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Guinness Challenge 8K

  • World War II Museum

    945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA (map)

    29.943005 -90.070084

  • The 2017 Shamrock Run New Orleans is proud to once again host the Guinness Challenge. This fast paced, exciting event will be held in conjunction with the Shamrockin’ Run and includes 300 men and 300 women athletes.

    Athletes who participate in the Guinness Challenge will be required to drink a 4oz cup of Guinness Beer at designated locations just prior to each mile mark along the 4.97mile course. (See the diagram at right of a Guinness Consumption Zone) Volunteers and Judges will be on hand to witness and record the beer that is consumed by participants at each location before an official wristband can be secured to each athlete. Each Consumption Zone will give out a unique colored rubber wristband (similar to a Livestrong bracelet).

    Once athletes leave the Guinness Challenge Consumption Zone (GCCZ) they will reenter the course and move to the next location near the next mile mark.

    Only athletes who complete the course and check-in with the Guinness tent at the post race party after they complete the race to verify wristbands will be eligible for awards. Please know that athletes are eligible for only one award. If you place in the Guinness Challenge, you will not be eligible for an overall, masters or age group award.

    Guinness Challenge Awards (Male & Female)

    1.) $500.00 & a case of Guinness Beer
    2.) $400.00 & a case of Guinness Beer
    3.) $300.00 & a case of Guinness Beer
    4.) $200.00 & a case of Guinness Beer
    5.) $100.00 & a case of Guinness Beer

    Note: Guinness Challenge athletes for 2017 will receive a Guinness Challenge long-sleeved tech t-shirt!

    2017 Guinness Challenge Rules, Regulations and information

    All registered Guinness Challenge athletes will be required to wear the Guinness Challenge race number on race day to participate in this event
    Only Guinness Challenge athletes will be allowed to enter the Guinness Challenge Consumption Zones located near each mile mark
    Only athletes 21 years of age or older will be allowed to race in the 2017 Guinness Challenge
    Guinness Challenge athletes will be required to finish the 4oz cup of Guinness Beer at each location to receive their official Guinness wristband before proceeding to the next location. Volunteers and Judges will be at each consumption zone to assist and validate the beer consumed.
    Once an athlete has consumed the 4oz cup of Guinness they will be given an official colored wristband. The consumption zone volunteers at each location will secure this official colored wristband to the athlete. It is the athlete’s responsibility to make sure that he or she receives this wristband before leaving the consumption zone!
    Once Guinness Challenge athletes cross the finish line they are required to report to the Official Guinness Challenge Tent just to the right of the post event party stage. Athletes will be checked to make sure that they have completed the event with all four wristbands secured to either wrist. Athletes will also be given their official finish time! (Note: athletes finishing the event missing any wristbands will be disqualified from winning a Guinness Challenge prize.)
    The top five male and female athletes finishing with the fastest overall 8K times and with all official wristbands in place from each Guinness Consumption Zone will be declared the winners.
    The Guinness Challenge World Governing Body, located in Dublin, Ireland, will review any and all protest to the results.
    Guinness Consumption Zones will be marked with large Guinness flags on the right side of the race course for easy recognition by athletes participating in the event.
    All Guinness Challenge Athletes will be required to pick up their race packet at the Shamrockin’ Run at Audubon Park on Saturday, March 18th, 2017, or Sunday morning, March 19th, 2017 near the start.. Review the schedule here.
    Athletes in this event will be required to fill out and sign at packet pickup the Official Guinness Challenge Waiver of Release! Without this signed waiver in place, athletes will not be able to participate.
    Please email [masked] if you have any questions or registration issues.

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