Exercise your joints (the ones inside your body) by participating in the 420 Games.
That’s right — a whole caboodle of physical events for both tokers and non-smokers alike. The events span the whole state of California, from the Orange County 26 Mile Cruiser Race to the Lake Tahoe 420 SUP Race; the first of the games is a 4.20 Mile Fun Run happening right here in San Francisco.
The Fun Run is — you guessed it — a 4.20 mile-long run/walk, complete with a Lagunitas beer garden and a Pato Banton reggae concert located at the finish line. The run will take place from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, August 15th in Golden Gate Park, and there is a 10K option as well for the overachievers.
Blazing is not the point of the Games — their mission statement emphasizes that “the 420 Games does not advocate that everyone should use cannabis.” Rather, it exists to “break down the stereotypes that have been built up during the era of marijuana prohibition.”
By advocating for physical activities in cannabis users, founder Jim McAlpine hopes to stop misconceptions that marijuana smokers are lazy, unambitious deadbeats. Rather, weed is simply another recreational or medicinal activity that shouldn’t carry any stigma on the people that use it.
It’s an uphill battle for the 420 Games crew, for sure. For now, they’ve set up numerous events in California, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon.
Interested in partaking? Buy your tickets here! Currently, you can get the whole package for $60, but if that’s too high of a price, the 420 Games is also offering a ticket for just the concert at $20, and a concert plus beer garden ticket for $40.
[Featured Image: 420 Games via Facebook]