In December 2018, the Funderburk family of Southbury lost their 13 year old son Otto “O-Bomb” after a six month battle with Leukemia.
The Funderburk family, as well as the CT Trail Mixers running club, will be brewing a special one-off beer named the “Mix-Bomb IPA” at Black Hog, to be released for Black Hog’s 2nd annual 5k race day April 14th. This beer is named for the CT Trail Mixers running club and Otto “O-Bomb” Funderburk who was #19 star center fielder playing for Pomperaug Youth Baseball. All proceeds will be donated to the Otto Funderburk Fund through the Connecticut Community Foundation. Donations can be made directly through the fund’s website https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/funderburk
The “Belly of the Hog” 5k on April 14th will host a DKMS bone marrow drive, Swiss Army knife-building station, the Caseus Cheese Truck, Mini Munch food truck, Hardcore Sweet Cupcake Truck, Beyond Botanicals, PoliticTeeCorrect merch, Swiss Army will have an Otto Strong Forever and Black Hog knife building station, Drunk Alpaca Bakery, WestsSide Jerky, and the CT Trail Mixers.
The 5k run will take place at the brewery and will follow the Larkin State Bridle Trail. Entry fee includes one free drink coupon*, a coupon for 15% at any SoundRUNNER store, and access to the drinking and food area, which will have cornhole to play, and socialize.
In addition to a free drink coupon per bib, top 3 male and female finishers will receive gift cards to participating sponsors.
This is a family friendly event, and there is also a kid’s 1mile run available. The Kids Mile race can be signed up here: http://buytickets.at/juddrunningevents/239436
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased prior to the event here. http://buytickets.at/juddrunningevents/229314
By Marissa Leone on March 20th
Black Hog Brewing Company
115 Hurley Road Building 9A
Oxford CT 06478