Can you run a mile? Can you drink beer? Can you run a mile and drink beer at the same time? Register now for this epic test of stamina and stomach.There are a variety of categories, including:
Men’s Elite (<8 minute Beer Mile) (field limited to first 15 registered)
Women’s Elite (<8 minute Beer Mile) (field limited to first 15 registered)
Mixed Open (2 Men, 2 Women)
Men’s Elite (<8 minute Beer Mile)
Women’s Elite (<8 minute Beer Mile)
“Open” means you cannot run a Beer Mile in under 8 minutes.
“Elite” means you can run a Beer Mile in under 8 minutes.
Being from Salem, I was actually unaware that Oaks Park had an indoor track that measure 16 laps/mile. I imagine that the combination of an indoor experience will yield an electric and loud atmosphere, as will the ability to see participants from a variety of different genders and capabilities attempting to keep their stomachs from churning. Also, who knew that there were actually 7 rules to running a Beer Mile?!
In the Beer Mile Championships, each runner competitor must drink four 12 oz. cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon over the course of the event. PBR makes this thing infinitely “more difficult” in my opinion (I feel I could do this with Boneyard RPM no problem). This is broken down by drinking one to start the race and one after every 4 laps. Any vomiting will incur a one lap penalty at the end of the mile.
The field is limited to the first 75 individuals and 30 teams across all races. However, many slots are already filled, so register ASAP individually or as a relay team if you are considering. The first race starts at 6pm and continues until around 9pm. Check out the schedule here.
Individual fees are $35 and relay teams are $25/per person. There is also a $5 for spectators. However, if you want to see the madness, yet know better than to participate yourself, there is also a request for volunteers.
All proceeds benefit Achon Uganda Children’s Fund.