After parties for runners (big and small) this weekend

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In my world, a jog to the mailbox is worthy of celebration, so the runners in this weekend's marathon events deserve quite the after party, and we've got the info on three, including one for families after the Ripley's Family Fun Run.

The Ripley's Junior Post Race Party will take place at Ripley's Aquarium, located on the 29th Avenue side of Broadway at the Beach, on Friday, February 17, 2012.  It's for runners of the Ripley's Family Fun Run and the party is from 6 to 8 p.m.  Your race bib is your ticket for entry. 

The House of Blues Post Race Party is for all marathon weekend event participants and volunteers.  It will take place at the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing on Saturday, February 18, 2012.  It begins at 5 p.m. and free food and refreshments will be served until 7 p.m.  You must be at least 21 to enter.  Guests of participants and volunteers can attend for $20 each.  All awards and trophies will be available at the after party.  Tickets must be picked up at the Runner's Expo on Thursday and Friday.

Third on our list is the Cocktail Cool Down Pub Crawl, beginning at 7 p.m. at Liberty Steakhouse and making stops at various restaurants and bars around Broadway at the Beach.  We hear there will be promotions and giveaways throughout the night.  For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.