GAF Beer Mile

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August 29, 2020

Join us for the area’s official Beer Mile event at the German American Festival. Participants will run a total of 1 mile and consume a total of 4 beers. Along with the beer mile event, we will also a offer mini mile. Each participant can choose to run a 1/4 mile, but consume 2 beers. 


Drink a beer, run a quarter mile.
Drink a beer, run a quarter mile.
Drink a beer, run a quarter mile.
Drink a beer, run a quarter mile.

Four beers, one mile.

Tentative Schedule

We will offer heats throughout the day beginning at 2pm, with the final wave running at 4pm.

2:00 — Open Beer mile
2:20 — Open Beer mile
2:45 — Mini Beer mile

3:00 — Open Beer mile
3:20 — Open Beer mile
3:45 — Mini Beer mile

4:00 — Open Beer mile
4:20 — Open Beer mile
4:45 — Mini Beer mile

Limited Registration is Available

The first 50 people to register will receive premium pricing. There is a limit of 30 people per wave. 

Beer Mile Rules

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.
3. The race begins with the drinking of the first beer in the last meter of the transition zone.
4. Women also drink four beers in four laps.
5. Competitors must drink canned beer and the cans should not be less than 355ml (the standard can volume) or 12oz (the imperial equivalent). The GAF Beer Mile will use Labatt Beer.
6. No specialized cans or bottles may be used that give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate. ie “super mega mouth cans” or “wide mouth bottles” are prohibited.
7. Beer cans must not be tampered with in any manner, ie. no shotgunning or puncturing of the can except for opening the can by the tab at the top.
8. Beer must be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume.
9. Each beer can must not be opened until the competitor enters the transition zone on each lap.
10. 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). Note: Vomiting more than once during the race still requires only one penalty lap at the end. * It is strongly recommended, when attempting official records, to tip the empty beer can or bottle over your head at the end of a chug to verify an empty vessel.

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-08-24


Beer Mile

August 29, 2020 (Saturday) - 13:00
1 mile

Mini Mile

August 29, 2020 (Saturday) - 13:00
400 meters

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