Now that the Winter Olympics are over, it’s time to get ready for the 420 Games. For those of you not familiar with this cannabis-friendly sports event, here is how 420 Games founder Jim McAlpine describes it:
The 420 Games provides a unique opportunity for athletes and health and wellness enthusiasts to come together and participate in a variety of activities, including a 4.2-mile fun run/walk for cannabis respect and awareness. Traditional races tend to be 5K’s, or 3.2 miles. Our race incorporates an additional mile so participants can literally ‘go the extra mile’ for cannabis.
The third annual Los Angeles 420 Games will take place on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at the Santa Monica Pier, bringing famous faces, pro athletes, X-Games and BMX athletes, and over one hundred cannabis brands together for two-days of healthy competition and community.
Highlights of the LA Games to include:
- 420 yoga lead by Ricky Williams
- Venice skate contest with Bucky Lasek & $20K cash purse
- 3 on 3 basketball tournament
- CBD massage chairs
- Jiu-Jitsu tournament
- BMX Half pipe show with X Games athletes
- 4.20-mile boardwalk course
- Live comedy
- Beer garden
- Food trucks
- After party
- NFL players Eben Britton and Ricky Williams speaking
Unlike other cannabis events, the 420 Games ask that participants refrain from smoking on site. The Games are focused on education and advocacy for adults, ages 21 and over, who use cannabis responsibly as part of their health and wellness routine.
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“This event was created to help shape the perception of cannabis and those who use it in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle,” said McAlpine. “There are countless athletes and successful American’s who have integrated cannabis into their daily regimen in a responsible manner, yielding positive results and endless gains in terms of health and wellness. The 420 Games continues to spread that positivity and to shed light on the innumerable benefits of this curative plant.”
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A portion of the proceeds from the 420 Games will be donated to Athletes for Care, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports.
420 Games 2018 Schedule:
- March 31-April 1, 2018: Los Angeles | Santa Monica Pier
- April 12, 2018: Pittsburgh, PA | See website for details
- June 23, 2018: Denver | Glendale Rugby Stadium
- August 11, 2018: San Francisco | Golden Gate Park