Dayboro Lions Beermile

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Beer Mile Dayboro

Event Details

Come to start the day in true Aussie style!

Dress in the colours.
Bring the family. Dayboro Lion’s traditional annual Australia Day Beer Mile 2024

The main official race is at 8:30 am.

Registration is from 8 am.

Are you up to it???
Get your mates together for a social time.

The 5th Annual Dayboro Beer mile will be held at 08:30 on 26th Jan, Australia Day holiday Wednesday, down on the Dayboro Footy Oval.

Be there from 8 am to 8:20 to register.

  • A beer mile is a 1-mile (1,609 m) drinking race combining speed drinking. Typically, the race takes place on a standard 400-metre or 1/4-mile.
  • The race begins at the starting line with the consumption of (355 ml, 5%) from a can or bottle, followed by a full lap around the track.
  • The second lap continues similarly; another beer is consumed before commencing the running of the second lap.
  • This process is repeated for the next two laps.
  • Following the completion of the fourth running lap (and four beers), a competitor finished the race.

The race is registered with International Beermile, under the name Dayboro Lions Beermile

This is to be run under the internationally recognised standard rules as defined and published with some Dayboro variations (walking.. relay.. etc!)

The track is set out around the Dayboro Footy Club oval.

  • Each serious entrant must sign in between 8 am and 8:20, have a Sober Bob or minder, and list any health issues that may be relevant.
  • The entrant is to provide their four closed beers, which will be lined up on the marshall’s table.
  • There will be an official timekeeper.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • It is a BYO and there are no food, drink etc being sold at this event.
  • There will be a contribution bucket for entrants and spectators to give a voluntary contribution to the day’s fundraising purpose
  • Dayboro will vary the standard rules by allowing 4.8% beers 375ml, as 5% 355ml drinks are less common in Australia
  • There will be separate fun drink-and-run races after the main event for the non-drinkers and kids, using other drinks including soft carbonated drinks eg coke, mineral, or lemonade and water.

Registered Competitors only inside the fence. The track is to be kept clear.
Spectators are welcome on the grass outside the track but byo chair, rug and shade.

Just to recap:

  1. Main Race competitors, on arrival registration, is `8:00 am to 8:20 am
  2. Register your name & beers, …
  3. Runners with compliant beers will be submitted to the main international beer mile (IBM), and those with other drinks will go on to a different IBM listing but still run the mile. If there is a large number of runners, there will be an official second race for the registered Dayboro Beer Mile.
  4. Receive a runner number.
  5. Go through to the start table, check in with the steward there and set up for your beers.
  6. Only registered competitors are allowed through the fence.
  7. The race starts at 08:30
  8. Open a beer and swill it down within the 9-metre region
  9. When finished, place the empty back on the table for steward checking while you run off. The rules say that if a total of 100ml is left after 4 beers, then you become non-compliant.
  10. **repeat x3 **
  11. On the finish, go immediately to the timekeeper for a time tag.
  12. Take this to the registration desk and check in to establish your position.

Following the main event, other activities will all be fun shorter races involving drinking a soft drink (or likely water, then on completion of the drink, it is inverted on the head!) then running approx 80m:

  • A three-legged race, (with your close contact partner)
  • A running backwards race.
  • a kids’ relay race.
  • A piggyback race (with a close contact partner)
  • Other???

There is no provision for other organised kids’ games.

Beer Mile Official 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. Women also drink four beers and run four laps (some past rule lists only required ladies to drink three beers).
  5. Competitors must drink canned or bottled beer that is no less than 355mL (12 Oz) in volume, which is the standard can/bottle size in the USA and some other countries.
  6. No specialized cans or bottles may be used that give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate (e.g. wide mouth bottles/cans).
  7. Beer cans must not be tampered with in any manner. (e.g. no shotgunning, 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 with the tab at the top or twisting off the bottle cap of a bottle.
  8. Beer must be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders, hard sodas, and other alcoholic sugary drinks 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 drunk. 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 4oz of liquid/foam remaining total across all four beers. We recommend picking up a pack of disposable measuring cups for your next beer mile event.


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(Friday) 08:00 - 13:00(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Dayboro Footy Club Oval

Don Kerr Memorial Dr, Dayboro QLD 4521

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