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3 Why Reasons You Need To Check Out The 420 Games This Weekend

It’s a cannabis event like no other — in fact, it is a sporting event that just so happens to put marijuana in its proper context. On Sunday, May 28, The 420 Games come to Seattle. What is it and why should you go?

The 420 Games are a unique event extolling the virtues of physical fitness and the wellness value of cannabis. The event is the brainchild of Jim McAlpine, a California entrepreneur who is evangelizing the marriage of cannabis and athletics.

“The 420 Games were created to demonstrate that most of us who consume cannabis aren’t couch potatoes,” said McAlpine. “Athletes of all shapes and sizes enjoy marijuana, whether they are elite athletes, weekend warriors, or just your average American trying to drop a few pounds. We wanted an event that celebrates fitness and health.”

This Sunday, the one-of-a-kind event comes to Seattle. And if you are in the Seattle area, The Fresh Toast is teaming up with the  fine folks from The 420 Games to offer FREE TICKETS to the event.

Here are three reasons why you should attend:

1. Get Off The Couch And Move Your Legs

That’s right. You can still wake and bake if that’s your thing, but get yourself out to the park and participate in one of the most entertaining race you’ll ever see.

Instead of seeing a cloud of marijuana smoke wafting through the air at Warren G Magnuson Park on Sunday, you will see hundreds of athletes and wannabe athletes ready to run/jog/walk/skate/cycle 4.2o miles.

If a 4-mile jog is a bit too much for you, feel free to walk and laugh with old and new friends.

2. Celebrate Health, Wellness And Cannabis

McAlpine’s mission is to showcase the simple fact that cannabis can be a positive and productive part of a person’s lifestyle. “We strive to teach those who have been mislead about cannabis in a positive and respectful manner so people can make educated decisions about the use of cannabis,” he said.

This is your chance to dispel the myths and preconceived ideas surrounding cannabis consumers. Fly your fitness flag and your marijuana flag at the same time. It’s a healthy and fun way to bond with others who share the same values you do.

3. The Post-Race Party Is Epic

Following the 4.20 miles of exercise, there will be a two-hour party that will include beer tasting (courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company), live music, stand-up comedy and educational speeches. Cannabis companies will have boots set up, showing off their wares.

A side note on consuming the herb in public:

Smoking or vaping is not allowed at the event, and that is by design. “We will follow the rules of the city. And the cities where we hold our 420 Games do not allow for public consumption,” McAlpine said. “We’re mindful of the laws.” He asks that if you want to smoke before, during or after the event, to do so discretely and respectfully.

All the deets:

  • Where: Seattle’s Warren G Magnuson Park
  • When: Sunday, May 28th, 2017 | 8 a.m.-2 p. m.
  • 420 Yoga #1:  8:30 am
  • 4.20-mile Fun Run & Walk (or Bike): 9 a.m.
  • 420 Yoga #2: 10 a.m.
  • Power Plant Fitness Challenge: 10:30 a.m.
  • 420 Dodge Ball Tournament: all day
  • Lagunitas Beer Garden: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • BMX/Skate Halfpipes show: all day
  • DJ/Music: all day!

What’s next after Seattle?

After Seattle, McAlpine and team will take The 420 Games to Portland, Oregon, then two stops in Denver, followed by San Francisco, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

For more information

Visit The 420 Games website or become part of its Facebook community.  


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