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Pints and Pino returning for second year to burn calories and quench thirst

Grab your running shoes and beer glasses because Pints and Pino is returning for its second annual race up Pyramid Lake Road on Nov. 25.
Around 100 athletes participated in last year’s Pints and Pino in Jasper. | Supplied photo

The event gets its name from the complimentary beer or glass of wine that participants will enjoy at the Jasper Brewing Co. after their run, along with Happy Hour prices all night.

Trevor Soll, owner and race director at Multisportscanada, said they would keep the race mostly the same since last year’s event went smoothly.

“Obviously, the weather really co-operated with no snow in the mix. This year might be a little different, but at same time, people can dress for the weather.”

Pints and Pino began as a spinoff of an event his company hosts in Banff called the Banff Winterstart 5-miler Night Run, except the Jasper event has more distances available and takes place during the day.

The start and finish line will be on Pyramid Lake Road, just west of Bonhomme Street and adjacent to the Jasper Activity Centre.

Pints and Pino will include four distances: a 16-km Full Pint Run, an eight-km Half Pint Run, a five-km Pino Run and a one-km Babes Run.

The Full Pint Run will have participants running 16 kilometres from the townsite to Pyramid Lake and back.

Soll explained how Pints and Pino is meant to wrap up their line-up of events for the year.

Last year saw 100 participants, and Soll expects a similar if not slightly higher number for this year, indicating a slow but steady growth in interest.

As well as a free beverage and Happy Hour prices at the Brewpub, participants will enjoy additional savings during Moonlight Madness at certain businesses in town as Multisportscanada has once again partnered with the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce for the event.

The Jasper-Yellowhead Museum is supporting the run with volunteers, and $5 from each entry will go to the museum.

Those interested can register at

Anyone who wants to volunteer can call Soll at 780-915-0693.

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