Top finishers among the sold-out field of 2,100 runners announced after successful inaugural race
DEERFIELD, Mass. – The sold-out, inaugural Tree House Brewing Company Half Marathon welcomed 2,100 runners on Sunday, Sept. 17. Champions of the brand-new 13.1-mile event set the course standards for future runnings. Will Norris was named the victor in the men’s division with a time of 1:08:31. In the women’s division, Kidan Kidane took first place with a time of 1:15:09. Both took home prizes of $5,000 for their top-of-the-podium performances. Full results are available here. The race is expected to return in 2024.
Brad Mish and Scott Mindel rounded out the men’s podium with times of 1:10:21 and 1:10:59 respectively. The women’s second and third-place winners were Cleo Boyd with a time of 1:15:51 and K. Morrissey with a time of 1:23:39. Second-place finishers took home prizes of $2,500 and third-place finishers were awarded $1,000.
Both elite and recreational participants were treated to a unique running experience, taking in a scenic route that wound and undulated through one of New England’s most iconic Fall touring destinations. Participants and ticket-holding spectators were given access to a private post-race party at the Tree House Deerfield taproom. In addition, runners received a finisher’s medal, a custom 2023 Tree House Half Marathon glass, two Tree House craft beverages of their choice including the new non-alcoholic Tree House LXR electrolyte sports recovery drink in lime and watermelon flavors, housemade pizza, cider donuts and warm soft pretzels.
Since its inception over 11 years ago, Tree House has grown from a five-gallon Coleman cooler brewhouse to a state-of-the-art 60 BBL German-engineered brewhouse producing some of the world’s highest-regarded beverages, which can only be found at its five facilities. The flagship brewery, distillery, coffee roastery and taproom is located in Charlton, Massachusetts. Tree House maintains a brewery in Monson, Massachusetts, and a Farm Fermentory in Woodstock, Connecticut. Its brewery-taprooms also deliver exceptional hospitality in Western Mass (Deerfield), Cape Cod (Sandwich) and Greater Boston (Tewksbury), featuring a nine-hole golf experience.
The event was produced by DMSE Sports, the premier event management company that assists with more than 1,400 events throughout the world including the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) Boston Marathon, the ASICS Falmouth Road Race, the lululemon 10K Tour, the Feaster Five Road Race, the Olympic Marathon trials, the Olympic Games and more.
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