What is MERIThon?

A relay, from Toronto to MERIT Brewery (Hamilton), in support of Good Foot Delivery.

On Monday, July 1st, 2019, 51 runners started at Ontario Place and finished 70 kilometres later, greeted by some of the best beer in the province.

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Click on the map to see it in greater detail (launching in a new frame)

Click on the map to see it in greater detail (launching in a new frame)

TEAMS

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%)

COST

$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

HYDRATION

nuun very generously provided hydration stations along the route


2019 RESULTS

2019 Champions,  ”Long-Distance Relay-tionship”

2019 Champions,
”Long-Distance Relay-tionship”

FINISHERS' MEDALS

Every runner received a hand-painted, wooden, finisher's medal.

 

RANKINGS

1. LONG DISTANCE RELAY-TIONSHIP - 5:12:29

Cloudy Carnegie, Jade O’Sullivan, Katie Anderson, Charlie Needham, Vincent Lui, Julian Michetti-Wilson

MIXED SIX CHAMPION: 6 x $25.00 gift cards to BlackToe Running, 6x 500ml bottles from MERIT Brewing Co.

 

2. MIGHTY JELLYFISH - 5:36:36

Dan Bearesh, Valeska Mengert, Krizka Orpilla, Brian Craig, Paul O'Connor, Thomas Adamietz

MEN’S SIX CHAMPION:  6 x $25.00 gift cards to BlackToe Running, 6x 500ml bottles from MERIT Brewing Co.

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

Richard Kuchinsky

MEN’S SOLO CHAMPION:   Run Gait & Functional Assessment from The Runner’s Academy, 4x 500ml bottles from MERIT Brewing Co.

9. KILLER BEE - 7:07:23

April Boultbee

WOMEN’S SOLO CHAMPION:  Run Gait & Functional Assessment from The Runner’s Academy, Goodr sunglasses (courtesy of Oiselle), Oiselle Mug, Oiselle Keychain

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

Saul Weiss

12. LADY MAVS - 7:23:14

Meredith Parker, Carolyn Kim, Gina Stocco, Katie Johnson

WOMEN’S FOUR CHAMPION:  4x Tickets of a Society Of Beer Drinking Ladies’ BEVY, Oiselle Caps, Bandanas, Bottles and Keychains

13. HOP SOLO - 7:43:52

Bernard (aka Bhop)

14. STEVE COYNE - 7:48:29

Steve Coyne

15. HAMMER TIME - 8:17:43

Daniel Rende, Eric Buchegger, Raul Samayoa

16. THE ONE HIT WONDER - 8:19:27

Michael Deveau


2019 SPONSORS

 
 
 
 
 

F.A.Q.

Do I have to be a member of RunTOBeer to participate?

Heck no!

 

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.

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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.