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Whippets Root Beer Mile

The Root Beer Mile will take place AFTER our regular Thursday night track workout.

In a Beer Mile, competitors drink a can of beer, then run a quarter mile, then repeat three more times so that they ingest 48 ounces of liquid and cover 5280 feet of track. See full description here: http://www.beermile.c...

If you want to do this with REAL beer, or some other carbonated beverage, please bring your own (4 cans, minimum 12 ounces). Optionally, if you want to do it with root beer or another non-alcoholic carbonated beverage, you are very welcome to join us.

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  • sam b.

    Beer Mile was blast y'all!
    Shameless Plug Alert: Enjoy your beers last night? Come brew a few next Saturday afternoon. Snacks beers and brewing - it's a BrewTorial! http://brewtorial.brownpapertickets.com for tickets.
    FB event:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/341457352656237/

    3 · October 18, 2013

  • Ned C.

    Anybody wanna go out for drinks tonight?

    October 18, 2013

  • David P.

    For those participating tonight, who are curious as to the content of local law:

    NY Code Section[masked] - “Consumption of Alcohol on Streets Prohibited” ( also known as “Open Container Violation” or “Consumption of Alcohol in Public”)

    b. No person shall drink or consume an alcoholic beverage, or possess, with intent to drink or consume, an open container containing an alcoholic beverage in any public place except at a block party, feast or similar function for which a permit has been obtained.

    . . .

    e. Any person who shall be found to have violated any of theprovisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars ($25) or imprisonment of up to five (5) days, or both, or pursuant to the provisions of the family court act of the state of New York where applicable.

    2 · October 17, 2013

    • Michael A.

      haha - "not guilty your Honor". always plead not guilty, wilson...

      October 18, 2013

    • Wilson

      Now you tell me.

      October 18, 2013

  • Simon D

    I've rarely been prouder of my team than I was tonight. Well done ladies and gentlemen, well done.

    October 17, 2013

    • Wilson

      Scott was right! It was so much fun!

      October 18, 2013

  • Wilson

    I may cheat with 3 cans of sprite and 1 can of beer. :-) Not sure I would survive otherwise.

    October 15, 2013

    • Kenneth T.

      Wilson I'll have a cold one waiting for you

      October 17, 2013

    • Wilson

      Thanks Kenny! Where were you at Staten Island? I needed your energy so badly at the end.

      October 17, 2013

  • Ben

    was going to photograph but have to hit some deadlines tonight. have fun!

    October 17, 2013

    • Ned C.

      Probably a good thing there will be no photographic evidence :) Gonna miss your photos though - they're always great.

      October 17, 2013

  • Henrietta A.

    I'll try and make it to spectate - work permitting...

    October 17, 2013

  • Jason

    Ahhh fudge. I don't think I can make it. I have a big interview that got moved to late today (wish me luck) and I'm buried with work right now. I'll be there Saturday for Oct. BDay's tho. Perhaps I could run around the block Saturday night to make up for it?

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Julie has signed up to do a (non-beer) mile and rabbit us.
    Whoever beats her, I will buy them an extra beer.
    She will be just after XC practice, so I don't expect her to break 7 but who knows...

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Spectating with a friend!

    October 16, 2013

  • Joe D.

    Not sure if we can do anything about this now but the lights have not been going on at the track recently, as soccer season is over I guess. Is there anyway that we can have the lights turned on for the Beer Mile?

    October 16, 2013

    • Scott B.

      We won't be able to turn on the lights; they are paid for by the soccer leagues and the access is limited. We would prefer not to be under lights because it might attract parks enforcement officers. (It is a violation of city ordinances to drink in public.) Your point is still good if it relates to safety -- we're going to enlist as many non-competing Whippets as possible in looking out for the safety of others.

      October 16, 2013

  • Sarah z

    Um, the beer mile is precisely what you don't want the lights on for.

    3 · October 16, 2013

  • Kino

    Much rather do 4 shots than 4 "root" beers.

    3 · September 20, 2013

    • Joe D.

      You might be on to something Kino...

      1 · October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    unfortunately can't make it:) I'm looking forward to seeing pictures!

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good luck Whippets! The record is just 7:10 (by an NBR runner) and is definitely beatable! We can't let NBR hold the record at OUR Beer Mile.

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, everyone. I wanna join the group this thursday and do this beer mile. My mom and 4 of her running club friends are visiting from Chile (they came here to run the Chicago Marathon) and would be very happy to give this a try, is it ok if they come too? Thanks!

    October 15, 2013

    • Wilson

      It's a really friendly group. Everyone is always welcome to the party!

      3 · October 15, 2013

    • Scott B.

      Agreed!

      October 15, 2013

  • Wilson

    I may be late but will try to make it by 8:30 for the beer mile. I'm bringing a friend to help me drink.

    October 15, 2013

  • Ned C.

    Does the race have specific rules regarding the beer which one may use for the race (can vs. bottle, minimum ABV, flavor)?

    October 7, 2013

  • Christopher G.

    Just got scheduled for a tour of NYU maternity ward this night! My drink/run prowess will have to wait. Pics and video please, lots of 'em. Happy drinking and stumbling!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Ned C.

    Part III (of III) of the Rules (my sincerest apologies):

    10. 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). Note: Vomitting more than once during the race still requires only one penalty lap at the end.

    2 · October 12, 2013

  • Ned C.

    Part II of the Rules (can't post contiguously due to 1000 character limit):

    6. No specialized cans or bottles may be used that give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate. ie "super mega mouth cans" or "wide mouth bottles" are prohibited.

    7. Beer cans must not be tampered with in any manner, ie. no shotgunning or puncturing of the can except for opening the can by the tab at the top. The same applies with bottles - no straws or other aids are allowed in order to aid in the speed of pouring. 8. Beer must be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders and lemonades will not suffice. The beer must be a fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malt and flavored with hops. For an abbreviated list of valid beers and exceptions, click here [link pasted below].

    http://www.beermile.com/beer_abv.beer

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

    October 12, 2013

  • Ned C.

    Here are the rules as set forth on www.beermile.com (please especially see Rule 8 regarding choice of beer). Posting them directly on this page in the hopes of avoiding disputes at the track:

    1. Each competitor drinks four cans of beer and runs four laps on a track. (Start - beer/lap, beer/lap, beer/lap, beer/lap - finish). 2. Beer must be consumed before the lap is begun, within the transition area which is the 10 meter zone before the start/finish line on a 400m track.

    3. The race begins with the drinking of the first beer in the last meter of the transition zone to ensure the comptitors [sic] run a complete mile (1609 meters). 4. Women also drink four beers in four laps (past rule lists only required ladies to drink three beers).

    5. Competitors must drink canned beer and the cans should not be less than 355ml (the standard can volume) or 12oz (the imperial equivalent). Bottles may be substituted for cans as long as they are at least 12 oz (355 ml) in volume.

    October 12, 2013

  • Wilson

    I cannot physically consume 4 cans of beer a night, let alone in 5 minutes. :-) Anyone bringing barf bags?!

    October 11, 2013

    • Ned C.

      That's what the soccer field's for.

      1 · October 11, 2013

    • Wilson

      Nobody wants to see that. :-)

      October 11, 2013

  • Lauren

    So Simon , what is the appropriate attire for this event ?

    October 8, 2013

  • Kenneth T.

    Bringing beer and volunteering

    1 · October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my post-Chicago celebration!

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Richie H.

    I'll be there with my root beer in hand!

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not competing

    September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I won't get there until 9 or 930 at earliest tho, I have another event

      September 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Is this really gonna start at 830

      September 24, 2013

  • Tessa

    I'll be there holding hair back.

    3 · September 20, 2013

  • Scott B.

    This will be the fourth year we have done the Beer Mile. Some event records...

    Fastest Times in History -- Women

    9:21.6 - Emily Raisch, DWRT (2012)
    9:41.4 - Cate Knuff, DWRT (2012)
    9:51.0 - Anna McCusker, NBR (2010)
    10:13.0 - Emily Raisch, DWRT (2011)
    10:49.0 - Evelyn Abiola, DWRT (2010)

    Men

    7:10.0 - Pavel Marosin, NBR (2010)
    7:15.4 - Max Frumes, NBR (2012)
    7:25.9 - Kamen Yotov, Bk Tri Club (2012)
    8:29.3 - Ning Zhou, DWRT (2012)
    8:49.0 - Todd Zino, NBR (2011)

    The fastest "beer splits" (drink a beer, run a quarter mile as part of a full beer mile) are...

    95 seconds, Anne Barry (2011)
    86 seconds, Max Frumes (2012)

    The masters record holders (women over 30, men over 40) are...

    11:43.0 - Anna McCusker (2011)
    9:15.0 - Scott Batten (2010)

    See you there!

    September 20, 2013

    • Ned C.

      I make a point of not losing to NBR.

      September 20, 2013

  • Jason

    My money's on this being my first ever DNF. Or DNV. Whichever comes first.

    September 20, 2013

  • Francesca

    UGH just realized I'll be in TX for a wedding! i may need to encourage the bride to do this on her last night as as a single woman!

    September 20, 2013

  • Daniela A.

    I did a wine mile the other day - had to run home after wine at Sole's place. Hope this means I'm ready!

    3 · September 14, 2013

    • Simon D

      A whine mile more like

      2 · September 20, 2013

    • Daniela A.

      with my lack of drinking skills, the beer mile will most DEFINITELY be a whine mile

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this will be post Chicago! I think I may be a strong competitor...David you can be my coach!

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • David P.

    I won't be running but I'm happy to volunteer in any capacity!

    September 20, 2013

  • Patricia T.

    Hmmm...I'm strongly considering actually running this for the first time ever. I need Emily's advice and guidance first I think.

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Sky

    This will be my first mile!

    2 · September 16, 2013

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