Fifth Annual Nu-Way 5K: Run, Eat, and Drink for a Cause

Brittany Cooper
Staff Writer

Be prepared to stop for hundreds of runners in downtown Spartanburg.

logoFor the past five years, a locally owned sports bar, Nu-Way, has been hosting the Nu-Way 5K. This footrace winds 3.1 miles through the heart of downtown Spartanburg. However, unlike most races, there is a twist. Participants are required to stop at a midpoint during the race and consume one Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and one Krispy Kreme donut. If challengers can choke down the gut wrenching combination, then they may proceed, if capable, to the finish line.

The race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, and it begins and ends at the NuWay Restaurant and Lounge, which located at 373 E. Kennedy St. Participants must be 21 years old to enter the race since it requires the consumption of alcohol.

The race’s sponsors encourage you to wear quirky costumes. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed male and female, as well as the top finishers. There is a registration fee of $12, and you can purchase a t-shirt for $15 to show your support. Registration ends Oct.19.

If you are interested in joining the 5k, or would like to donate to the cause, you may register online at Proceeds of the race will be donated to HUB-BUB, a local arts nonprofit located in downtown Spartanburg. HUB-BUB offers over 100 nights of art, culture, and entertainment yearly in the Performance Hall and the Showroom Gallery. You can find out more about their organization and sponsored events online at