Event founder Jim McAlpine brought us the inaugural 420 Games last year, blurring the line between marijuana use and athletics.
McAlpine’s event proved that the two are not mutually exclusive, and that some athletes can actually benefit from using pot.
“We’re coming off of decades of negative propaganda stigmatizing cannabis use, “McAlpine said. “We’ve all been lied to, it’s a bad rap and we need to change the dialogue. There are millions of people who use marijuana in effective, healthy and productive ways. We plan to show this to the world via athletic achievement.”
On the heels of 2014′s success, the 420 Games has proudly announced an expansion into a multi-city tour of events for 2015, beginning with a 4.20-mile fun run scheduled for Sunday, May 15 in San Jose.
The event series continues all year, with a stand-up paddleboard race in Lake Tahoe, a 26-mile cruiser bicycle race in Orange County, and the return of the original 4.20-mile fun run in San Francisco that started it all.
Expect more 420 Games dates to be announced in the near future, which will include events in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. Visit 420Games.org for further announcements.
Until then, tickets for the opening 420 Games event in San Jose are available now.