Run The National Beer Mile

Author: Will Phoenix


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It might not be The Naked Mile of American Pie fame--(Google if you’re clueless)--but The National Beer Mile could be just as much fun and you don’t even have to take off your clothes.  The National Beer Mile will be held in downtown Las Vegas in Nevada   on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  The actual event will run from 3 p.m. until approximately 9 p.m.

This event in Las Vegas is said to be but a part of The National Beer Mile tour.  So what exactly is The National Beer Mile?  We’re glad you asked.  

The National Beer Mile is in short: one mile, four beers and a noteworthy after-party.  The unofficial motto of the NBM is: “Run, Drink, Repeat, Party!”  The National Beer Mile is a fun run that goes (duh) one mile.

It is for not only freal runners but social drinkers and party-goers too.  Again, competitors must drink a beer then jog, run, walk or even skip for a quarter of a mile then repeat the whole process three more times.  After the competition there’s a party.  Promoters of this event claim it could very well be “the best mile of your life.”

Check-in for the run will be from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.  The first race starts at 5 p.m.  This is a 21 and up event and current, valid photo identification will be required to pick up your packet.

Everyone is encouraged to be creative too.  Individuality is welcome at this event.  Participants can wear normal running gear or an original costume or both.

The  people behind the event note that they are expecting thousands of people at the after party.  The after party will include bar games, food vendors, live music and an open beer bar to boot.  Finally, if you have friends who can run the promoters encourage you to form your own National Beer Mile squad and take advantage of the “Group of 5” discount ticket package.

Interested parties have a number of registration and ticket options including:

(Individual) General Admission tickets are $40.00.  It includes entry into the race, an official National Beer Mile race bib and four beers during the race.  It also gets you access to the after party and the open beer bar as well as access to  the bar games,food vendors, live music and more.

(Group of 5) General Admission tickets are $35.00.  The price includes entry for five people into the race, an official National Beer Mile race bib for each team member, and four beers each during the race.  It also gets the 5 squad members access to the after party and the open beer bar as well as access to  the bar games,food vendors, live music and more.

(Individual) VIP Admission tickets are $60.00.  The price includes all of the above mentioned benefits that are included with General Admission plus special VIP Express check-in on race day and an official National Beer Mile swag bag.  The bag is a $50.00 value that includes a t-shirt, sunglasses, a bottle opener, a koozie and a sling bag.

(Group of 5) VIP Admission tickets are $60.00.  The price includes all of the above mentioned benefits that are included with (Group of 5) General Admission plus special VIP Express check-in for the entire team on race day and an official National Beer Mile swag bag for each squad member.  The bag is a $50.00 value that includes a t-shirt, sunglasses, a bottle opener, a koozie and a sling bag.

Designated Driver tickets are $12.00.  The special rate price includes entry into the event as a spectator only.  They will also be given special wristbands that indicate while they may attend the after party they will; not be permitted to drink alcohol.

The National Beer Mile is said by some to be one of the “most anticipated” social events in Las Vegas.  While tickets may very well be available the day of the event, tickets could very well sell out in advance.  Tickets and/or additional information can be obtained at this official website.

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