OLEAN — Superman and Batman will run alongside each other during the Four Mile Brewing Co.’s “Superhero Pub Run” on Sunday.
The local brewery is hosting its third pub run, free for all ages, to promote community and fitness.
“This is an opportunity to take the family out and get them active,” said Jarrad Childs, director of media at Four Mile.
The run is free to the community and begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning at the brewery, 30 minutes before the restaurant opens for brunch. Runners will reconvene at Four Mile around 10 a.m. after a “gentle jaunt” through the streets of Olean.
During the run, participants can choose to stay with the group led by Jenny Territo of Olean, take a shortcut back to the brewery or take their own route.
Afterward, people are welcome to enjoy brunch or adult beverages at the brewery at 202 East Greene Street.
“I did the run to do something different, fun for the holidays,” said participant Gretchen Copella of Olean of last month’s run. “Love the new experiences, challenges and especially outdoors.”
Organizers said the goal of the event is to bring family, friends, couples and people from all walks of life together to participate in community events and appreciate the local environment.
Furthermore, the staff at Four Mile hope to make Olean a hotspot for the region.
“We want to give them something to do in our beautiful community,” Childs said. “Olean is a diamond in the rough and people overlook it.”
The theme of this month’s race was suggested by a guest at the brewery.
“Our community is riddled with superheroes. We can’t grow and we can’t expand without them. They are the backbone of our organization,” Childs said.
The pub runs were started with the help of local sponsors including the YMCA and St. Bonaventure University.
The group has grown throughout the course of its three events, organizers said, including an “ugly sweater run” hosted in December.