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Bull City Beer Mile

Sun April 7, 2024 Durham, NC 27701 US Directions


Bull City Beer Mile - Individual

2:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Open to ages 21+.

Bull City Beer Mile - 2 Person Relay

2:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Open to ages 21+.

Bull City Beer Mile - 4 Person Relay

2:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Open to ages 21+.


Durham Central Park
501 Foster St
Durham, NC US 27701


*Online registration closes 4/5/24 at 11:59pm. On site registration will be available beginning at 1:00pm on Sunday in Central Park!

The Glass Jug Beer Lab and Bull City Running Co. are proud to present the 3rd annual Bull City Beer Mile on Sunday, April 7, 2024 in Downtown Durham's Central Park.  

What is a Beer Mile?

A 1-mile drinking race combining running and speed drinking. Typically, the race takes place on a 1/4-mile running track (flat). We will be running around Central Park (not flat!). The race begins with the consumption of a 12-oz beer (RUN DRM lager brewed by The Glass Jug Beer Lab), followed by a 1/4 mile lap around the park. The second lap continues similarly; another 12-oz 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 beer and fourth running lap, you will cross the finish line!

Competitors must be 21 years old or older. Additionally, there are 2-person and 4-person relay competition options!

New for 2024!

Every participant or team not only receives four 12-ounce beers to consume as part of the race, but every runner also gets a pair of custom Bull City Beer Mile socks and a moisture-wicking headband...for soaking up sweat, not beer!

Also, be sure to check out the optional add-ons for some new Beer Mile swag, including awesome new quick-dry hats (plus shirts, koozies, and more!)

The top 3 individual men and women, as well as the fastest 4-person and 2-person relay teams, will receive (huge) Bull City Beer Mile medals that double as bottle openers.

Party in the Park

This is more than just a's a party! With heats running from 2pm until 4:40pm, and the party going until 7, we'll have a DJ Heartless keeping things popping, with two food trucks on site (The Tasty Turkey-Que & Santopietro's Sandwiches), and, of course, The Glass Jug mobile beer trailer parked in Durham Central Park providing all the refreshments!

Runners and spectators are encouraged to hang out in the park to cheer on the runners and enjoy a beer of their own during the race. The after-party will continue in the park until 7:00pm with The Glass Jug remaining open until 12:00am.

Food Trucks


Parking will be available at the Durham Center Parking Garage at the corner of Foster and W Morgan St., as well as at the Farmer's Market lot on Morris Street.

Please drink and run responsibly!

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2024 Heat Schedule & Assignments

2-Person & 4-Person Relay Heat Assignments
Individual Heat Assignments


2:00 PM: Heat 1 - 2 Person Relay
2:20 PM: Heat 2 - 2 Person Relay

2:40 PM: Heat 3 - 4 Person Relay
3:00 PM: Heat 4 - 4 Person Relay
3:20 PM: Heat 5 - 4 Person Relay

3:40 PM: Heat 6 - Individual
4:00 PM: Heat 7 - Individual
4:20 PM: Heat 8 - Individual
4:40 PM: Heat 9 - Individual


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