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Test your skills in an axe-throwing competition at Urban Axes

By Stephanie Levin

If Mondays generally make you feel like throwing sharp objects, this Monday is your lucky day: there’s an axe-throwing tournament in town.

The competition is the product of a match made in heaven between local lumberjack (and jackie!) go-to Urban Axes and the Movember Foundation, which encourages dudes to grow out their beards throughout the month of November to raise awareness around a variety of men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.

Half of all ticket sales will support the Movember Foundation, which also hopes to use the event to encourage physical activity and champion the sporting of ’staches of all shapes, styles and colors.

So throw on your flannel, warm up those arms and hit up Urban Axes on Monday, October 23 from 6:30 to 9:30pm. If you’ve never been, Urban Axes is located in a warehouse in Kensington, where they’ve hosted axe-chucking since last year. You’ve probably seen some photos and Boomerangs taken there on Instagram.

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Tickets are available until October 20 in limited quantities for experienced and novice axe-throwing adults (21 and older). You can purchase those here. Registration is $40, and includes food, wine and beer, and prizes for champion throwers.

Mustachioed individuals are encouraged, but not required, for participation in the tournament. Closed-toe shoes, however, are a must.

RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the best Philadelphia breweries for some post axe-throwing libations.

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