12 Jul GLB Announces Its Support for Marathon World Record Attempt
Inspired by a popular Great Lakes Brewery character, the Co-Founder of RunTOBeer is attempting a Guinness World Record for Fastest Marathon (Male) dressed as a Lumberjack, for charity.
Dan Grant, who manages the day-to-day operations of RunTOBeer, will run the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Sunday October 22nd, dressed as Gordie Levesque, the face of Great Lakes’ Canuck Pale Ale.
To establish the record, Grant must finish the 42.2 kilometre course under 4:15:00 (four hours and fifteen minutes), wearing a toque, flannel shirt, suspenders, denim pants and lace-up boots, while carrying an axe.
Great Lakes Brewery is supporting Grant by hosting a charity fundraiser for Good Foot Delivery on Thursday, September 14th. As an official “warm up” event for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, race organizers, Canada Running Series, will invite runners from across the region to join RunTOBeer for a 3k, 5k or 10k run, ending at Great Lakes Brewery. Proceeds from the first beer purchased will be donated to Good Foot Delivery; a local courier service that hires people with disabilities to deliver packages around the GTA using public transit and their own two feet.
“We’re pleased to be working with Dan again on another one of his charitable endeavours,” said Peter Bulut, Owner and President of Great Lakes Brewery. “It’s going to be great watching him shatter the record dressed as our beloved Gordie Levesque and we know the cans of Canuck Pale Ale he’s consuming, while training, will propel him forward.”
Other Quick Facts
- Co-Founder Dan Grant set a 2017 goal of raising $10,000 for Good Foot Delivery, primarily through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge (associated with the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon)
- In 2016, STWM participants raised $3.24 million for 182 community charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge
- In 2016, Grant raised nearly $4,000 for charity
- More than $2,600 for SickKids Foundation as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge
- Nearly $1,250 for Alberta Wildfire Relief; the result of a 50k single-day run to 21 different Toronto breweries
- Great Lakes Brewery is supplying Grant with a summer’s worth of Canuck Pale Ale, to help with his training
- Leading up to the marathon, Grant is also attempting to grow a beard worthy of Gordie Levesque, and posting its progress on Instagram, using the hashtag #CanuckAF
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About Great Lakes Brewery
2013 & 2014 Canadian Brewery of the Year | 2014, 2015, 2016 Best Brewery in Ontario
A fiercely independent owned and operated brewery, Great Lakes is currently celebrating 30 years in the craft beer business, making them one of the oldest craft breweries in Ontario. Great Lakes specializes in producing flavourful beers that will be sure to awaken your taste buds with each sip. From unique seasonal ales and premium lagers to our Project X and Tank Ten Series beers, we produce a variety of products to be enjoyed by everyone! Based in Toronto at 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd. we invite you to visit our brewery for a taste of our award-winning beers.
About Good Foot Delivery
Good Foot Support Services builds community and capacity for people with disabilities.
Its mission is to lower unemployment rates for people with disabilities; via a self-sufficient and future facing logistics courier business. In addition to wages, Good Foot is a place for people with disabilities to succeed through training and hard work that fosters individual independence, responsibility, and capacity.
Established in Toronto in 2014, RunTOBeer is one of Canada’s most popular running series, with routes leading to better craft breweries, bars and beer festivals. Runs are free, non-competitive and open to anyone. The Toronto membership now counts more than 3,100 members. An Ottawa chapter, set up in 2017, already welcomes nearly 500 members.