The early bird gets the worm.
But next weekend, the early birds are getting brunch.
The Early Bird is a 10-mile run from organizers of the Good Life Halfsy and Market to Market Relay. The event is back for a second year on April 6.
The 10-mile distance was picked, in part, to serve as a training run for marathoners, organizers said last year. After last year’s race, they heard positive feedback — on the course and on the brunch.
“It is definitely a big, motivating race to see where training’s at and to get that long run in while being at a racing pace,” said race director Ben Cohoon.
The course starts and finishes at Walnut Grove Park, near 153rd and Q Streets. Runners will leave the park and run on Q Street before heading up 156th and completing a full loop around Zorinsky Lake. They’ll use a trail to return to the finish line at the park.
A post-race festival includes brunch from, you guessed it, Early Bird restaurant. The spread features breakfast burritos, Bob’s Donuts, cinnamon rolls and fruit. Beverage options include coffee from Archetype and mimosas. Spectators can purchase a brunch pass in advance for $15.
Fewer than 100 spots remain for the race, which is capped at 2,000 participants. Registration will close when the race sells out. The cost to register is $69.