Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is hosting the first annual "Chug and Chunk Triathlon".  The event is an opportunity for contestants to publicly demonstrate their pottery prowess in a whacky, lighthearted competition.  Contestants must complete three mug themed events. "chug" 12 ounces of a beverage out of a mug, "throw" a mug on a pottery wheel, and "chunk" the same mug for distance.  The overall winner in the women's and men's category will each receive 200 pounds of medium-fire clay.  Those interested in registering for the event may do so online by visiting the guild's website:   The cost for entry is $10 and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Space is limited to the first eight who register per category.  You must be 21 or older to enter.  The Chug and Chunk Triathlon will take place on Sunday, November 9th from 2 p.m. -- 5 p.m. at Lumina Wine and Beer located at 152 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro.  The event is free and the public is invited to view the competition from Lumina's grandstand.  For more information contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399.

The Randolph Arts Guild's Chug & Chunk Triathlon is a partner program with the organization's "Mugapalooza" pottery mug exhibition scheduled for November 2014 in the Sara Smith Self Gallery.  Mugapalooza is a celebration of the mug and will feature many area potters.  The opening reception for this exhibition is on Tuesday, November 4th from 5:30 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m.  The reception is free and the public is invited to attend.