Chug, Run, Repeat!

The 2017 SWIRCA BrewMile will be on Saturday, July 15th at Historic Bosse Field Parking Lot. This event modeled after the nation’s official “Beer Mile” consists of a one mile race while consuming four beers along the way. Chug, run, repeat. Food trucks and a beer garden will be available for spectators.

*Please drink responsibly and arrange for a safe ride home.

The SWIRCA BrewFest will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at Bosse Field.

So How Does It Work?

The race will begin with a 12 ounce beer that must be consumed in the “Chug Zone” before the runner can begin their lap. Four laps, four beers. We will have three different race categories- competitive, relay and fun run. The beer will provided for the runners. Comptetive runners will drink Coors Banquet while the Relay and Fun Run can choose between Coors Banquet and Coors Light. Be warned though, anyone who pukes must run an additional lap! Every runner must be 21 years or older and show their ID at registration.

All runners must have a Designated Driver!

Click here to view the 2016 Race Results


Registration is available online or at SWIRCA’s office. BrewMile Registration

Click here to register online!

Please Note: If you do not wish to pay the processing fee charged by Eventbrite, you may register by calling SWIRCA at 464-7800, stopping by our office located at 16. W. Virginia St. Evansville, IN 47710 or mailing in the paper registration form. 

Individuals- (Competitive and Fun Run). This includes the race, four beers, a t-shirt, and a BrewFest glass.

Teams (Relay). Teams of four with each individual drinking one beer and running one lap. Included is the race, four beers, four t-shirts, and four BrewFest glasses.

As this event is a fundraiser for SWIRCA & More, we can’t refund tickets. This is a rain or shine event.


What’s The Difference Between the Categories?

Competitive– This race is for the serious runners. The fastest Male and Female runners will become the King and Queen of the BrewFest and receive a prize package including VIP tickets!

Relay– Groups of four people each drinking one beer and running a quarter mile (1 lap).

Fun Run– Not a serious runner? No problem! Want to walk the race?! This is the race for you. Run, walk, skip, do whatever you need to do to finish the race! The fun run will still consist of four beers and four laps. Costumes are encouraged!



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*Taken from the Official Beer Mile Website

1. Each competitor drinks four cans of beer and runs four laps, ideally on a track (start – beer, then lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then 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 competitors 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.
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 malted cereal grains and flavored with hops.
9. Each beer can must not be opened until the competitor enters the transition zone on each lap.
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: Vomiting more than once during the race still requires only one penalty lap at the end. * It is strongly recommended, when attempting official records, to tip the empty beer can or bottle over your head at the end of a chug to verify an empty vessel.
Beer Mile
For more information on Official Beer Miles, check out their website- www.beermile.com