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Sportsballing At The Half K Press Release

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Sportsballing At The Half K Press Release


For Immediate Release

Iron Horse Brewery Announces Fifth Family Friendly Fun Run For FISH Food Bank

This will be the toughest micro-run sportsballathon you’ll ever run.

Ellensburg, WA (January 15, 2019) Humans of all ages are invited to the fifth St. Paddy Day Half K, a micro-run containing all the fun of an ultra marathon combined with sportsballing activities, taking place on March 16th in Ellensburg, WA. It’s sure to be a slam dunk!

We hope you’ll join us for this fast race, fast time and fast fundraiser. You might even break a sweat because running is a sport. Let’s “tee up” so we can raise $10,000 for FISH Food Bank as a community. To really make a meaningful impact we need all of you because, well, there’s no ‘I’ in team. The race in Ellensburg kicks off at 2 p.m. at [ the pub ], 412 N. Main St., Ellensburg, WA.

“We are continually fascinated by the amount of people that come from all over the state to participate in such a ridiculous event in support of Kittitas County, ” said IHB event planner Aimee Bach. “This event is to showcase how amazing our community is by coming together as a team for our hungry neighbors in need. Let’s have a hell of a party.”

The entire race only takes superstars about 8 minutes, but in our book, everyone’s a winner. There will be four heats of races; if you don’t want to try to break Usain Bolt’s sprinting record join one of the slower heats.

“Paddy On is more than an event. It’s a movement. It’s wearing green, doing a heel click as you walk down the street, drinking Irish Death, and looking for rainbows in oil sheens on the street. Most of all, it’s about coming together for a good cause,” said Ross Chalstrom, professional Iron Horse Brewery sportsballer. “We want you on our team for the Fifth St. Paddy Day Half K.”

Activities and Fun

Keep the ball rolling after the race with live music, food and games. You’ll want to do the wave when you hear how much fun we have lined up. Hair Nation, the ultimate 80s hair rock party band, will dazzle your earholes with a positive, high-energy show.

Dakota Cafe and Iron Horse Brewery will serve up ballpark food to satisfy your hunger. Choose from options like hot dogs, pretzels, nachos and more.

Don’t make a fumble and let the custom race t-shirt slip through your hands. Register by February 16th to guarantee yours. Tickets can be purchased online in advance for an early bird rate until February 16th. Then prices will go to their normal rate. Day of registration is available but you will probably have to wait in a long line, where we’ll make you do squats while you wait. Tickets at

Entrants are encouraged to show up in St. Patrick’s Day themed outfits. Sriracha onesies or windbreaker jumpsuits are also approved.

Doing Good

Did you know that $12 a month can feed a family of four for a month from FISH Food Bank’s pantry? One-third of all FISH’s households have children, and FISH provides food to all these families, allowing them to meet their other expenses like heating and clothing. When registering for the Half K please consider an extra donation to FISH. Your dollars give the food bank more buying power to help those in our community who need it most.

Amazing Sponsors

This race would not be possible without the support and willingness of area businesses who will have to park elsewhere while we close down the alley. We’re in full swing to find sponsors that want to be on our team. If you’re feeling generous enough to step up to the plate and help FISH Food Bank, please email or visit

Packet Pickup

Registration packets will be available for pickup starting at 11 a.m. the day of the race at [the pub]. We will have early packet on Friday, March 15th from 3-7 p.m. at [ the pub ].

Final Quote of the Press Release

“Fight like a tiger. Eat Cheetos every day. You will surely win.” — Hunger

About Iron Horse Brewery

Iron Horse Brewery, centrally located in Ellensburg, WA, has been producing hand crafted ales since 2007.  Iron Horse is owned by father-son team Greg and Gary Parker. The brewery has 51 employees and produced just under 27,000 barrels in 2018. To learn more about the brewery or to simply take a break from scrolling through your feed, go to or watch this video.


Jared Vallejo, Director de Marketing

Aimee Bach, Event planner

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