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Free celebratory drink for Cardiff Half Marathon finishers

The 25,000 runners set to take on next month’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon will be rewarded with a free celebratory drink after crossing the finish line thanks to Brains.

The world-famous Cardiff brewery have teamed up with Wales’ largest mass-participation event to provide runners and spectators with a pair of exclusive offers at Brains pubs across the city.

Finishers can claim a free drink at one of 13 pubs after taking on the flat, fast, iconic course on October 1st. A free pint of Brains beer or a glass of Prosecco is on offer - all runners have to do is show off their finishers’ medal.

Thousands of spectators will line the streets of the Welsh capital to cheer on the runners, and Brains is making sure their support does not go unrecognised. Both runners and spectators can get 25 percent off their food bill at 30 participating pubs.

The first 500 runners to take up the free drink offer will also get an extra reward - a limited edition Brains medal - entitling them to 50% off their next visit.

Tim Lewis, PR Manager at Brains Brewery, said: “The Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon has grown to become one of Wales’ biggest sports events and we are delighted to be involved for the first time.

“As an independent, family-owned company with its roots in Cardiff we are proud to be working with another local company, Run 4 Wales, as they deliver a world-class event in our city. Our pubs will be rewarding the half marathon heroes with a free drink and 25% off their food bill so they can celebrate in style after running 13.1 miles.

“A team of employees from Brains will also be running the half marathon and we would like to wish everyone good luck for the big day.”

Brains have also set-up a number of Brains Spectator Hubs along the route where the team will be giving out free flags and goodies to supporters to create the best-possible atmosphere for the runners.

Matt Newman, Chief Executive at event organisers Run 4 Wales, said: “Brains Brewery is synonymous with sport in the Welsh capital, and we’re delighted to welcome them on-board for this year’s record-breaking Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon.

“Brains will not only be on-hand to offer runners and supporters the perfect post-race pint, they will also be stoking up the atmosphere at their Brains Spectator Hubs along the route. If friends, family and local residents didn't have enough reason to get out and cheer the runners onto new personal bests - they do now!”

FREE DRINK OFFER PARTICIPATING PUBS:

THE DOCK, SALT, DUKE OF WELLINGTON (CARDIFF), THE CAMBRIAN TAP, CARDIFF COTTAGE, THE OLD ARCADE, ELEVENS, GOAT MAJOR, BAROCCO, PEAR TREE, THE CITY ARMS, THE YARD, THE PLUM TREE, 33 WINDSOR.

FREE DRINK OFFER T&CS: Offer valid on Sunday 1st October only. Drinks include 1 glass of Prosecco (125ml), 1 pint (or half) of Brains beer, or a standard sized draught soft drink will be available per customer on presentation of a finisher’s medal. Beer includes Brains Bitter, Brains Smooth, and other Brains products. Excludes Brains Craft Brewery products. Only 1 glass or pint per customer. No purchase necessary. Participants must be aged over 18 or over. Only valid in participating pubs*. The participating Brains pub reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time. Subject to availability. Promoter: SA Brain & Co Ltd, Cardiff, CF101SP.

FREE DRINK OFFER T&CS (CAMBRIAN TAP ONLY): Offer valid on Sunday 1st October only. Drinks include 1 glass of Prosecco (125ml), 1 pint (or half) of Brains beer, or a standard sized draught soft drink will be available per customer on presentation of a finisher’s medal. Beer includes Brains Bitter, Brains Smooth, and other Brains products. Only 1 glass or pint per customer. No purchase necessary. Participants must be aged over 18 or over. Only valid in participating pubs*. The participating Brains pub reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time. Subject to availability. Promoter: SA Brain & Co Ltd, Cardiff, CF101SP.

25% OFF FOOD PARTICIPATING PUBS.

ALBANY ∙ BLACK LION (LLANDAFF) ∙ BLACKWEIR TAVERN ∙ CAMBRIAN TAP  ∙ CARDIFF COTTAGE ∙ CORNWALL ∙ CRWYS ∙ THE DOCK ∙ THE PLUM TREE ∙ WINDSOR ∙ DUKE OF WELLINGTON (CARDIFF) ∙ ELEVENS ∙ FAIRWATER  ∙  THE YARD ∙ FOX & HOUNDS (ST. MELLONS) ∙ FOX & HOUNDS (WHITCHURCH) ∙  GOAT MAJOR ∙ HALFWAY ∙ HEATH ∙ LEWIS ARMS ∙ MALSTERS (LLANDAFF) MERRIE HARRIER ∙ OLD ARCADE ∙ PEAR TREE ∙ PENDRAGON ∙ PLOUGH  ∙  RETREAT ∙ SALT ∙ THREE ARCHES ∙ VICTORIA PARK ∙ 33 WINDSOR.

25% OFF FOOD OFFER T&CS: Offer entitles guests to 25% off the total food bill. Offer only valid during food service hours on Sunday 1st October 2017. Only valid when one main meal is purchased as part of the transaction. Adult main meals do not include sandwiches, jackets, starters, light bites, sides, desserts or sharers. Subject to availability. Only valid in participating pubs. The manager/promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend this offer at any time without prior notice. Prices vary. Participants must be aged 18 or over. Promoter: SA Brain & Co. Ltd. Cardiff, CF10 1SP.

50% OFF MAIN MEAL PARTICIPATING PUBS:
ALL BRAINS MANAGED HOUSES. 33 Windsor Place, Admiral Napier, Albany, Aubrey Arms, Beaufort, Birchgrove, Black Boy, Black Horse, Black Lion (Llandaff), Blackweir Tavern, Blinkin Owl, Bull Hotel, Cambrian Tap, Cardiff Cottage, City Arms, Clifton, Cockett Inn, Coopers Carvery, Cornwall, Cross Inn, Crwys, Cwm Talwg, Darran, Dock, Dovey Inn, Duke of Wellington (Cardiff), Duke of Wellington (Cowbridge), Elevens, Fairwater, Fox & Hounds (St Mellons), Fox & Hounds (Whitchurch), George, Goat Major, Grafton, Grape & Olive (Swansea), Greenhouse, Grove Hotel, Halfway, Hanbury. Harbour Inn, Heath, Hen & Chickens, Hen Dderwen, Highfields, Hollybush, Joiners Arms, Lamb & Flag, Lewis Arms, Lime Tree, Lord Beeching, Lord Nelson, Maltsters (Llandaff), Maltsters (Whitchurch), Merrie Harrier, Monachty, Newbridge, Old Arcade, Old Inn, Old Post, Park, Pear Tree, Pendragon, Penhelig, Penwig, Pheasant, Phoenix, Pick & Shovel, Piercefield, Plas Derwen, Plough, Plum Tree, Pontygwindy, Pump House, Punch House, Red Dragon, Retreat, Rose & Crown, Salt (Cardiff), Savoy Country Inn, Seagull Inn, Ship Inn, South Beach Bar Grill, Star, Tafarn y Tanerdy, Thomas Arms, Three Arches, Three Horse Shoes (Gabalfa), Three Sisters, Twelve Knights, Two Brewers, Ty Mawr, Ty Nant, Ty Risha, Tynewydd, Victoria Park, Vivian Arms, Watermill, Wellington, White Horse (Coychurch), White Lion Royal Hotel, Windsor, Yard Bar & Kitchen.

50% OFF MAIN MEAL OFFER: 
Offer entitles customer to 50% off any main meal on presentation of a Brains medal. Offer only valid during food service hours on Monday 2nd October – Sunday 15th October 2017. Only valid when one main meal is purchased as part of the transaction. Adult main meals do not include sandwiches, jackets, starters, light bites, sides, desserts or sharers. Subject to availability. Only valid in a Brains managed house. The manager/promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend this offer at any time without prior notice. Prices vary. Participants must be aged 18 or over. Promoter: SA Brain & Co. Ltd. Cardiff, CF10 1SP. 

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