The Beer Mile

This is a highly competitive track event called "The Beer Mile." The details of this event are quite unique. Competitors actually drink beer while they race. Which means, yes, drinking beer while running! I wanted to know how these two activities go together. I found this pretty interesting being a runner myself, although the thought of consuming beer while running doesn’t exactly quench my thirst. I know beer is offered usually after races, but during the run? Certainly you will need a designated driver after running the Beer Mile.

There are official rules for this race of course. Each runner must drink one can of beer before every lap on the track (4 laps). Every beer must be in a standard container and consumed before every quarter mile. Runners receive penalty laps if they do not keep the liquid inside of them before finishing. The mile record is close to 5 minutes flat. Here are the official rules:

The Beer Mile Official Rules
The Beer Mile Info

Here is one of the many Beer Miles caught on video:

Cheers!

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3 Comments

  • Free Hal Turner July 26, 2009 @ 10:29pm

    lol. The sight of all that bud light almost made me puke…..

  • TK July 27, 2009 @ 7:52pm

    poor choice to represent a true beer mile. Gotta be a closed container, not draft beer that is much easier to chug & stomach. the following vid has a better mix of talent, comedy and horror. prepare yourself.

    Beer Mile 2007

  • Hannah July 29, 2009 @ 11:22am

    TK – thanks for passing along the link! love it 🙂

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