Local Brewery & Running Shop Bring ‘Beer Mile’ Back to Durham The Bull City Beer Mile returns to Durham Central Park on April 29th in Durham. A “beer mile” is most often held as an unofficial race, typically happening under the radar among runner friends by the cover of nightfall at local tracks. However, thanks to an effort by The Glass Jug Beer Lab and Bull City Running Company, the people of Durham ran their first official timed beer mile last spring, complete with timed results, race bibs, and medals for the winners. And, of course, a commemorative beer.
The race last year sold out early and was a huge success so they are bringing it back for a second year with some updates to the heat schedule to allow for more runners to compete in a more seamless event. Discounted early registration is now open for individuals and relay teams. This event will sell-out again so get signed up now before it is too late.
The race, consisting of drinking a 12-ounce beer before each of four 0.25-mile laps, will again be held at Durham Central Park on Saturday, April 29, with groups of runners taking off every 20-30 minutes throughout the afternoon. Runners can complete the 1-mile course as individuals or as part of either a 2- or 4-person relay team in this chip-timed event.
Bull City Running Co. will be providing chip timing services and managing the race logistics. The Glass Jug Beer Lab will be providing the beer for the race and organizing the festival in the park that will coincide with the running.
The festivities will include several local food trucks throughout the afternoon for spectators and runners alike. DJ Gummy (Devareo George) will serve as the race emcee and DJ throughout the afternoon, and the party will continue in the park even after the last laps are completed. The Glass Jug will be serving 8 of their beers in the park, and runners and spectators will be able to enjoy beer and other beverages from The Glass Jug’s taproom in the park throughout the event.
All participants in the race will receive a commemorative Bull City Beer Mile beer glass. Additional commemorative merchandise, including cans of the official Beer Mile beer, an American Lager called “RUN DRM,” will be for sale in the park throughout the event.
Register to Run the Beer Mile https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Durham/BullCityBeerMile