Friday, July 02, 2010

Inaugural Canada Day Beer Mile

Hubs and I host an annual Canada Day party and we decided to shake things up this year by adding our first ever Beer Mile.

We live on a crescent street about 300m around, so we had everyone run 4 laps, drinking a can of beer (or whatever they could manage!) before each lap. This was definitely an "unofficial" mile with very relaxed rules, but it was a riot watching everyone chugging drinks on our driveway then running like maniacs around the block. We had a few "non-runner" participants and plenty of spectators/photographers, which made it even more fun.

Here I am, all ready to go. Yes - I wore my Seattle race bib and medal the entire time and that's my Brooks VIP toilet paper... just in case. Oh, and I'm drinking a Vex vodka cooler instead of beer. (I told you we relaxed the rules!)



Proof that I actually drank beer (I hate it):



Some axtion shots:















We had ribbons!



The aftermath:



2010 Beer Milers!



This is definitely going to be an annual tradition!

Happy (belated) Canada Day

and

Happy 4th of July!

42 comments:

Emz said...

okay
this is completely awesome.

Excellent idea. hilarious. Medals and all.

soooooooooooo - WHO "WON"???

Amy said...

I LOVE IT! So awesome! I'd be running some pretty slow 300 metre splits after a can of beer! Yikes! Sounds like lots of fun - I especially like the ribbons - too cute!

Indi said...

I did a beer run new Year's eve..they are awesome!!! Awesome way to celebrate for sure!

P said...

This is so awesome!! Happy Canada Day!

Sarah said...

LOVED IT! Awesome time! I took a pretty good picture!

Her Name is Rio said...

What a fun idea!

Lisa said...

cute ribbons!

H-woman said...

What a great idea! Looks like a good time!

=)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Too cool......... Vodka cooler?????

ajh said...

looks very fun!!!!

Meg said...

What a FUN time, I love the homemade ribbons! You guys are hilarious.
Happy 4th of July!

Morgan said...

That is awesome and hilarious! And for the record, Busch is NOT beer!

Jill said...

THAT has got to the be best fun thing I have seen all weekend! I love how you're all toasted in the grass after. I'd be planted there for a few hours. TOO tooo fun!! Happy Weekend, girl!!

MCM Mama said...

That looks like so much fun!

And, seriously, if you consider Busch beer, we need to chat. ;o) I love beer and you could not pay me enough to drink that stuff. I'd have been drinking the Vex with you.

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

OMG that is too funny and a great idea!
I ran a Canada Day race up in Barrie and it wasn't as much fun as your race....LOL

runnernic.com said...

absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

SOOOO FUNNY!! I am totally wearing my Canada shirt on the 4th. Looks like the party was a hit.. And the ribbons, so stinkin creative.

Zoë said...

ROCK ON! That's hilarious! Looks like a ton of fun too. :) Love that you took your TP "just in case."

J said...

Sounds like a pretty awesome idea for Canada Day! That is awesome! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Jess said...

OMG, I love it! I may have to institute that kind of race in my neighborhood next year for the 4th!

Heather said...

That is awesome!

joyRuN said...

TOO AWESOME!!!

Looks/sounds like a complete blast :D

Christina said...

I love the ribbons you had for everyone. I ran a beer mile and got a DNF. I just couldn't do it!

Aneta said...

marlene, thats friggin awesome!!
so much fun!
looks like u had blast. cool pix

Anne said...

Excellent!! :) :) Love it!

Christy said...

Love it! Happy Canada Day!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Beer brings out just about anyone. What a great way to bring runners and non-runners together.

Teecycle Tim said...

Congrats on the Beer Mile! Did you know the Beer Mile has an official site? http://www.beermile.com/

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Laura said...

Love it! Us Canadians are awesome.

Boris Terzic said...

Ahh the beer mile! Pushing the limits of the mind, body and liver! :)

Denise said...

What a cute idea, looks like so much fun! i love the medals, too. hope you enjoyed the rest of your wknd!

Running Around Acres said...

Awesome and cool idea. Looks like you had great fun.

lindsay said...

that is too funny marlene!! love it love it. happy belated canada day!

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

That looks like so much fun!! Love the finisher ribbons!! I don't like beer either...

destinationathlete said...

What a very cool idea!! I LOVE it!

Julie said...

i LOOVE it!! what a great idea! next year...

destination262 said...

LOL! I absolutely LOVE this! The pics were histerical. Total beer run!!! Great tradition Marlene. I want to sign up for the next one.

Lorian said...

Love the pics! It looks like you live in a great area! It is so pretty!

Kim said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like a lot of fun!