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Sign up Today for Battle of the ‘Burgs

Jun 02, 2015 03:31PM ● By Erica Shames

If you’ve ever wanted to walk or run a 3-mile race. If you’ve ever wanted to help your community but don’t know how. If you don’t want to wait until July (for the grand opening) to taste Rusty Rail MicroBrewery’s products. For all these reasons and more, you should sign up to run or walk the Battle of the ‘Burgs 3-mile race today, 6:30 p.m. on June 19!

Battle of the ‘Burgs, a fundraiser for the Michael P. Baker Community Impact Fund, is June 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. Register at Participants pick whether to start the race at the Lewisburg or Mifflinburg side of the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail, and the end point is in the middle of the trail, approximately at Ard's Farm.

A post-race family-friendly celebration will take place at Ard’s, from 7 to 9:30 p.m, including an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet, beer sampling from Rusty Rail Microbrewery and live music.  Wine will be available for purchase from Shade Mountain Winery and Fero Vineyards.

Adding to the excitement is a designation of Most Spirited ‘Burger, and the side with the most race participants who arrive at Ard's in 42 minutes or less will get their ‘Burg’s name listed on the official Battle of the ‘Burgs plaque stationed at Ard’s, to be updated annually.

The number of race participants is capped at 250, however there is no cap on the post-party. We hope entire families will join us, regardless of whether they race.

Sponsors of the event include Ard’s Farm Market & Catering; Buffalo Valey Rail Trail; Rusty Rail Brewing Co.; Fit for Funds, LLC; Associated Oral Surgeons; John D. Rinehart, DMD, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry; and Susquehanna Life Magazine

If you go

Battle of the ‘Burgs is June 19, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Who can participate: walkers and runners

Start locations: Lewisburg and Mifflinburg

Cost: $40 for race, BBQ buffet and brew sampling; designated driver: $35 for race and barbecue buffet; 10 years & under: $30 for race and barbecue buffet; race only: $20; party only: $25

Register today at

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