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If you’re looking for a fun beach race with a fun finish line party, the Bottle and Cork 10 Miler doesn’t disappoint. It offers a fairly flat course that takes you from Dewey Beach to the heart of Rehoboth, back along the entire boardwalk, past Silver Lake, winding through beautiful neighborhoods, and ending at the Bottle and Cork. There, a great finish line party with seemingly unlimited beer and snacks awaits you. The 2010 party had great music and a sizable crowd.
Held Saturday, September 11, it was a mildly hot day with a nice breeze when off the boardwalk and running through the neighborhoods. Along the course, there were ample water stops and plenty of volunteer support.
Advance packet pickup is available the day before, as well as race morning. However, since timing chips and safety pins aren’t available until race day—runners may want to opt to just get there a few minutes early on race day. The cotton t-shirt will likely not become your favorite, but it serves as a nice memento for a cool race.
The 34th Gary P. Lister Bottle and Cork 10 Miler is the final event in the Seven Sisters & Two Brothers of Dewey Beach Series. Sponsored by Michelob Ultra, the event is chip-timed and is a keystone race in the 9-event series. There were nearly 800 attendees for the combined 10 miler and 5K.
The race starts and ends at Bottle and Cork, which is located on Highway 1 in Dewey Beach. Gritty and fun, the bar is a popular spot for cover bands and locals love the Jam Session on Saturdays.
2010 race results are available at http://www.races2run.com/current_results.htm#091110-Corkten