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'Wineathlon' 10k race to serve runners wine instead of water

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Jan. 13, 2016 at 2:16 PM

GLASGOW, Scotland, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Runners in Scotland's 10k "Great Glasgow Wineathlon" will be given wine instead of water to quench their thirst.

The Great Glasgow Winethlon is scheduled for Sept. 24, and organizer TeamOA said hundreds of people have already registered for the 6-1/2-mile race, which will feature wine stations every two miles.

"So run, walk or crawl your way around this wine themed event, possibly the best excuse ever to get out of the house on a Sunday," the organizers said on the event's website.

Each wine station will represent a different wine region from around the globe.

"We want to put the fun back into running and prove that you don't have to be an elite race snake," Wane Law, managing director of TeamOA, was quoted as saying by The Sun.

"We've run previous events and the people who are doing the races are not diehard runners, it's people bringing picnic blankets and making a day of it," he said. "We are capping entries at 600 this year to ensure we can run a safe event and it means people will be desperate to take part next year."

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