ABOUT THE 5 BEER 5K:
The 5Beer5K is a long distance runner’s twist on the Beer Mile — a well-documented race (see BeerMile.com) where the runner runs 4 laps of a 400 m. track and drinks 4 beers (see www.beermile.com/faq.beer#rules).
So the 5Beer5K is a similar concept. Start with a beer, run 1 kilometre — and do this a total of 5 times.
For those who haven’t done this race, the first thought is that you’ll get totally wasted within the half hour it typically takes to run 5 kilometres. But, in fact, most runners feel a bit tipsy by the end — but not drunk. The bigger issue is that runners feel bloated — exactly as if the runner had consumed 5 bottles of carbonated water or cola while running 5K.
Now, the amount of intoxication a half hour after the race is over can be a different story — particularly if the participants continue to imbibe which, based on past experience, is likely. So one of the first rules of the race is that participants must have a designated driver or be prepared to stay over.
Review all of the rules here and the race divisions here (which includes the 5Beer5K Relay, 2Beer5K, Wine, Shot, Scotch Flight and Lightweight divisions). Plus, see if you have what it takes to make it into the list of 100 top solo 5Beer5K World Record Holders!
DATE / TIME: We hold the 5Beer5K on a Friday night — typically on one of the last two weekends in August. For 2018, it will be held on Friday August 17 at the Vording’s place in southwest London. Get there for 7 PM
Starting gun goes at 7:30 for all divisions.
VENUE: We hold the 5Beer5K World Championships at a London Ontario area private property. The venue is announced typically around the start of July.
COST: FREE! (but you must sign a big honkin’ waiver!)