Cleveland Beer Mile

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Beer Mile


Link to 2019 event:

You may register in person starting at 11am! Spots are still open.

A Beer Mile - 4 Laps, 4 Beers, and a chance at glory. We are changing up the medals, doctoring up the shirts, and going all out for our annual beer mile. We are just missing one thing- you.

Pre-register - Save $5 instantly by sharing at check out until July 18.

*You may register on race day. Check out the rules here:

Date: August 18, 2018 from 11am - 5pm

Discount: Save $5 instantly by sharing at check out

Wave Times: Selected at checkout

Location: Cleveland Velodrome, 5033 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44127

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up -

  • Friday, August 17 at Masthead from 4 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Race Day, August 18 starting at 11 AM.


  • Finisher ‘Survival’ Medal Bottle Opener
  • Official Fitted T-Shirt
  • Timed race (we are still all about fun but with a competitive twist!)
  • Prizes and giveaways all day!
  • Food truck on site
  • Beer for donation on site
  • After party at Masthead Brewery


  • Stein hold
  • 6 pack swap w/ fellow beer milers
  • Brewer's Relay (at 1:40 PM)
  • Donut mile (at 12:55 PM)
  • You Run, I Chug Relay
  • Frog Hop
  • Corn Hole
  • Keg Hug


This event is BYOB. Pick your favorite.


  • Each competitor drinks four cans (or bottles) of beer and run 4 laps around the 400 meter course. The sequence is 1st BEER, 1st LAP, 2nd BEER, 2nd LAP, 3rd BEER, 3rd LAP, 4th BEER, 4th LAP, and FINISH.
  • Beer must be consumed in the ‘Chug Zone’ before each lap begins. The ‘Chug Zone’ is a 10 meter long zone before the start/finish line.
  • If a competitor violates any rule then they must run a ‘Victory Lap’ which consists of an additional lap following their 4th lap WITHOUT having to drink another beer. If they BLATANTLY violate any rule, they are disqualified.
  • Everyone is on the SAME playing field. Women and men drinkthe same size and quantity of beer.
  • Competitors can choose between four 12oz cans or four 12oz bottles.
  • Beers may not be tampered with or have any ‘advantageous’ design. This includes but is not limited to wide mouth cans, shot-gunning orpuncturing, straws, funnels, or yak piss.
  • Beers must be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume to keep within the standard Beer Mile rules. No Hard Ciders and Lemonades- those can be enjoyed after.
  • Each beer can or bottle MUST NOT BE OPENED until the competitor has entered the ‘Chug Zone’ for that given lap.

Price Increases

Pre-register - Save $5 instantly by sharing at check out until July 18.

  • Solo - $25
  • 2 Person - $42
  • 4 Person - $64
  • Brewer's Relay - $4

Race Day

  • Solo - $30
  • 2 Person - $50
  • 4 Person - $70

Race Day Timeline (UPDATED w/ NEW TIMES)

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  • 11:00 AM - Registration and Packet Pick Up
  • 11:45 AM - Mimosa Mile
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Open Waves
  • 12:55 PM - Donut Mile (FREE to join)
  • 1:10 PM - Two-Person Relay
  • 1:40 PM - Masthead Brewer's Relay ($4 & includes beverage)
  • 2:00 PM - Elite Wave
  • 2:30 PM - Four-Person Relay
  • 2:50 PM - You Run, I Chug Relay
  • 3:00 - Open Waves (late sign ups and as needed)

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