The Wild Turkey Run is more of a ritual than an actual beer run. It began a long, long time ago in galaxy far, far away by FBR Anthony LoCicero and Leonard DeProspo, it aims to take the “responsible” out of the FBR slogan, “Responsible running and drinking in the interest of science”. Here is how it works:

1. Start at New Wave Cafe at 8:30 PM (3rd & Catherine Streets)

2. Drink a shot of Wild Turkey

3. Run to Broad Street and strut around and do turkey calls in the median.

4. Run back to New Wave

5. Drink another shot of Wild Turkey

6. Proceed on your own

One requirement is that all runners and drinkers must exhibit awesome facial hair (real or fake). Did you know that what looks like a beard on a turkey’s chest is really a bundle of special long, thin feathers? Adult males and even some females have beards but scientists don’t know what, if anything, they’re used for.

Bottom line: Two shots, two miles, and crazy facial hair. No RSVP necessary, this is a run I’d do even if no one showed up!

Note: Run begins and ends at New Wave Cafe (not at the usual start locations)