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The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon returns this September… Enjoy your warm up

Sheffield breweries, True North Brew Co and Abbeydale Brewery have teamed up to bring the Sheffield Half Pint Marathon back for its fifth year!

The month long charity event will run throughout September in 13 of Sheffield’s favourite bars and pubs, with each brewery creating a brand new beer especially. ‘Strider’ from True North Brew Co and ‘Threshold’ from Abbeydale will be available in all participating venues and with each Half Pint Marathon beer purchased throughout September, a donation will be made to local charity Sheffield Mind.

Sheffield Mind is a Sheffield based charity which provides support to people with mental health issues. Sheffield Mind Business Development Manager Lindsay Doyle-Price said “We are delighted that True North Brew Co and Abbeydale have chosen to support us again this year and that so many venues in the city will be involved. Having the support of local businesses is important to us and we appreciate the opportunity it affords to raise awareness of the work we do and the support that’s available to people across the city. All the money raised by the promotion will be invested in local service delivery and development, so if you, your mates or colleagues are planning a get together, pop along to one of the participating venues and show your support.”

The premise of the Sheffield Half Pint Marathon is simple – at the starting venue of your choice you will receive your Half Pint Marathon card, then for each venue you visit and purchase one of the specialty beers you will receive a sticker. When your card is filled simply hand it in at Forum Kitchen + Bar and you will receive your Half Pint Marathon t-shirt, with hand drawn illustrations from the incredibly talented Will Rea (follow him on Instagram: @willustration). You can complete the marathon at your own pace, in a day, week or even over the whole month.

True North Brew Co Marketing Executive Sophie Corden said “This event is incredibly important for us; not only do we want to raise money for a local charity but we want to get people talking to raise awareness about mental health. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get together with friends and family and raise a (half) pint to support one another.” 

Head to halfpintmarathon.co.uk to see all of the participating venues and follow Sheffield Half Pint Marathon on Facebook for all their latest updates, including suggested routes.

This month long celebration of some of Sheffield’s best independent bars and pubs is aimed at giving people a chance to contribute to a great local charity whilst exploring Sheffield.

Carly Honeycombe, Abbeydale’s Events and Commerce Manager said “With 70% of people working in hospitality believing there is a stigma surrounding mental health, here at Abbeydale Brewery we feel it is crucial to help to break this down. By being a part of the Half Pint Marathon, we hope to raise awareness of issues surrounding mental health both within our industry and the wider Sheffield community, as well as of course raising plenty of money for Mind.”

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, beer lover or beer novice, the Sheffield Half Pint Marathon is not to be missed! 

The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon runs throughout September 2019. More information is available at halfpintmarathon.co.uk or on their Facebook page, The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon.