Merna ASE (Another Stupid Event) is November 20

by Kirby Cheek (

The Merna Bar & Grille has confirmed our welcome on  Sunday, November 20th for the 2016 Merna ASE.  The Merna ASE (Another Stupid Event) started when a group of LRC runners of assorted abilities needed a location for a weekend run.

Most run the 4 mile section in the country, but some shorten the effort with a variable distance out-and-back run.  Then everyone recovers at the Merna Bar and Grille, sharing running stories, lies, and general camaraderie/foolishness.

Mark the date.  This year’s celebration is Sunday, November 20th, and as always, the running starts at Noon.

This event is an informal opportunity to run with others (no clocks, no registration forms, no t-shirts, no fees – just fun!)  Bring a friend, or two, and a few bucks to enjoy the hospitality of Merna Bar& Grille after the run.

Injured?  Can’t run?  Show up anyway, to enjoy the fun and Merna’s fine cuisine.  Most runners will be back at Merna by 1:00 to enjoy the hospitality.  Just do it.  Join in!

If you haven't made it to an ASE, Merna is about 4 miles east of Towanda Barnes Road on Ft. Jessie Road (extended). When you get to Merna, you can't miss it.  There will be a group of runners gathering outside Merna Bar & Grille, the busiest business in Merna.

Questions?  Call Kirby (309 533-8689) or

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