Rules, Regulations & Nonsense

Four Laps. Four Beers. One Mile. Drink a beer, run a quarter mile, repeat.

Never heard of a Beer Mile? For complete Beer Mile Competition Rules please click here.

All participants must have a registered Designated Driver. Designated drivers receive free entry to the event! Designated drivers receive special wrist bands and are not permitted to drink alcohol at the event.

You must be 21 years of age to participate. This includes designated drivers. No exceptions.

Each participant will receive the following:

  • Event shirt
  • Finishers “medal”
  • And of course, the required beer for the beer mile.

Cost: Must include the name of your Designated Driver during registration! Designated drivers receive free entry to the event!

Individual & Relay Options

  • Through April 15 – $30
  • April 16 through April 30 – $35
  • May 1 through Race Day – $45

Official Race Merchandise will be available for purchase.

Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Lewis Center May 16-17th during normal business hours. Race day packet pickup begins at 12:00pm on May 18th at Olentangy River Brewing Company.

Beer Mile Heats: When registering you will be asked to provide an estimated finish time. If you don’t know, Guess. Don’t be too overzealous with your guessing or you’ll be in a heat with people who may slap you on the tail end when they lap you. There is an elite heat that will put the best of the best head-to-head!

Times for heats are as listed below: Olentangy Beer Mile will place participants in heats based on estimated finish times entered during registration.

  • Heat 1 1:00pm
  • Heat 2 1:20pm
  • Heat 3 1:40pm
  • Heat 4 2:00pm
  • Heat 5 2:20pm
  • Heat 6 2:40pm “Women’s Elite”
  • Heat 7 3:00pm “Elite”

Awards: Everyone gets a finisher’s “medal” of sorts. There may be additional awards. There may not be. You’ll know you won an additional award if you are handed one.

Event is held rain or shine.

No registration refunds of transfers will be offered.

Olentangy River Brewing Company will be serving up their best-selling brews.

Don’t be dumb! All participants are expected to act like adults. Come with a designated driver. Know your limits. Be a good human. Olentangy Beer Mile reserves the right to deny admittance or remove you from the event if causing a disturbance. There are no rules requiring you to drink alcoholic beverages on the course or at any point in the event.