Race Preview: Inaugural BeerMi 1 Mile Run in Lebanon on September 20, 2015

lebanon_beer_mileIt's no surprise that I love beer (follow me on Untappd!) nearly as much as I love running. So any event that has "beer" in the title, I'm automatically intrigued. The city of Lebanon sits southeast of Salem, and actually puts on some solid running events given their size. They are in the process of opening the city's first brewery (Conversion Brewing) and have a sweet taphouse as well (Growler Cafe). So the Inaugural BeerMi 1 Mile Run, which combines beer with running AND supporting a great cause and you can count me in.

Obviously this isn’t one of those races you will PR (though if you haven’t done a Beer Mile yet, you will automatically PR!), nor is there a real race course to delve into. It’s not a “true” beer mile in the sense of needing to drink every quarter mile (and subsequently feeling terrible with each loop), but instead is more of a chug run you will down a pint and do an entire mile thereafter (Start at Growler Cafe, head south down 2nd Ave, circle around the Boys the Girls Club, and finish back at the Cafe).  

Afterwords, each participant will receive 2 12 ounce brews by Calapooia Brewing, as well as receive a race shirt and Growler Cafe gear. Check out the event on Facebook.


1st Annual BeerMi 1 Mile Run (Lebanon)

When: 1030am
Where: Growler Cafe
Register: Online here; $30 includes shirt, brewery sway, 2 12 ounce beers; Add $5 after September 18.


About Matt Rasmussen (1623 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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