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The YYC Fall Classic Beer Mile Invitational
Sat, October 22, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM MDT
You've heard of it. You may have even watched it. And now is your chance to do it.
Welcome to the first annual Fall Classic YYC Beer Mile Invitational in support of the Inspire Sport Project. This October challenge yourself to do the undoable with four beers and four laps of a 400m track for one full beer mile.
Sign up as a an individual or a team of two and join us for this amazing event where we will have competitors running in heats of 16 every 30 minutes from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, followed by an afterparty at National on 10th. We'll have transportation taking competitors to and from our secret track location where the event takes place!
This event is an invitational, open to members and invited guests only.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We will have buses transporting participants to and from our secret track location from National on 10th at 10:45am and returning at 2:30pm.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No keys and no outside drinks will be allowed at the event. Your entry includes the beer needed to complete your beer mile in high flying style and we will take care of the transportation to and from the secret track location. Just bring your runners, probably an emptyish stomach and your die hard grit.
Can spectators come watch?
At the moment this event is only open to race participants. Based on demand and transportation room we may add a spectator ticket option. Friends are welcome to join us for the after party at National on 10th starting around 2pm.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach the organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Due to the nature of the event, we do require that the registration on the ticket matches the attendee.
Where are the proceeds going?
Proceeds from the event will go towards the Inspire Sport Project which upcycles and recycles sporting equipment, and transports them to community to elite level athletes in underserved and underprivledged communities in Canada and abroad.
What are the official beer mile rules?
1. Each competitor drinks four cans of beer and runs four laps, ideally on a track (start - beer, then lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap - finish).
2. Beer must be consumed before the lap is begun, within the transition area which is the 10 meter zone before the start/finish line on a 400m track.
3. The race begins with the drinking of the first beer in the last meter of the transition zone to ensure the comptitors run a complete mile (1609 meters).
4. Women also drink four beers in four laps (past rule lists only required ladies to drink three beers).
5. Competitors must drink canned beer and the cans should not be less than 355ml (the standard can volume) or 12oz (the imperial equivalent). Bottles may be substituted for cans as long as they are at least 12 oz (355 ml) in volume.
6. No specialized cans or bottles may be used that give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate. ie "super mega mouth cans" or "wide mouth bottles" are prohibited.
7. Beer cans must not be tampered with in any manner, ie. no shotgunning or puncturing of the can except for opening the can by the tab at the top. The same applies with bottles - no straws or other aids are allowed in order to aid in the speed of pouring.
8. Beer must be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders and lemonades will not suffice. The beer must be a fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malted cereal grains and flavored with hops. For an abbreviated list of valid beers and exceptions, click here.
9. Each beer can must not be opened until the competitor enters the transition zone on each lap.
10. Competitors who vomit before they finish the race must complete one penalty lap at the end of the race (immediately after the completion of their 4th lap). Note: Vomitting more than once during the race still requires only one penalty lap at the end. * It is strongly recommended, when attempting official records, to tip the empty beer can or bottle over your head at the end of a chug to verify an empty vessel.