EarnTheBeer: Live the Movement

EarnTheBeer is a lifestyle for the athlete and beer lover in us all. It's for the everyday athlete challenging themselves and earning the reward of a frosty, cold beverage.

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  • The Hat Trick!

    May 21, 2018 Comments (0) Snow, Trail

    The Challenge: The EarntheBeer crew decided to take a quick road trip to the Methow Valley to enjoy the last remaining glimpses of winter before all those lovely spring and summer outdoor activates start. We woke up at the crack of dawn with large quantities of

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  • Prost! Oktoberfest Half Marathon

    October 25, 2017 Comments (0) Pavement, Race/Competition, Trail

    The Challenge: We did it.  Some of our favorite earnthebeer members, along with new members ran the Leavenworth Oktoberfest half marathon two years in a row!  Wooohoo.  This year started off a little warmer, but equally beautiful as last year which made those first

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  • Conquering the annual Smelt 10K

    April 26, 2017 Comments (0) Pavement, Race/Competition

    The Challenge: We are always looking for the perfect excuse to visit the beautiful and historic waterfront village of La Conner, Washington.  Excuses aside, when we got the official invite for the 2017 Smelt 10k we were beyond excited.  Who wouldn’t want to go for

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  • BEST DAMN RACE HALF MARATHON

    December 29, 2016 Comments (0) Pavement, Race/Competition

    The Challenge: Event number 3 The third of 5 events over 5 months. The Best Damn Race Half Marathon located in Cape Coral, Florida. The Best Damn Race is a running series created for runners by runners. You will love their philosophy: “RUN, EAT, DRINK,

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  • NAPLES FALL CLASSIC HALF MARATHON

    November 30, 2016 Comments (0) Pavement, Race/Competition

    3The Challenge: Event number 2 The second of 5 events over 5 months. The Naples Fall Classic Half Marathon located in Naples, Florida showcases the brand new Isles of Collier Preserve and Sugden Regional Park. Look for event number 3 coming soon! Completed no. 2 out of

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  • OKTOBERFEST HALF MARATHON

    November 7, 2016 Comments (0) Pavement, Race/Competition, Trail

    The Challenge: Oktoberfest Half Marathon Marathoners start near the renown Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Runners run a loop through the Icicle Canyon the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth through wooded riverfront trails. A nice relief with mixed surfaces including

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  • BIG BEAR LAKE 5K

    October 24, 2016 Comments (0) Race/Competition, Trail

    The Challenge: Big Bear Lake Big Bear Lake in California is an epic spot for outdoor activities year round. Summer offers all water sports know to mankind as well as amazing hiking and trail running. The winter months are breathtaking offering skiing, snowboarding, and

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  • SAILING – SITKA, AK TO ANACORTES, WA

    October 12, 2016 Comments (0) Race/Competition, Water

    The Challenge: The Journey – AK to WA The journey from Sitka, Alaska to Anacortes, WA is approximately 700 nautical miles and took us 4 days. The home stretch from Port Angeles to Anacortes was beautiful, with sunny skies, a steady following sea, and all hands on

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  • WEST COAST HALF MARATHON

    October 3, 2016 Comments (0) Pavement, Race/Competition

    The Challenge: Event number 1 The first of five events over five months. Starting with the West Coast Half Marathon in Sarasota FL . Look for event number 2 coming soon! The first of five events over five months. Starting with the West Coast Half Marathon in Sarasota

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  • BAKER LAKE: SUPING ON A MIRROR

    September 12, 2016 Comments (0) Water

    The Challenge: Baker Lake Baker Lake rests in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and is fed by the Baker River. The lake expands over 4,800 acres and fluctuates in depth as a result of the Upper Baker Dam, a concrete gravity hydroelectric dam constructed in

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  • SUPing the great “Deep Water” 

    September 5, 2016 Comments (0) Water

    The Challenge: If you have a fetish for extreme deep lakes then Lake Chelan (“Tsi-Laan”) meaning “Deep Water” is your affliction.  The chilly waters of Chelan are crystal clear and also double as a sure fire hangover cure.  Paddle boarding Chelan offers

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  • Hiking Heliotrope Ridge – Face to face with a glacier

    June 30, 2016 Comments (0) Trail

    The Challenge: Want to get up close and personal with a gigantic glacier? Well then, Heliotrope Ridge hike is right up your alley. Heliotrope Ridge is an intermediate hike with an elevation gain of 1400 feet that will take you directly to the ridgeline at 5100 feet. If

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  • Scrambling to Black Lake

    May 20, 2016 Comments (1) Trail

    The Challenge: A spooky Black Lake hike.  The fires of 2003 may seem like a long time ago and for many of us it was, but to the Methow Valley the evidence stands still like gravestones at Highgate.  Most of the trees are burnt, yet standing with their curled branches

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  • Dash & Drink 5K

    May 11, 2016 Comments (0) Pavement, Race/Competition

    The Challenge: 1st annual Dash & Drink 5K: Relay for Life fundraiser to cure cancer.  Dash, drink, and help kick cancer’s ass!  Nowadays, the majority of us know someone who has suffered from this horrible disease, so why not raise money for an important

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  • Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

    March 22, 2016 Comments (0) Snow

    The Challenge: Get out out of the house, strap on snowshoes, head uphill and break a sweat.  That is how it started.  It was one of those days where you really don’t feel like doing anything, but you know you have to.  You drag your feet, you ho-hum the gear

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  • Snowshoeing Artist Point

    February 13, 2016 Comments (2) Snow

    The Challenge: What to do on a holiday Monday? Hmmm…how about snowshoeing at 5100 feet? Sounds perfect.  Urban Dictionary defines POW as “The best type of Snow. Fluffy and soft. Best when untouched.” With the idea of POW on the mind, we decided to

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  • Hiking Damfino Lakes – Excelsior Peak

    October 10, 2015 Comments (0) Trail

    The Challenge: On a cool October day, we decided to sneak in a hike since fall was finally upon us. We were guaranteed to see some amazing autumn colors.  Time was somewhat of an issue, so we settled on a shorter hike with a BIG visual impact. Damfino Lakes/Excelsior

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  • Supping Deschutes River

    August 24, 2015 Comments (0) Water

    The Challenge: Renting a house on the Deschutes River has its benefits.  Benefits like waking up in the morning brewing a cup of hot java and drinking it with your feet in the cool water.  Once finished, dropping the paddle boards in and paddling up river as far as

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  • Supping Paulina Lake

    August 23, 2015 Comments (0) Water

    The Challenge: Paulina Lake sits at the bottom of Newberry Crater at an elevation of 6,331 feet which is higher than some of the resorts we’ve skied.  From the boat launch, we dropped in the SUPs with the intent of paddling across the lake and then following the

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  • Hiking Oyster Dome

    August 22, 2015 Comments (1) Trail

    The Challenge: Head north, up Chuckanut Drive, enjoy view and carefully park on the side of the road.  The trail takes off directly from the side of the road with a respectably steep incline that reduces you to a quick sweat.  A great hike, buried amongst monster

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