With Memorial Day Weekend behind us, summer is officially underway. That means it’s also officially racing and beer season. Here are seven beer runs to last you from the beginning to the end of summer.
Ecliptic Beer Mile
Date May 31
Location Ecliptic Brewery in Portland, Oregon
Description Drink a beer. Run a mile. Drink more beer. Runners start and finish the race at Ecliptic Brewing, where they receive one free beer before and after the race.
The Beer Relay
Date May 30 and July 18
Location Lyons, Colorado and Brevand, North Carolina
Description Take turns with your friends running a 5K trail loop. Run as many laps as possible in 6 hours, and the team with the most laps in 6 hours wins. But there’s a twist! Before each lap is run, you have the option to drink a 12 ounce Oskar Blues beer for 2 minutes off your lap time. The race can be run as a male, female or coed duo or teams of 3 or more. Top 3 in each category win 1 to 4 cases of Oskar Blues beer.
Newport 10 Miler
Date June 7, 2015
Location Newport, Rhode Island
Description The courses feature Newport’s scenic coastal views and end with entering historic Fort Adams, where runners will find free Harpoon Brewery beer.
N.E. Beer Mile
Date June 28
Description The Beer Mile comes to Minneapolis, sponsored by the Northeast Minneapolis Business Association to get to know the neighborhood.. This is a timed event following the beer mile rules. Drink a 12 oz can of beer, run a quarter mile. Repeat three more times.
Bottoms Up Beer Run
Date June 13
Location Wickham Park, Melbourne
Description The Bottoms Up Beer Run is a 4K that combines running (or walking) with five different home-brews along the race course. Participants can take four beer shots during the race, then finish with a full beer at the end.
Fredericton Beer Run
Date Aug 3
Location Fredericton, New Brunswick
Description 4Km, 6km and 12km run with beer samples from 15 (!) different breweries when you are finished running.
Beer Mile World Classic
Date August 22-23
Location San Francisco
Description John Markell was part of the team that formalized the official beer mile rules. James Nielsen is the current World Record Holder and only man under 5 minutes. Together, they are challenging the best in the world to come together in San Francisco to challenge and the US Beer Mile Team. The Elite Race has been dubbed the “Beer Mile of the Century.”