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Take The Beer Runner Challenge

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I want you to start a runstreak.

I’m currently on Day 235 of my streak. Running has never felt easier, and beer has never tasted sweeter. It can be the same for you.

Part of it is physical. Running every single day has definitely made me stronger and more fit. I don’t remember when I ran as fast as the 5:43, 5:41 and 5:33 mile repeats that I completed last week.

But a huge component of this is mental. Knowing I’m going to run every day takes away the significant cognitive effort of thinking about if I’m going to exercise or not. I just do it, as the slogan says.

I’ve encouraged others to give it a try, and I’m overjoyed to see that people like my friend Mike are starting their own streaks.

Now I invite you to do the same.

I issued a challenge on Bolder’s website to run at least  one mile a day for at least five days. If 30 people accept and complete this challenge, I will run another dreaded Beer Mile.

But don’t do it to punish me. Do it for yourself. Hopefully one mile and five days is just the beginning. And you’ll definitely deserve beer if you take on this challenge.

Do you choose to accept this mission?

Click here and get started.

Cheers, and good luck!


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] draftmag.com.


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  • Chris Dels says:

    I’ve got a pretty good streak goin so I won’t take the beer runner challenge…

    But I was thinking I’d support your masochistic mission, by volunteering myself up to do a Beer Mile too.

    And when the day comes, I’ll be taking your advice on what beer to drink (provided we have it out here in Southeastern PA).


  • The Beer Runner says:

    Congrats on your streak, Chris! You can still sign up that you completed the challenge, and that will count toward the 30 people I need to run my beer mile – http://bolder.is/challenge/170/

  • Robin Cangie says:

    Rockin! This is an awesome challenge, and Bolder is so proud to be part of it! Here’s to another Beer Mile! :)

  • Mike bowers says:

    Day 1. 1.64 miles.

  • Tim Hampson says:

    Would you like a UK based beer writer to join the challenge?

  • The Beer Runner says:

    Yes yes! Sign up here: http://bolder.is/challenge/170/

  • Slow Ride says:

    I just finished at least 3 miles per day for 50 days (following a head on collision both vehicles travelling 50 mph and then weeks in the hospital) in good beer running style: http://1pumplane.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/london-2012-hash-trail-and-bupa-london-10k/

  • beer and racing says:

    I ran my own streak last week completing back to back to back local brewery beer runs just 2 days after running my first half marathon of the season.


    Tonight, I plan to run day 4 of 5 of The Beer Runner Challenge. Cheers and beers!

  • John says:

    Our Hash puts on a beer mile every summer here in Houston. You should come and run it with us.

  • toplessBcnFryer says:

    I’m on day 5 of #coast2coast. Running and drinking every day from Emerald Coast Beer Festival 2011 until the same event in 2012. 18 miles so far.

  • Rob Sullivan says:

    Just finished day 30 (and counting) of my running streak. Thanks for the motivation, Beer Runner!!

  • Rob Sullivan says:

    On day 140 of the runstreak. Haven’t missed a day yet! Thanks Beer Runner!

  • Sean says:

    I love beer and I love running. However, I am interested to find if people who have these run streaks have lost weight, gotten much fitter or faster (not fatter) during their streak. Would appreciate feedback, as it’s starting to warm up here in SW PA, and it’s time to get out again.

  • Run Your Destiny says:

    Like what you’re doing. It’s a simple equation, a good run = even better beer. Both running and beer are two essential things for relaxation and pleasure.

  • Rob Sullivan says:


    I’m on day 830 (2 years 3 months) of my runstreak. I don’t drink a beer EVERY day (sometimes it’s wine or whiskey instead:) Currently doing about 100 miles per month – at least a 5k a day.

    I’ve never been “fitter” in my life. About 30 pounds off my peak weight, and have held a steady weight +/- 5 pounds for the past year. Hardly get sick any more.

    I’m by no means “fast”, but have gotten way faster during the runstreak. Won my first 5k overall recently (21:35 / 6:56 pace). It was a small town race where nobody too competitive showed up. =]

    Hope you got out there and started running!

    Thanks, Beer Runner!!!

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