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You Can Run A 'Malort 5K' Next Month Because, Well, Chicago

By Stephen Gossett in Food on Jul 26, 2017 7:59PM

Photo via star5112 on Flickr

From the city that brought you Malort cupcakes, Malort pie, Malort hot sauce, and Malort edible undergarments (three out of four ain't bad), now comes the latest combination mash-up between (x) and Chicago's favorite face-puckering wormwood liqueur/rite of passage. And we promise it's not the bad idea it sounds like at first blush.

The Chicago Fire-loving soccer fanatics of Section 8 are organizing the first (annual?) Malort 5K, in honor of their 20th anniversary. The group wisely limits shots of the notorious liqueur to two—one before the race; one after, along with a celebratory, end-of-run beer. Which is good because no one wants to see you winded and facially contorted.

So if you're Venn diagram happens to coalesce around charmingly bitter flavors, exercise and spectator sports, you can get in on what has the makings of a tradition by registering here. It costs $30 (proceeds go toward Section 8's 20th anniversary party) and includes a commemorative t-shirt. The race starts and ends at Pub97 (3626 N. Talman Ave.) on Sunday Aug. 20. Think of this while you run.

[H/T Time Out Chicago]