Of course, you’re going to drink a beer on National Beer Lovers Day. But you can make it more interesting by combining running with your beer. Here are seven ways you can celebrate your favorite day of the year.
Get running shoes with your suds
Run a beer mile
Four laps, four beers, one shot at glory. If you want to learn from a master, you can scrutinize the techniques and trials that are being experimented by elite runners like Lewis Kent. See him training up close, thanks to a new video by Canadian Running.
Juggle during a beer mile
If just running four laps while drinking four beers isn’t extreme enough for you, mix it up like Graydon Snider and juggle between beers. Bonus points if you can beat his time of 8 minutes, 34 seconds.
Find your trail
End your run with a Sufferfest Taper IPA or Epic Pilsner, which was created by two trail runner athletes. “Sufferfest Beer caters to people who love beer, and care about what they put in their bodies,” says CEO Caitlin Landesberg. “Simply put, we celebrate athletes.”
Join a run club
It started with the Hash House Harriers, a “drinking group with a running problem.” Today, you can find the Hashers worldwide as beer and running groups are exploding everywhere. Find a partial list here.
Turn a bar crawl into a run
Sign up for a BeerFit race
This coast-to-coast race series has everything from a beer mile distance to a “power hour.” See the upcoming cities and sign up at runbeerfit.com.