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Oskar Blues hosts beer relay

Oskar Blues hosts what they are calling the first "endurance drinking and trail running race."


It’s shaping up to the summer of beer miles, with everywhere from San Francisco to Raleigh getting in on the action.

But on the trails of Colorado and North Carolina, a mile is just getting started.

Coming up on  July 18, Oskar Blues hosts what they are calling the first “endurance drinking and trail running race” in Lyons, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina. (This is the second race, the first was on May 30.)

The Beer Relay consists of six hours (!) of trail running around a 5K trail loop overlooking waterfalls and Rocky Mountains.

Teams of two (male, female or co-ed) or three or more will take turns running as many laps as possible in the allotted time. The teams that run the most laps win cases of Oskar Blues beer.

But there’s a twist.

Before each lap, runners have the option to drink a 12 ounce Oskar Blues beer for 2 minutes off their lap time.

To ensure safety, the staff has the authority to run a sobriety/balance check on any participant if there is reason to believe a participant is over-intoxicated.

If you were to run this, what would your strategy be?

The event will be part of the larger Burning Can festival, which is like Burning Man with active sports and 50+ canned craft breweries.

Get more info here.


Tim Cigelske is DRAFT's Beer Runner. (Beer Run•ner [noun]: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ex. "John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He's a total beer runner.”) Follow Tim on Twitter @TheBeerRunner, and email him at beerrunner [at]

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