Tap 'N' Run is all about friends and teams, hilarious costumes and amusing group concepts, responsible entertainment and leave-the-kids-at-home-and-let-off-some steam. Tap 'N' Run is about drinking some beer, doing some running/walking/skipping/hopping/potato-sack-racing and having a ridiculously good time!
Tap 'N' Run is an extremely short race, only 4 kilometers or 2.5 miles, which anyone can complete within an hour. Multiple 'chug stations' are strategically placed at the Start and on the race route where participants get to indulge in 5 ounces of beautiful beer on a trek to the Finish Line where a full brew awaits! In addition to an awesomely unique experience, every participant receives a sweet Finisher's medal (that doubles as a bottle opener…no, really), a race t-shirt, sunglass, a koozie & other free swag!
Tap 'N' Run is all about having a damn good time with your friends, family & selected randoms (yes, that's an oxymoron). You MUST be 21 years of age by race day to participate and all beer chugging is 100% optional (water will be available at all chug stations). All participants MUST have valid IDs available upon check-in which will be reviewed by law enforcement agents. No valid ID = no race.
Costumes & Extracurricular Activities
Barely Breathing – You've made it this long because of your diehard commitment to beer, so why stop now! While we haven't seen any triple-digit participants yet, we've certainly had Tappers over the age of 98! Celebrate your old geezer-ness with Tap 'N' Run!
Belching Contest – Which one of you manly women (or womanly men) can burp the loudest and longest?
Best ….stache (Real & Fake categories) – An otherwise normal moustache that somehow manages to do nothing but make its owner look seedy.
Biggest Party – Simple, the biggest team (qualified by number of team members) will be crowned champions of the Beer World! (Note: 'Biggest Team' does not apply to the most number of drunk teammates or largest shit show…we know there may be plenty of these)
Drunkest Duo – Husband & wife, significant other, your BFF, friend-with-benefits, wing man or "that's my girl!", whomever is your key sidekick, we want see why you two yahoos have what it takes to be crowned our craziest pair (dance routines encouraged)!
Most Original Team Concept – Star Wars, Jabbawockeez, Dukes of Hazzard, Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure, The Beatles, Double Dare, American Gladiators, Barbie & Ken, Fun Dip Sticks, The Fratelli's, Space Balls, NBA JAM, Larry Bird's Celtics, INXS, Saved By the Bell…oh my you guys are going to have a good time with this category!
Most Original Team Name – No description needed, put your brilliant minds to work.
We Wear Short Shorts – Worn by runners because they are 'supposed' to make you run faster (note: these are not bikini bottoms, these are true shorts of all different shapes, sizes and colors…that are short, of course)
Think you have the costume or skillz to wow us? Make sure to stick around after the race for our Awards & After Party, when we'll crown winners in each category above.
Packet Pick-Up & Check-In
Every participant will need to pick-up their bib, timing chip, t-shirt and other important information before the race begins at the designated Packet Pick-Up location. On Friday, April 18 we will have Packet Pick-up at a location and time TBD. Saturday's Packet Pick-up will take place from 1p-4:30p at BB King's (152 2nd Ave N, 37201). Every participant will also need to have their ID checked before the race to receive a wristband allowing them to consume beer on the race route. No exceptions.
Each runner will be assigned a race wave. Waves will start every five minutes, with the first at 5:00 PM. Don't worry, we won't split up your team! Category Chug By Date Price to Tap
Pre-Game Until 2/22/14 $40
Bar Star 2/23/14 - 3/22/14 $45
Fasionably Late 3/23/14 - 4/12/14 $50
Closing Time 4/13/14 - Race Start! $55
VOLUNBEERS: Not wanting to race, but still wanting to be part of the fun? Volunbeer (see that? wordplay!) for Tap 'N' Run! We will have volunteer opportunities the day before and the day of the race. The day before the race, you will help with Packet Pick-Up by handing out T-shirts, timing chips, and race bibs. On the day of the race, there are opportunities to help with course setup, late registration and Packet Pick-Up, and at our Chug Stations handing out beer. As a volunteer, you'll receive:
A JAM Active volunbeer t-shirt
Meal(s) while you are volunteering
Access to the event After Party/Awards
A free beer at the After Party
The best view in the house for all the Tap 'N' Run shenanigans
Saturday, April 19
- 9 am – 1 pm
- Event Set-up at Start & Finish
- A more physically demanding volunteer position, as you will be lifting barriers and equipment from our trucks.
- Meet at 2nd Ave N outside BB King’s (152 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201)
- 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
- Registration support, handing out bib numbers, t-shirts, and other participant items
- Once the race begins, you can move over and help with the finish line handing out medals/beer if you would like (just say that you would like to help with the race too when you e-mail me)
- Meet inside BB King’s (152 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201)
- 3 pm – 7:30 pm
- Event support (passing out beer, helping guide runners along course, assisting with waves at the start line)
- We also need one person who is good with computers who can play our music for our Emcee (we’ll have an iTunes playlist set up for you)
- Breakdown of chug stations and start/finish lines
- Meet at Start Line on 2nd Ave N outside BB King’s (152 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201)