Why Newark is the Place to Be This Saturday

Race down Main Street in the morning; enjoy food and beer all afternoon.


On Saturday, July 22, downtown Newark is going to be a flurry of activity. Beginning at 7:45 a.m., the Fusion 10-Miler and 5-Miler will kick off on Academy Street. Run down the streets of Newark, check out great trails along the course and finish the home stretch with people cheering for you down Main Street. All participants are welcome to stay for the post-race after party at Grotto’s Pizza, where there will be an incredible spread and plenty of beer for those over 21. Consider donating a portion of your registration fee toward one of the five local partnering charities.

And the fun won’t stop at Grotto’s. Bring your complimentary post-race beer mug to the 14th annual Downtown Newark Food & Brew Fest. Starting at noon, 18 establishments along Main Street will be featuring $1–2 beer samples from several selected breweries, including Lagunitas, Brooklyn Brewing Co., Victory, Dogfish Head and more. The first 2,000 visitors will receive a commemorative five-ounce tasting mug.

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More information:

Fusion 10-Miler and 5-Miler
Saturday, July 22
Race begins at 7:45 a.m. on Academy Street in Newark
Prices: 5-mile race is $45; 10-mile race is $65

14th Annual Newark Food & Brew Fest
Saturday, July 22
Noon–7 p.m.

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