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May 25th, 2017 Posted by news 0 comments on “SISTER HAZEL BAND CONQUERS KEYS100 ULTRAMARATHON”

Team Lyrics for Life Raised More Than Double Their Goal

for the “Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys”

NASHVILLE, TN (MAY 25, 2017) Sister Hazel band, fans,  and Ultramarathon runners gathered in Key West, FL on Saturday, May 20 to take part in the 10th Annual KEYS100 Ultramarathon. Sister Hazel’s team, “Lyrics for Life,” raised $5,083, more than double their goal, for the “Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys.” Their first time competing in a six-runner 100-mile team relay race, the band finished strong at 67 out of 103 teams averaging ten minutes per mile. Throughout the race the band updated fans with live race videos. Watch the videos here.

The 10th Annual KEYS100 Ultramarathon is a series of point-to-point races, beginning in Key Largo and ending in Key West, that includes four distinct competitions: individual races of 100 mi, 50 mi, 50 km, and the original Florida Keys six-runner 100-mile team relay race. KEYS100 Ultramarathon promotes charitable fundraising for “Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys” in support of their educational work with prostate and other cancers, free screenings, and direct support of cancer patients and their families throughout the Keys.

“For us, running the KEYS100 was about pushing ourselves outside our comfort zone.” said Sister Hazel’s bass player, Jett Beres. “ For over 20 years we’ve learned as a band how to overcome a lot of things together, but it always centered around our music.  This was an entirely different beast that challenged us physically as individuals and together as a team.  Although none of us underestimated how difficult it would be, this race pushed all of us to our limits. To see each one of us overcome the individual challenges in both the training and the 16-hour day of racing, to finish this race and cross the finish line together, has been an incredible inspiration to our band.”



Sister Hazel to Play Post Race Concert for KEYS100 Ultramarathon Relay

April 6th, 2017 Posted by news 0 comments on “Sister Hazel to Play Post Race Concert for KEYS100 Ultramarathon Relay”

Following their 100 mile relay race from Key Largo to Key West, Sister Hazel will play a concert for the public on the rooftop of The Waterfront Brewery.

Tickets are $25. Only a limited number of tickets are available. Showtime is 8:00pm. Tickets available HERE! 

The KEYS100 benefits the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys. Support Sister Hazel Team Lyrics For Life HERE! 

Sister Hazel to Run 100 Mile Relay Race – KEYS100 Ultramarathon

February 3rd, 2017 Posted by news 0 comments on “Sister Hazel to Run 100 Mile Relay Race – KEYS100 Ultramarathon”

On May 20th, 2017 …. WE WILL RUN FOR 100 MILES … relay style from Key Largo to Key West … over 40 islands…. IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS…

The KEYS100 benefits the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys – Donate to our team HERE

In the 23 years that Sister Hazel has been a band we’ve experienced countless big adventures together. Long tours, wicked pranks, wild nights, studio jams, busses, planes, trains, vans, festivals, record deals, TV shows, radio shows, Rock Boats, Rock Slopes, and Hazelnut Hangs. Not to mention marriages, parenthood, families, friends, and pets.

We’ve also faced huge challenges along the way. There have been difficult personal issues, countless professional adversities, and huge charitable goals that we desperately wanted to meet.
Throughout it all we’ve overcome each and every thing that has presented itself because we tackled each of them together – like a band of brothers.
This year we have decided to take on a huge challenge that will test us all both physically and mentally. In May of 2017 we will be competing in a 100 mile relay road race called the “Keys100” in the Florida Keys. We will be training hard between now and then to prepare ourselves for this challenge that is unlike anything we have ever done.

Why would we choose to Embark on such a big goal you ask?!

Well, several reasons. One, because we all agree that our health and fitness should be a larger priority in our lives for the sake of our families, for the band, and for ourselves as individuals – and that actions speak louder than words. This seemed like a powerful way to commit to that lifestyle in a larger tangible and accountable way – TOGETHER. Two, we all wanted to take on something that is totally outside of our musical lives and that is totally outside of our comfort zone. For some of us – the idea of this race was WAY out of our comfort zone! Three, we hope that we can inspire other people in the Hazelnut community and beyond to set some big long term goals and know that they can be accomplished with dedication, commitment, and by taking it one step and day at a time. Believe it or not – We are not spring chickens anymore – so if we can do it, YOU can do it. And lastly, we are hoping to raise money for “The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys” and bring awareness to our children’s cancer charity “Lyrics For Life” and “Camp Hazelnut”. Camp Hazelnut is a three day weekend hosted by Sister Hazel at Camp Crystal Lake in North Florida. It’s a place where kids and their families who are navigating a challenging cancer diagnosis can have a true summer camp experience and a fun escape from treatment and medical challenges with other awesome kids, the band, and all of the amazing counselors who will be there to ensure that a great time will be had by all!

So there you have it. We are all signed up and fully committed to conquering this challenge. Just like you guys – some of us are further along in our personal fitness than others – and some of us quite literally started from step one. It’s gonna take a lot to be prepared – and yes for some of us it’s a little overwhelming. But we are “ALL IN”!! We’ve started training and we will be keeping everyone up to date on how it’s going, what’s working, what’s not, our small victories and when we trip up along the path. And although we are all in this together and with each other’s support – we are each approaching it in our own way, with our own challenges, and our own training methods – so we will each be reporting on our journey, our thoughts, and our progress along the way. 

Stay tuned to watch the journey to the KEYS100 Ultra-Marathon – Drew, Jett, Ken, Ryan, Mark & Dave – SISTER HAZEL TEAM LYRICS FOR LIFE

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