Cottonmouth Beerlay


September 29


06:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Upstate Ultras


Trailblazer Park

235 Trailblazer Drive (formerly Wilhelm Winter St)

Travelers Rest, SC, United States, 29690

Date and Time are TBA

Welcome participants of the 2nd Annual Cottonmouth Beer Run & Relay! I am looking forward to throwing down a few uninhibited drinks with you on Sunday! Here are a few race details you will need to know before the race on Sunday!

Drink- Run- Repeat.
Then this event is for you! You and your friends will take turns running the magnificent Trail Blazer Park 2 Mile trail loop. Before each lap is run, you have the option to drink a 12-ounce beer for a 2 minutes deduction off your lap time. Run solo, with your best friend, or on a team of 3 or 4 to complete the 8 Mile course. Beer option only available for those 21 and older. Your relay baton will be a full beer can. You must hold this can the entire race. (any team with a racer under 21, will hold a non-alchoholic object)

Events: Cottonmouth 8 mile and 8 mile relay (teams of 2-4 people)

Location: Trail Blazer Park – 235 Trailblazer Drive | Travelers Rest, SC

BEER: in a can that will be chilled. If you would like to drink something other than that during the event to obtain your 2 minute deduction you are more than welcome so long as the ABV is above 5%. We will allow you to drink out of a bottle and we will have two trash/recycling receptacles at the end of each exchange zone to dispose of your waste.

1. Each competitor drinks four cans of beer and runs four laps(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 at the park.

3. The race begins with the drinking of the first beer in the last meter of the transition zone to ensure the competitors run the complete distance

4. Women also drink four beers in four laps (past rule lists only required ladies to drink three beers).

5. Competitors must drink canned/bottled beer and 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/bottle must not be opened until the competitor enters the transition zone on each lap.

Not only will a beer allow a 2:00 minute time deduction, but we are also implementing age graded results.
(Women): 10%
(also on top of % listed below for age)
(15 and under) 5%
(40-45) 5%
(46-49 5% + 1% per year)
(50-54) 14%
(55-59) 18%
(60-64) 21%
(65-69) 26%
(70+) 30%

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