Posted on January 22, 2018 at 9:27 AM by Communications Department
Every Monday leading up to the race day, March 4, Newport News Now is featuring various One City Marathon participants and partners. We hope these spotlights bring you insights and personal perspectives on why people participate in the marathon and what it means to them. Whether it's running, volunteering, cheering or sponsoring, every participant in the One City Marathon is important.
Tradition Brewing, located in City Center at Oyster Point, is one of One City Marathon’s valued sponsors. As a partner for two years now, the brewery even produces their own race beer, One City Gose. General Manager, Andy Beale, answered a few questions for us to give some insight into why Tradition Brewing wants to be a part of the One City Marathon.
1. How long has your organization been involved with the One City Marathon weekend and in what capacity (presenting sponsor, event sponsor, etc.)?
Tradition Brewing has been involved with the One City Marathon since 2017, but our relationship with Flat Out Events goes back to our opening in 2016. We are excited to produce the race beer, One City Gose, for the second year, and being a sponsor of the event again in 2018.
2. How does your organization benefit from your relationship with the One City Marathon?
We strive every day to be an asset to our community, and we benefit from each and every partner that shares the same mission. One City Marathon and Flat Out Events share the same vision in that regard, and that’s what makes the partnership work so well.
3. What is your favorite part of the One City Marathon weekend?
Dan Powell, our head brewer, was in the lead vehicle last year, and it is something he has done for years in various races. I was at the finish line to see the winners come through. Despite the cold weather, I know there is no place he or I would have rather been. Additionally, the after party, though quite chilly, was a great time!
4. What do you think the One City Marathon brings to the community?
I take the Lions Bridge and Mariners Museum route to work most days, despite the fact that it adds a few minutes to the ride. One thing I think the One City Marathon does better than most races is it gives the runners an opportunity to see how beautiful Newport News is. Newport News Park, Hilton Village, the James River, Newport News Shipyard; they all provide amazing vistas. However, this is all secondary to the way the event helps build community. Not just for one weekend, but throughout the year. Thank you to everyone that chips in to make the race, and the events around it, such a wonderful thing to be a part of!
Click here to watch Beale share his thoughts on camera! To learn more about how you can get involved with the race or to register to run the 8k, relay or marathon, visit www.onecitymarathon.com