Albo fires starter gun for race to the pub

October 20, 2021
By Ioni Doherty

Last weekend, Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese officiated the start of Hawke’s Brewing Co’s footrace held to herald New South Wales hitting the 70 per cent double vax target.

The ‘Race You to the Pub’, held outside Marrickville Bowling Club, was the finale to Hawke’s Brewing Co’s impassioned six-week long vaccination drive

However, the company’s founders are keen to see the whole nation, not just NSW, finish the race.

“As Australians, we’re incredibly proud to have seen so many roll up their sleeves and do their bit to help carry us all to the other side of a pandemic that has impacted businesses, families and the very culture we cherish in this country,” says co-founder Nathan Lennon.

“We’re hoping to see not just NSW but all the states smash through their 80 per cent target, so we can finally celebrate as a nation. Maybe the PM should give us the next day off. It’s what Hawkie would have done.”

Having activated various initiatives throughout lockdown, Hawke’s has thrown its support behind the hospitality industry, aiming to raise $10,000 in donations for Tip Jar’s Hospitality Relief Fund.

Those who wish to unlock donations for the Australian Hospitality Relief Fund can head to the Hawke’s Brewing Instagram Page (@hawkesbrewingco) where information is detailed on the mural post.

The 10m mural that inspired today’s race will continue to be used by the artist for on-going art projects, and will stay in place until the 80 per cent vaccination target is reached.

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