EDRRC - 3rd Annual Beer Mile

Sun November 19, 2023 Pawling, NY 12564 US Directions

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://edrrc.org.


2 Lakeside Drive
Pawling, NY US 12564


Eastern Dutchess Road Runners Club

3rd Annual Beer Mile

November 19th, 2023
1pm-3pm Rain or Shine






Registration closes 11/18
No Race Day Sign-ups 



BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer)



Please read all rules below or on our website and have the completed waiver the day of the Beer Mile.
We will not have any extra copies of the wavier on hand the day of the race.
Race starts at 1pm sharp so please arrive early to check in.

Link to Waiver and Rules 



2 Lakeside Dr 
Pawling, NY 12564


Beer Mile Rules 

Each competitor drinks 4 bottles or cans of beer and runs a 1 mile. (Start with chugging a beer, then run a 400m, then beer, then 400m, then beer, then 400m, then beer, then lap - finish).
Beer must be consumed before the lap begins within the transition areas. 
The race begins with competitors lined up on the mile starting line, drinking the first beer in the transition zone. This ensures competitors cover a complete mile. Competitors can walk/move in the transition area while drinking, but all beer must be consumed in the transition area before setting off to run a lap.
Competitors must drink bottled or canned beer that is no less than 355mL (12 Oz) in volume, which is the standard size in the USA and some other countries.
No specialized cans may be used that give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate (e.g. wide mouth bottles/cans).
Beer cans must not be tampered with in any manner. (e.g. no shotgunning, puncturing the can, squeezing the can, etc.). The only action allowed is opening the can with the tab at the top.
Beer must be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders, hard sodas, and other alcoholic sugary drinks will not suffice. The beer must be a fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malted cereal grains and flavored with hops.


Each beer bottle or can must not be opened until the competitor enters the transition zone on each lap.


Competitors who vomit before they finish the race must complete one penalty lap at the end of the race (immediately after the completion of their 4th lap). Vomiting more than once during the race still only requires one penalty lap at the end.
When attempting a performance for the official records, it is recommended to provide video evidence of the race and prove that all beer was sufficiently drank. This can be achieved by tipping the empty beer over your head after each chug to verify an empty vessel or by collecting the containers and pouring the contents into a measuring cup to prove there is less than 4oz of liquid/foam remaining total across all four beers. 

Handling of Alcohol on Town Property 

All alcohol must be checked upon arrival of the event and placed at designated areas.
Only bring the 4 Beers you are planning to consume. 
No additional alcohol permitted on town property.



All participants consuming alcohol must arrive and leave with a designated driver.
All participants must read, sign and date waiver along with their designated driver. Waiver can be downloaded from our website. Beer Mile Rules and Waiver  


Designated Driver

Designated drivers are not permitted to consume any alcohol before, during or after the event while on town property.
Designated drivers must read, sign and date participants waiver.


Beer Mile Categories 

Traditional Beer Mile – 5% ABV or more
Light Beer Mile – Less than 5% ABV
Cider Beer Mile - 5% ABV or more
NA Beer Mile - Non Alcoholic Beer 
Soda Mile – For the Designated Drivers and underage participants (Minimum age of 18)
Each category will be given a different color wrist band when you arrive.
Anyone competing in an category with alcohol we will be checking IDs. 


Beers on me? Beers on You!

The event will be BYOB.  We will NOT be providing any alcohol for any participants.  You most likely will want to run a beer mile drinking a beer you enjoy anyway.
Typically, beer comes in a 6 or 12 pack, so if competing with friends can go in on a pack together.


How it will work.

Each category will have their own race start.  Depending on number of entries there will be multiple heats for each race as well.
There will be table(s) set up in the “Transition area” of each lap where runners can set up beer for the race. 
When the race starts runners, drink first beer in the transition area before starting lap one. They then consume subsequent beers in the transition area of each lap after until the end of the mile.


Clean Up

This is a carry in and carry out event. At the end of the race all garbage and can must be taken with you.


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