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Cottonmouth Beerlay Presented by Brewery 85

Sat September 28, 2019 Travelers Rest, SC US 29690

Cottonmouth 8 Mile Beerlay (Up to 4 person Relay)

$30 4:00PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT Registration Opens December 31, 2018 at 12:29pm EST

Cottonmouth 8 Mile (Individual)

$40 4:00PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT Registration Opens December 31, 2018 at 12:29pm EST

Rattlesnake 2 Mile (Individual)

$25 5:00PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT Registration Opens December 31, 2018 at 12:29pm EST

Neonate 2 Mile (KIDS ONLY)

$0 5:00PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT Registration Opens September 21, 2019 at 3:35pm EDT
The 2nd Annual Cottonmouth Beerlay will be one for the history books! We have literally combined two of the best things in the world... Drinking and Running. While not traditionally put together this chemistry experiment is bound to have some "explosive" results!
Drink- Run- Repeat. You and your friends will take turns running the magnificent Trail Blazer Park 2 Mile trail loop. Before each lap is run, you have the option to drink a 12-ounce beer for a 2 minute deduction off your lap time. Run solo, with your best friend, or on a team of 3 or 4 to complete the 8 Mile course. Beer option only available for those 21 and older. Your relay baton will be a full beer can. You must hold this can the entire race. (any team with a racer under 21, will hold a non-alchoholic object)


  • September 29th 2018 Trail Blazer Park in Travelers Rest Sc
  • Packet Pickup at Trailblazer park Ampitheatre starting at 3:00pm
  • 4:00pm - 8 Mile Cottonmouth Solo
  • 4:00pm - 8 Mouth (up to 4 person) Relay
  • 5:00pm - 2 Mile Rattlesnake Race

Race Course

  • The race course is at the new Trailblazer Park. The course includes a series of single track trails, wide grassy areas, a loop around our certified track, and a jaunt in the mossy woods. 


  • Trail Blazer Park - 235 Trailblazer Drive | Travelers Rest, SC


  1. Each competitor drinks four cans of beer and runs four laps (start - beer, then lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap - finish).
  2. Beer must be consumed before the lap is begun, within the transition area which is the 10 meter zone before the start/finish line at the park.
  3. The race begins with the drinking of the first beer in the last meter of the transition zone to ensure the competitors run the complete distance
  4. Beer will be provided Brewery 85. Hard ciders and lemonades will not suffice. The beer must be a fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malted cereal grains and flavored with hops.
  5. All relay runners must carry a full beer baton during the race to be exchanged to the next runner

Handicap: Along with a 2:00 minute time deduction for drinking beer, we are also implementing age graded deductions.

  • (Women): 10%
  • (15 and under) 5%
  • (40-45) 5%
  • (46-49) 5% + 1% for every year
  • (50-54) 14%
  • (55-59) 18%
  • (60-64) 21%
  • (65-69) 26%
  • (70+) 30%
**If you are part of the relay your age and gender handicap will be averaged among the number of relay members.

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When does registration close?
  • Registration closes online 24 Hours prior to the event


Do I need to bring my own beer? 
  • No, Brewery 85 will be providing us with the beer for the event. 


How many beers do I drink for my time deduction? 
  • Rattlesanke 2 Mile - While you do not HAVE to drink for your event if you drink the beer/soda prior to the 2 mile run you will be rewarded 2 minutes off your time. 
  • Cottonmouth 8 Mile - While you do not HAVE to drink for your event if you drink the beer/soda prior to each 2 mile lap you will be rewarded 2 minutes off your time. One beer is allowed per lap of the 4 lap race. The beer must be drank completely prior to the start of the next lap
  • Cottonmouth 8 Mile Relay - While you do not HAVE to drink for your event if you drink the beer/soda prior to your leg of the 2 mile run you will be rewarded 2 minutes off your time. If you are a 4 person team, each runner is given the opportunity to drink a beer prior to starting their two mile run. 


How many aid stations are there?
  • This race will have 1 aid station as the course is a 2 mile loop. The aid station will be positioned after the start/finish line. 


What is offered at the aid stations?
  • In general the aid station will have soda, water, tailwind for liquid nutrition and will have an assortment of pickles, cookies, crackers, electrobites, chips, and candy for solid nutrition. We will be offering a meal around noon for the 100 mile runners along with a pizza dinner Saturday evening after the race. 


What is the race cancellation policy?  
  • We have yet to cancel a race even in a rainstorm. We will give a 24 hour advanced notice of cancellation. 


What are the race swag items and finisher awards like? 
  • Beer and Giveaways from sponsors


How many participants are allowed? Is there a race cap? 
  • Our races have a 400 person cap. We do this to keep our trace down and our tight nit community up. As the race director I make every attempt to talk to every participant that I host at our events. Our volunteers are already working hard to make everyone happy as they enjoy their trail racing event. 


Can someone else get my packet if I am unable to the day before? 
  • Yes they may but the day of the race you must be present to get your gear. Also all shirts are now FINISHER shirts! If you sign up and are a no show or no finish no patch or shirt.


Can I get a refund or deferment?
  • No unfortunately. We plan ahead by purchasing insurance, food, bibs, patches, awards, shirts, and facility rentals. We will go ahead and donate your entry to our park system. Thank you


How do I become a vendor or sponsor?


Will there be bathrooms?
  • Yes the facility as a toilet and running water. 
  • There is an alternate bathroom in the woods with eco-friendly toilet paper. 


What is the course elevation and description?
  • Please see our tab about course description, course elevation, and course video to give you the best sense of the race atmosphere 


What is the address and how or where do I park?
  • Trailblazer Park - Address: 235 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 
  • Park in the main lot next to the pavilion but please keep parking open in front of the memorial by the flying flag


Can I register on race day?
  • Yes but the price is $10 higher than online pricing 
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235 Trailblazer Drive
Travelers Rest, SC US 29690
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