Altoona Palooza Beer Mile

Altoona, IA, USA
26 Aug, 2023 (Sat)


1 mi

About the event

Four beers. One mile. 

The Altoona Palooza Beer Mile will take place on Saturday August 26th.  Overall participant count will be capped at 100 for logistics.

Run, Drink, Repeat! This is a one-mile fun run for runners who enjoy beers. Drink a beer, run/walk/jog (or skip, crawl, whatever you want) your way a quarter mile around the designated route and repeat three more times.

There will be opportunities for those who do not wish to consume beer.  We will have a Chocolate Milk Mile followed by a Non Alcoholic Beer Mile.  There are both an open (fun run) division and championship division (competitive running for faster times) for individuals.  This is to help separate people out.  If you want to move divisions day of no problem.

Chocolate Milk and beer will be provided as part of your registration fee.  Do not bring your own beer for the run as we must obtain from the Altoona Palooza distributor.

Volunteers are also needed.

Races will begin at 10:00 am.  A final schedule of events will be posted on August 26th.  Each race will have 10-15 entries. The event will conclude with two sections of elite Beer Milers. The event will be capped at 100 entries.  Relay events can be comprised of 2 to 4 runners.

There will be prizes for first, second and third place in the competitive division and the relay division.  

Schedule(subject to change)
10:00 AM - Chocolate Milk Mile/Non Alcoholic Beer Mile Section 1

10:20 AM- Beer Mile Open Division Section 1

10:40 AM- Beer Mile Relay Division Section 1

11:00 PM- Beer Mile Championship Division Section 1

Beer Mile Official Rules
1.Each competitor drinks four cans or bottles of beer and runs four laps around a 400m route (start with chugging a beer, then run a lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap - finish). 

2. Beer must be consumed before the lap begins within the transition area. The transition area is the 9-meter zone between the waterfall starting line for a mile race and the finish line of the route. Relay teams must not start opening their beverage before the other runner enters the transition area.

3.The race begins with competitors lined up on the mile starting line, drinking the first beer in the transition zone described in the step above. This ensures competitors cover a complete mile. Competitors can walk/move in the transition area while drinking, but all beer must be consumed in the transition area before setting off to run a lap.

4. Women also drink four beers and run four laps (some past rule lists only required ladies to drink three beers).

5. Competitors must drink canned or bottled beer that is no less than 355mL (12 Oz) in volume, which is the standard can/bottle size in the USA and some other countries.

6. No specialized cans or bottles may be used that give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate (e.g. wide mouth bottles/cans).
Beer cans must not be tampered with in any manner. (e.g. no shotgunning, puncturing the can, squeezing the can, etc.). The same applies for bottles - no straws or other aids allowed that speed up the pouring process. The only action allowed is opening the can with the tab at the top or twisting off the bottle cap of a bottle.

7. Beer must be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders, hard sodas, and other alcoholic sugary drinks will not suffice. The beer must be a fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malted cereal grains and flavored with hops.

8. Each beer can/bottle must not be opened until the competitor enters the transition zone on each lap.

9. 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). Vomiting more than once during the race still only requires one penalty lap at the end.

Every beer mile competitor MUST be over 21 years of age. Designated drivers or use of public transportation is highly encouraged. Identification will be checked at packet pickup.

Persons under 21 years old may participate in the Chocolate Milk Mile. 

Races offered by this event

1 Mile

26 Aug, 2023 (Sat) - 10:00
1 mi
On site


26 Aug, 2023 (Sat) - 10:00
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