GILFORD — Designed as a fundraising event for the Patrick's Pub Mania event, the Mania Shuffle is gaining traction with 60 "shufflers" participating this past week. "Like Pub Mania, this is about combining fun and making an difference together" explains Patrick's co-owner Allan Beetle and Pub Mania Head Referee. "It's a unique way to be part of our Pub Mania event while getting outside for some exercise and fun".
The 2 ½ mile course begins at Patrick's parking lot in Gilford and meanders over and through the beautiful Meadowbrook property before looping back to Patrick's. Organizers stress that the Mania Shuffle is not designed to be a competitive event. The $10 entry fee will be donated to the Pub Mania team of your choice and includes a complimentary beverage and chance to win in a post-shuffle raffle.
The Mania Shuffle will run through October 30, rain or shine, and participants who complete the course at least 5 times get a special, limited edition Mania Shuffle T Shirt. Start time is now 5:45 p.m. but will move to earlier times in the coming weeks so that participants can be off the road before it is too dark.
100% of the proceeds of the Mania Shuffle will pass through to the LNH Children's Auction and on to children, families and programs here in the Lakes Region. Last year Pub Mania raised $165,300 for the LNH Children's Auction and has now raised $384,570 in the first four years of the event.