MiamiHerald / It’s not often you mix the ingredients of a 5K race with food and, most importantly, craft beer. For Tank Brewing Co. , that recipe made for a fun evening as more than 500 racers and craft beer enthusiasts joined together after the event for music, beer sampling, and, of course, more beer.

Interesting characters from all over Miami came together on Saturday for the South Florida Craft Beer 5K, to race, have fun and support a good cause. All net proceeds benefited two nonprofits: Amigos for Kids , an organization dedicated to child abuse prevention; and Live Like Bella Foundation , which supports childhood cancer research.

Runner Haidar Hachem, sporting nothing but a pink pig beanie on his head and bright pink Speedo, was all smiles with his girlfriend, Marilyn Drozco, before and after the race.

Fittingly, the couple met during the Miami half-marathon in January during cold and terrible running conditions. Even in 50-degree weather, Hachem was still wearing the same outfit or lack of, that he had on Saturday. Drozco remembers wanting to quit, but Hachem, a Type One diabetic and cancer survivor, started pushing her – a woman he’d never met – to finish the race.


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