National Beer Mile Releases 2016 Event Dates
NATIONAL BEER MILE RELEASES 2016 EVENT DATES
The Event Series Boasting “Four Beers, One Mile and One Awesome After Party”
Will Visit 25+ Cities Across North America
January 21, 2016 (Atlanta, GA) -- The National Beer Mile is proud to announce the first 15 cities confirmed for its 2016 race dates. Now in its second year, the event series will ultimately bring its innovative blend of fitness and fun to over 25 metropolitan cities across North America. The one-mile course designed for fitness enthusiasts, social drinkers and party-goers is capped off by an after party featuring food, games and live music. The first National Beer Mile event will be held in Jacksonville, FL on March 5. Tickets may be purchased at nationalbeermile.com.
While runners are welcome to bring their A-games, race creators Kevin Cregan and Rob Goldstein say the race is more about having fun than anything else. “National Beer Mile is definitely geared towards a more social audience,” says Cregan. “We welcome drinkers, runners and party animals alike. We don't care how you get through the course, as long as you have a great time.”
The first-ever Beer Mile started in the late 1980s as an informal event among friends. Runners would meet at a local track, drink a beer, run a lap and repeat four times. The concept hasn’t changed, but the Beer Mile has experienced a huge increase in interest and international media attention over the past 30 years. Attendance at the National Beer Mile is projected to exceed 125,000 in 2016.
National Beer Mile events appeal to a diverse group of participants — from college seniors to CEOs. The majority of beer mile runners sign up as part of a team, underscoring the emphasis on teamwork, friendship and fun. Many of these teams are part of running and social drinking groups outside of National Beer Mile. This isn’t just a one-time event for them; it’s a lifestyle.
“It’s an event that draws 21 year olds and 51 year olds. Exercise, beer, party — those are three words all generations can get behind,” says Goldstein. “Combining them all into one experience adds up to the Best. Saturday. Ever.”
A limited number of General Admission early bird tickets are on-sale now and start at $35. Early bird VIP packages are also available starting at $55 and include a swag bag containing exclusive National Beer Mile merchandise plus express check-in. Group discount options for participants registering with five or more participants are also available. Tickets will increase to an advance price of $40 for GA and $60 VIP once early bird tickets sell out. More details regarding rules and sign-up can be found on the National Beer Mile’s website and social media platforms. Tickets can be purchased through the National Beer Mile website at nationalbeermile.com.
CONFIRMED NATIONAL BEER MILE DATES/LOCATIONS
3/5/16 - Jacksonville, FL - Unity Plaza
4/2/16 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
4/30/16 - Charlotte, NC - NC Music Factory
5/21/16 - Cleveland, OH - Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
5/28/16 - Dallas, TX - Fair Park
6/4/16 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Expo Center
6/11/16 - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium
6/18/16 - Nashville, TN - The Fairgrounds Nashville
6/25/16 - Miami, FL - Sun Life Stadium
7/23/16 - Atlanta, GA - Turner Field
9/3/16 - Houston, TX - Minute Maid Park
9/17/16 - Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin State Fair Park
9/24/16 - Tempe, AZ - Tempe Diablo Stadium
10/1/16 - Brooklyn, NY - Aviator Sports & Event Complex
10/15/16 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chickasaw Brockton Ballpark