Princeton Merchants Association

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The Princeton Merchants Association presents
Waiters’ Race on Thursday, July 10

On Thursday, July 10 local wait staff will put their tray-balancing skills to the test at the Waiters’ Race, an event organized by the Princeton Merchants Association. The event kicks off at 4:00pm at Palmer Square.  (There is no rain date for this event)
Waiters and waitresses from Princeton area restaurants will race to complete a course while balancing two full glasses of water and two full BAI Beverage bottles on their trays. The competition is shaping up to be fierce!
The restaurants participating to date include: Agricola, Blue Point Grill, Eno Terra, Main Street Bistro, Mediterra, Mistral, Triumph Brewing Company, Witherspoon Grill, Yankee Doodle Tap Room and many more to come!
The fastest racers - who don't spill their teetering cargo - will take home amazing prizes.  See list below.
“Last year’s event held at the Princeton Shopping Center was the biggest field of competitors ever,” notes John Marshall, President of the Princeton Merchants Association.  “Each year this event has grown significantly in its popularity and attendance. “
“This year we return to Palmer Square where competitors will feel the pain of Heartbreak Hill; leg three of the square course through which only the best go on to finish, explains Marshall.  We also will find out if two-time men’s champion, Yankee Doodle Tap Room’s own John Ryan, can claim victory a third year in a row.  This is definitely becoming an annual must-attend event in Princeton.”  
Sponsors this year include: Agricola, Alchemist & Barrister, Arts Council of Princeton, BAI Beverage, Blue Point Grill, Elements, Eno Terra, Joycards, La Jolie Salon and Spa, Main Street Bistro and Café, McCaffrey’s, Mediterra, Mistral, Nassau Inn, PNC Bank, Princeton U Store, Road ID, Smith’s Ace Hardware,Teresa Caffe, Triumph Brewing Co. and Witherspoon Grill.
Those interested in participating need to pre-register.  The fee is $20. All participants will receive an official race day t-shirt and goodie bag.
For further information about the Waiters’ Race, please contact PMA Board Members John Marshall, Owner, Main Street Bistro, or Jack Morrison, Owner, JM Group,  

Many thanks to all those who donated prizes and cash sponsorships!!

Goodie Bags for racers will contain:
Gift cards to Triumph, Witherspoon Grill, A&B, Hoagie Haven, Slice Between, Georges, D’Angelos, Olives or other food spots in Princeton
1 Bent Spoon “love card” (worth free scoop or cupcake)
1 small baggie of Lindt Truffles
3 Day VIP pass to New Jersey Athletic Club
1 $5 gift card to Chez Alice
1 Whole Earth Granola Bar
1 “snack” from McCaffreys
1 Road ID flyer
1 Waiters Race Princeton 2014 T-Shirt
1 re-usable bag from McCaffreys
Winners' Prizes
Men’s and Ladies’ - 1st Place:
Coolers from Ace
$250 Cash from PMA
Nassau Inn Weekend Stay
Bottle of Bubbly from Witherspoon Grill
7” Cake from Chez Alice
La Jolie Men’s Haircut
$100 Gift Card to Agricola
Road ID Gift Cert ($15 value)
Men’s and Ladies’ - 2nd Place:
Coolers from Ace
$150 Cash from PMA
$50 Hamilton Jewelers Gift Card
Bottle of Bubbly from Witherspoon Grill
$50 Gift Card to Triumph, $25 GC to Blue Point Grill/Witherspoon Grill
Road ID Gift Cert ($15 value)
Men’s and Ladies’ - 3rd Place:
Coolers from Ace
$75 Cash from PMA
Bottle of Bubbly from Witherspoon Grill
Growler & Refill from Triumph Brewing Co.
$50 Gift Card to Terra Momo Group
Road ID Gift Cert ($15 value)

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