A group of friends on Sunday ran what they’re calling the First Annual Chanukah Wellesley Half Beer Mile. All funds paid by the participants as a “race fee” were sent to the Go Fund Me page for the Tree of Life Synagogue victims in Pittsburgh, Wellesley’s Justin Maiona tells us.
Each participant drank a beer of choice prior to each lap around the track (two laps in all) on private property. “While the Beer Mile is an established event we decided that a half beer mile was more up our alley,” Maiona says.
“The idea was conceived in the wake of the temple shooting. We figured there are Turkey Trots and Jingle Runs so why not a Chanukah Half Beer Mile? The group is composed of guys from varying faiths and differing political views. However we are all friends and are hoping that perhaps even small efforts of good will and kindness will spur future acts of generosity. We intend to carry this event forward and do it again next December as well. Happy Holidays!”