On Father’s Day, June 18th, 2017, HSRC will host their very first Beer Mile…well, at least their first “official” beer mile where we will crown both a male and female champion. For those unfamiliar with what a beer mile actually is, each competitor drinks four beers and runs four laps, alternating between the two (see below for a complete list of rules) to complete one full mile.
Our friends at Carolina Brewing Company will be supplying the beer for race participants to drink during competition. We’ve chosen the Carolina Pale Ale (5.1% ABV) for this event as it meets the required ABV%.
Registration is just $25 and participants must register by June 8th to be guaranteed a shirt! Be sure to follow the Facebook event/page for the latest announcements.
When: June 18th, 2017 (Father’s Day)
Time: Check-in/Registration from 11:00 am – 12:45 pm; Race Start @ 1:00 pm
Location: Carolina Brewing Company – 140 Thomas Mill Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540
Please note, REGISTRATION WILL BE CAPPED!!! Once we reach our cap, registration will close.
As with all our HSRC races, proceeds from the Beer Mile will go towards supporting HSRC charitable activities.
Ed Mitchell’s Q on Wheels
Celebrity Chef and Head Pitmaster, Ed Mitchell will be serving up his famous smoked meats onsite immediately following the race!
Official HSRC Beer Mile Rules:
- Each competitor drinks four 12oz of beers and runs four laps (start – beer, then lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap – finish).
- Beer must be consumed before the lap is begun, within the designated transition area before the start/finish line.
- The race begins with the drinking of the first beer in the transition zone to ensure the competitors run a complete mile.
- Competitors must drink a 12oz (355 ml) beer.
- Beer must be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders and lemonades will not suffice. The beer must be a fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malted cereal grains and flavored with hops.
- Each beer assigned to future laps can not be tampered with 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). Note: Vomiting more than once during the race still requires only one penalty lap at the end.