer
Maybe you never miss a regularly-scheduled run or you have an idea for a new one and you want to take the lead. Let Nina or Richie know if you're interested in organizing! Some things you do as an Event Organizer:
-Post the details to Meetup
-Monitor the comments and answer questions
-If anything changes, update the event and communicate with the attendees
-Make sure everyone is present, accounted for, and feels welcome
-Facilitate introductions and go over what to expect/rules of the run
-Make sure no one gets lost of left behind.
- RATPOF (run at the pace of friendship)
If you haven’t hung back with someone who runs slower than you in a while, we highly encourage you to do it! Consistently bringing up the rear because of your pace or because you always RATPOF can make you feel left out after a while. RATPOFing more often can lead to making new friends or deepening existing friendships with people of other paces.
I want to air a grievance. Who do I talk to?
Nina, Richie, or, if it's about a specific event, the Event Organizer (Meetup will tell you who it is).