What is MERIThon?
Solo runners, two-, four-, six- or nine-person teams, in women's, men's and mixed categories.
A mixed team is considered to be at least 50% female (but less than 100%)
$25 per runner, regardless of team size.
100% of proceeds went to Good Foot Delivery. In total, 53 runners entered, raising a combined total of $1,325.00
nuun very generously provided hydration stations along the route
Every runner received a hand-painted, wooden, finisher's medal.
1. LONG DISTANCE RELAY-TIONSHIP - 5:12:29
Cloudy Carnegie, Jade O’Sullivan, Katie Anderson, Charlie Needham, Vincent Lui, Julian Michetti-Wilson
2. MIGHTY JELLYFISH - 5:36:36
Dan Bearesh, Valeska Mengert, Krizka Orpilla, Brian Craig, Paul O'Connor, Thomas Adamietz
3. ULTRA JELLYFISH - 5:50:43
Matthew Seguin, Ryan Quaglia, Krista Carroll, Eric Hong
MEN’S FOUR CHAMPION: 4 x passes to the Famous Canadian Beer Run
4. BEER THERE, RUN THAT! - 6:22:36
Natalia Ladyka-Wojcik, Philippe Thompson
MIXED TWO CHAMPION: 12 x Endurance Tap packs + singlets, 4 x tix to the Because Beer Festival
5. RUNegades - 6:23:23
Julie Collavoli, Nicholas Mann, Brian Runciman, Jessica Chiu, Shelby Rockerbie, Juleigh Giberson
6. THE THREE AMIGOES - 6:27:27
Tim Westwood, Yuriy Volyanskyy, Mick (Meek Flyy)
7. INSERT RUNNING & BEER & HAMILTON PUN HERE - 6:39:56
Tej Sandhu, Natalee Carr, Andrew Donofrio, Ian McCauley, Kellie McKibbon, Brent Milcz, Amanda Pocha, Jill Robinson, Paul Tallon
8. THE DIRECTIVE COLLECTIVE - 6:54:42
9. KILLER BEE - 7:07:23
10. THE BARLEY MARATHONS - 7:14:26
Andy Saito, Joel Bender
MEN’S TWO CHAMPION: 2x Run Gait & Functional Assessments from The Runner’s Academy
11. TEAM SAUL - 7:20:13
12. LADY MAVS - 7:23:14
Meredith Parker, Carolyn Kim, Gina Stocco, Katie Johnson
13. HOP SOLO - 7:43:52
Bernard (aka Bhop)
14. STEVE COYNE - 7:48:29
15. HAMMER TIME - 8:17:43
Daniel Rende, Eric Buchegger, Raul Samayoa
16. THE ONE HIT WONDER - 8:19:27
Do I have to be a member of RunTOBeer to participate?
Can a team be entered with an uneven number of runners?
Sure! But if you're hoping to win prizes your team will be considered one member larger than the number you registered with (so a team of three will be considered a quartet... a really ambitious solo runner would compete against teams of two).
What comprises a mixed team?
A mixed team is at least 50% female (but less than 100%, obviously).
Does every team start at the same time?
In 2019, all runners started at 7:00 a.m.
How many exchange points are there?
As many as you like. We'll have hydration stations set up roughly ten kilometres apart from one another, but wherever you choose to hand off is up to you. You can have a team of six where each person does three equal legs. You could have a team of two where one runner does the first and last legs, with the other runner doing the entire middle section. Your relay strategy is entirely your choice.
If I don't have a team but want to join one, can you help with that?
In 2020 we’ll create a Facebook Group, to make it easier to put together teams.
If I have a team but not enough members, can you help with that?
As above, you’ll be able to post in the Facebook group to round out your team.
What if it's really hot or stormy?
Runners are obliged to use their discretion. 2018's race was a very stormy one. 2019 was extremely hot & sunny at the finish.
There are no refunds. If the weather is too extreme for your level of comfort please keep in mind your $25.00 goes to support a really great cause.
How does payment work?
Ultimately, the captain is responsible for making sure payment arrives in a timely manner. A team isn’t considered to be registered until all funds have been pledged to the Scotiabank Charity Challenge’s Good Foot Delivery page.