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Nairobi Beer Mile

23 November, 2023

Nairobi Beer Mile

Welcome to the First Nairobi Beer Mile!

The Beer Mile is the perfect challenge to set the festive mood in full gear!

The beer mile is simple. Drink 4 beers and run 4 laps around the track in alternating fashion as quickly as you can.

Making its debut in the long-distance running capital of the world Nairobi as well as the party center of Africa we expect the whole town to throw their hat in the ring for the challenge.

If the beer mile is too much of a challenge for you, then the beer relay is just for you. Done in traditional 4X4 Relay fashion, you will be required to drink a beer, run a full lap, and pass the baton to your teammate up to the last person. The beer relay is however done in heats, and you will be required to come back for another round if you did well in the first round!

Where, When & What Drinks 

Date: 16th Dec,2023

Venue: Ulinzi Sports Complex.

Time: 1300hrs

Available Drinks: Beer(Lager) & Cider

Beer Mile Rules

  1. Each competitor drinks four cans or bottles of beer and runs four laps around a standard 400m running track (start with chugging a beer, then run a lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap – finish).
  2. Beer must be consumed before the lap begins within the transition area. The transition area is the 9-meter zone between the waterfall starting line for a mile race and the finish line of a 400m track.
  3. The race begins with competitors lined up on the mile starting line, drinking the first beer in the transition zone described in the step above. This ensures competitors cover a complete mile. Competitors can walk/move in the transition area while drinking, but all beer must be consumed in the transition area before setting off to run a lap
  4. Competitors must drink canned or bottled beer that is no less than 355mL (12 Oz) in volume.
  5. Beer cans must not be tampered with in any manner. (e.g. no puncturing the can, squeezing the can, etc.). The same applies for bottles – no straws or other aids allowed that speed up the pouring process. The only action allowed is opening the can/bottle.
  6. Each beer can/bottle must not be opened until the competitor enters the transition zone on each lap.
  7. 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). Vomiting more than once during the race still only requires one penalty lap at the end.
  8. When attempting a performance for the official records, it is recommended to provide video evidence of the race and prove that all beer was sufficiently drank. This can be achieved by tipping the empty beer over your head after each chug to verify an empty vessel or by collecting the containers and pouring the contents into a measuring cup to prove there is less than 120ml of liquid/foam remaining total across all four beers.

Beer Relay Rules

  1. Each Team drinks four cans or bottles of beer and runs four laps around a standard 400m running track (start with Team player 1 chugging a beer, then run a lap, then Team player 2 chugs a beer, then lap, then team player 3 chugs a beer, then lap, then Team player 4 chugs a beer, then lap – finish).
  2. Using the best timing on heats the teams will progress to the semis and finals of the relay at the discretion of the Beer Mile Master.
  3. The runner must receive the baton before opening their beer. They must not release the baton in the process of sipping the beer.
  4. Any runner who vomits in the process must repeat a penalty lap at the end of the last runner in their team finishing. This is counted as part of their time.
  5. No drinking aids allowed in the race.
  6. Runners must tip the bottle/can over their heads as proof that the contents are finished.

Chugging Program

1300hrs Arrivals & Registration


Beer Tasting and pairing.

1400hrs Beer Mile Bell

1405hrs Race Marshall Test Lap

1415hrs Beer Mile Laps

1530hrs Beer Relay Heats

1630hrs Beer Relay Finals

1700hrs Awards

1730hrs Afterparty


Beer Milers: KES 2,000

Beer Relay: KES 7,000 (Team of 4)

Spectators: KES 500

Buy Tickets on the link Below

Registration Deadline
To get a timing chip and be eligible for a win the deadline for registration is Thursday 14th of December at 1900hrs.
All registrations done after this will not be eligible for a win as they will not get timing chips for the event and will be considered fun runners. They will also not get runners’ bibs.


Munyaka Njiru – +254 725 157 834

James King – +254 727 032847

Jemoh Maina,

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