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In charity race, runners drink beer

SUAMICO — Only in Wisconsin do beer and exercise mix.

Several hundred people laced up Sunday morning for a two-mile charity race in which suds were the refresher of choice. Competitors in the 19th annual Beer Belly Two might not be considered athletes, but they know how to have a good time.

“My kids are running it, so hopefully they’re already at the finish line and I’ll see them in an hour or so,” said racer Doug Burmeister. “You know, there’s a lot of beer stops.”

The race has raised more than $350,000 for local charities since its inception.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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