Chance To Win: Cinco De Drinko Pub Crawl

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Chance to win: TWO VIP tickets from Cinco De Drinko Pub Crawl. $98 Value.

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Photo credit: cincodedrinko.ezregister.com

The Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is way more popular in the US than it is in Mexico – us Americans love any excuse to party, I guess! While many local bars and restaurants are planning festivities to celebrate this day of tequila drinking, one event boasts the best bang for your buck: the Cinco De Drinko Pub Crawl on May 3rd.

For $39, you’ll get admission to the pub crawl, one drink at each bar, a souvenir sombrero and mustache just for fun, and Play Hard Games at each stop.

Those who are planning to really go wild can splurge on VIP access for $49, which includes all-you-can drink beers from 11am to 12pm (talk about a power breakfast).

The event includes sure-to-be-hilarious costume contests and pros to guide you when things start to get a little fuzzy. The all day bash will end with an after party at the Ginn Mill.

For more information and registration, click here.

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Chance To Win: Food Fight 5K – Denver

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Food Fight 5K - Denver

Food Fight 5K – Denver

Chance to win: An Entry to the Food Fight 5k In Denver.

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Do you like to get a little messy? Ever dreamed of being a part of a giant food fight? Then the latest 5K event coming to Denver might be up your alley. Color runs, zombie runs and beer runs are fun and all, but the Food Fight 5K fun run is in a whole new category of wild.

The Food Fight 5k, which bills itself as “the messiest 5K in the US,” is a five-kilometer, untimed race in which thousands of participants basically join together in one great big food fight. At each kilometer, runners are covered from head to toe in different foods, from spaghetti & sauce (yuck!), mashed potatoes (ew), chocolate and flour. But don’t worry, they’re not sending you home covered in slime. The last kilometer ends with the “Human Car Wash” cleaning station. You’ll get clean, cool down and revitalize before the Finish Festival (where you get to actually EAT some food).

Now all that might seem like a GIANT waste of food – but it’s actually quite the opposite.  You’re not going to be throwing real “food” – it’s a mixture of corn starch, water and non-toxic food dye. The Food Fight 5K has a lofty goal of raising more than 7,000 cans of food for a local charity in each city that they visit. The 5K was created by Colorado residents, so it’s only fitting that they kick off their tour in Denver with all proceeds going to Food Bank of the Rockies. The food-themed items that are being tossed at runners are non-toxic and corn starch based.

The Food Fight 5K is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park (100 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204). Registration is required, click here to sign up!

Food Fight 5K - Denver

Food Fight 5K – Denver

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Denver Runs For Beer In 2014

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Denver runs for beer in 2014

Chance to win an entry to Rocky Mountain Brew Runs!

Easy Entry!

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 2. Email carri@catchcarri.com and tell her why you stay fit and which race you would like to be entered to win!  (Emails kept private and are used so we can notify the winners).

 Beer and running just naturally go together. Am I right, or am I right? Lucky for us, Rocky Mountain Brew Runs is giving runners what they have been “thirsting” for for years: combining Colorado’s favorite past times of social running and an ice cold brew.

There are over 70 running clubs in the state and multiple fun runs and competitive races to choose from every weekend of the year.

Colorado is also home to a culture of people who love a good beer.  We host over 20 (and counting beer festivals) across the state and over 140 craft breweries.

Rocky Mountain Brew Runs has partnered with some of the best microbreweries in the state to provide fun, laid back events launching in April 2014.

The events are untimed social fun runs that all start and end at a local front range microbrewery.  Included in the $25 registration fee is a free beer and at select breweries a pint glass or other signature swag, live music and delicious grub from local food trucks.

Rocky Mountain Brew runs will tour 10 microbreweries and runners that register for a “6 pack”  (committing to 6 of the 10 brewery runs) will receive a $20 discount off registration and also a brewery passport to track the breweries they visit and brews they try.

Remember to enter the contest (see details above) for a chance to win

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Denver runs for beer in 2014

Brew Runs

Brew Runs

 

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Video: Hammonds Candies

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Video: Andrew Schuman, owner and president of the Hammonds Candy Factory, tells the history of Hammond’s candy. Some of the recipes date all the way back to the 1920′s! Watch as candy is rolled, shaped, baked and packaged at this Denver location. The Hammonds Candy Factory manufactures over 150 types of candies. It was among the first candy factory to manufacture all-natural hand candies, which uses tapioca syrup instead of corn syrup. The company is also making moves when it comes to sugar. “We are changing from beet sugar to cane sugar, because cane sugar is non-gmo.  This is where the market is telling us to go, so we are listening,” says Schuman.

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Video: Hammonds Candies

I had the chance to catch up with Andrew Schuman to learn more about the legacy of Hammond’s Candy and how the company manages to stay competitive in the ever changing business world.

Q: Tell us about the Rich History- including using recipes from the 1920′s as well as the older machines.

A: Hammond’s Candies was started in 1920 by Carl Hammond.  He had come home from school and told his mother he did not want to go back, she said he needed to find a trade then.  He became the apprentice to a candy maker, and soon opened his own company.  Today, we are still using the recipes and equipment Carl used when started Hammond’s Candies.  We do everything in small batches, with extremely well trained cooks, that are all linked to people that learned from Carl.  The machinery at Hammond’s is all from the late 1800s, early 1900’s, including out copper kettles, candy pullers, ribbon crimpers and batch rollers.

Q: What makes Hammonds Candy Different than other Candy operations? Hammond’s is the largest handmade candy company still around today. 

A: The way we make our candy takes more time, but it is definitely noticeable in the final product, every piece is like a work of art.  There is no way to achieve the colors, styles and craftsmanship of the candy by making it any other way.  In a time where everything is becoming automated, Hammond’s has stayed true to its roots by making quality candy.

Q: How has Hammond’s Candy had to evolve over the years to stay competitive?

Hammond’s is known for its nostalgic candy, but it has been important to freshen up the line with new flavors and colors.  Another large part in evolving the company, is branding.  We have brought Hammond’s into the 21stcentury, with a hip, nostalgic look.  It is fun and appeals to all generations.

Q: What is the most rewarding part of the business? 

The 3 most rewarding parts of the business are watching how the company has grown, how they employs have grown, and the how the customers react to the candy.

Q: Tell us more about your background.

Have you owned a business before? Before Hammond’s, I was in the photo business, I owned a bunch of mobile photo centers on the east coast.  That business was dwindling with new technology and I was ready for a change.

Q: What is something readers would be surprised to know about Hammond’s Candy? 

We eat, sleep and breath candy.  Always thinking and trying new flavors and ideas.  People are always surprised to know that we are still making everything by hand, if you don’t believe us, come check out one of our free tours.  We have also had some employees still working here that were around when the company only had 4 employees.

 

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Chance to Win: MICHAEL Michael Kors Fulton Large Crossbody Bag

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Michael Kors Fulton Large Crossbody Bag

Michael Kors Fulton Large Crossbody Bag

 

Chance to win: MICHAEL Michael Kors Fulton Large Crossbody bag 

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For the organized, stylish woman who is always on the go, a handbag that matches your lifestyle is essential. Enter the MICHAEL Michael Kors Fulton Large Crossbody bag ($188 at eBags): a piece that’s chic, sophisticated and highly functional. Made with rich, soft leather accented with shiny gold hardware trim, the Fulton features all the pockets anyone could need to keep everything straight in a compact, minimalist design.

That includes two double top zip compartments and a center compartment with a clear ID slot, 2 large slit pockets and 6 card slots. Lighten your load and leave the wallet at home when you’re carrying this crossbody bag! The Fulton even has an open back exterior pocket for convenient access to whatever you need to pull out most often, such as your cell phone or keys.

A 22.5-inch cross body strap keeps your hands free for more important tasks, whether that’s answering your emails via smart phone during the day, snapping photos on vacation or simply carrying the groceries. But the strap can also be removed to easily transition your look from day to night. The simple and sleek look and durability of the MICHAEL Michael Kors bag means you can take it anywhere, from the office to a date or girls night out.

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