photograph by Travis Long
“On March 7 there’s a kilt run in downtown Raleigh. I’ll be buying a Lonerider kilt and running in it. The largest training plan is to secure the kilt; I probably won’t run for very long. It’s going to be a blast.” – Sumit Vohra, CEO & Chief Drinking Officer, Lonerider Brewing Company
After leaving Delhi, India, at the age of 16 to get undergraduate and master’s degrees in computer science, a job with Citrix brought Vohra, now 36, to Brier Creek more than a decade ago. He decided to get his MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill so that he could start a tech company – but the business plan he just couldn’t shake was making craft beer. In 2009, he opened one of Raleigh’s first craft breweries, Lonerider Brewing Company. “It’s the only thing I know that gets people to come together and actually have honest conversations.”
Join Vohra at the St. Paddy’s Run Green 8K, which also has a 200-meter kilt dash option. $35; Moore Square; nogrunclub.com/stpaddys.