WHAT IS A BEER MILE?
Simply put it is a way to combine two passions into one event with both a competitive and fun/crazy/wild aspect. Participants will consume 4x12 ounces of beer while also completing a full mile a quarter mile at a time. We provide the beer and it will be our 1888 Blonde. No substitutions.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Participants will have chosen a wave (35 max) to compete in. To begin 12 ounces of beer are consumed, as soon as the beer is empty a quarter mile is run. At the end of the quarter mile another beer is downed, until 4 beers and 4 laps are completed.
FOR ADDED FUN - EVERYONE WILL RUN INTO THE BUILDING ON THE TAIL END OF THE QUARTER MILE LOOP WHERE THE BEER IS BREWED AND THEN THROUGH THE TAPROOM BEFORE EXITING THE BUILDING TO THE BEER CONSUMPTION AREA
ROOT BEER MILE
We will offer one wave up up to 50 people of any age who either cannot drink beer due to age or simply do not drink beer. Rules will be similar.
PARTICIPATE ON A TEAM - beer mile only
Anyone can create a team of 4 people. First, decide on 3 other crazy friends/family/coworkers who will do this with you. Next, create a really fun team name, then pick a "Captain" who will sign up first create a team during registration. Once the team name is registered, other members of the team sign up individually. On the screen that asks about teams choose "Join existing team." Search for your team and click, it is that simple. Everyone will run the full mile individually and don't have to be in the same wave. Time's will be aggregated and there will be prizes for the top 3 teams.
To insure safety and fairness the following rules/guidelines are part of the event:
- Beer drinkers must present an ID showing they are 21 by race day.
- Everyone must choose a wave to participate in and waves may not be changed. Each wave has a maximum of 35 participants.
- Participants must wear the official race bib that has a timing chip attached the back of the bib.
- Beer must be 100% consumed before starting any lap. Participants will place the can or cup over the head. Not empty? 15 second penalty.
- If a participant cannot complete a beer at any time that ends the race for that participant.
- There is a 20 minute time limit to complete the mile.
- Participants that are judged by race officials to be too impaired to safely complete the event will be required to stop.
- Hooting, hollering, cheering and belching are not only allowed - it is highly encouraged.
- Puking, upchucking, spewing and so on is to be directed to one of the garbage cans specifically placed for that purpose. It will happen.
- Participants need to have a designated driver from the event home.
OVERALL MALE AND FEMALE - Free Mug Club Card or one free pizza and a nice award to show off to your friends and family.
AGE GROUP - 1st - 3rd place. One free beer token good for any day in 2020 and something to show off.
BEER MILE - 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over
ROOT BEER MILE - 17 & under, 18-29, 30 & over
Overall winners will win a prize.
ABOUT THE RACE DIRECTOR
Dave Lipinski founded and owned Trekman Racing in Cedar Falls, IA and moved to Loveland 2 years ago. Dave brings 21 years of race directing/timing experience with him. He has directed just shy of 100 events (5k's, 10k's, half marathon's, mud runs, mountain bike races, Gran Fondo's) and provided timing/organizing services to over 300 events in the Midwest. In 2013 one of the event's Dave created, the Park to Park half marathon, was named one of the top 26 races in the USA by Runner's World Magazine. Dave helped create the Singlespeed Brewery Beer Mile in Waterloo, IA and had so much fun doing it the opportunity to do it again brings a lot of joy to Dave. Along with his wife Suzy, Dave is part of the ownership team at 5030 Local and takes great pride in the quality of beer and food provided. Questions about this event? Send an email to: Trekman51@gmail.com