21 June 2024

Event Announcement

The 2024 Tempo Run For Beer Relay is open for entry.

We’ve moved the day of the week back to a Friday so you can come and celebrate the end of the week by running flat out for 2 miles in a weird costume and then drinking beer afterwards. It’s a bit like going to Alexandra Palace but without the darts (“stand up, if you love the relay, stand up, if you love the relay”).

So, start collating your team together. Who do you want in your team?  Who’s the best runner and who can hold their liquor? Runners under 18 can still race but they will receive soft drinks. If beer isn’t your thing then there will be Prosecco available too.

Event Information

Do you like beer? Do you like running? Will you run 2 miles for beer?

This pretty much sums up the Tempo Run For Beer Relay.  A fun social drinking/running event where you run and then you drink!

Completing a two-mile run each in teams of 4 on a route around the beautiful Recreation Ground in Stratford-upon-Avon (you could start you drinking beforehand but that could get rather messy!)

Every runner receives a free bottle of beer (curtesy of our sponsor – Church Farm Brewery) on completing their 2-mile leg.

This is a really fun event.  Whilst there are a few running club teams battling it out at the front there are prizes for best fancy dress, fastest pub team and several others.  There will also be food available to buy on the night.

Here are the categories, ALL teams are eligible for the Fancy Dress prize:

Pub / Corporate Team
Mixed Team (at least one Lady)
Mens Team
Ladies Team
Veteran Team (combined age 160yrs+)
Super Vets Team (combined age 200yrs+)
Junior Team (all runners under 16)

Registration

Registration will be open from 5:30pm where you can enter on the day (if the entry limit hasn’t been reached). Or if you have pre-entered (clicking on the Red Button) you can come and collect your Team’s race numbers and relay baton which contains your timing chip.

Team Captains may enter their team by completing the on-line entry form, click the ‘Enter now’ button. You may substitute runners in and out of the team in the time leading up to the race, just make sure we have the correct names the day before the race.

Minimum age limit is 11 years old. Beer will only be given out to team members who are 18 or over.

Entry is £72 per team or £18.00 per person.

Please note there is also a small processing fee.

Route

This very flat course heads along the riverside until level with Holy Trinity Church on the opposite bank. Turning left the course continues around the Rec Ground but leaves it underneath the Tramway and onto the Shipston Road.  One half of this road is closed to traffic so please stay to the left of the bollards that will be lining the middle of the road.  You don’t have to run on the path.  Heading all the way down the Shipston Road to the Shell Garage you turn left into Swans Nest Lane.  Turning left again and running past the Butterfly Farm you begin running along the Tramway.  After 400m you take a right turn heading down a slope back onto the Rec. Be careful here because you’ve now got a sharp right turn that leads you along a path all the way around the Rec coming back to the start where you’ll hand your baton over to your next team member (unless you’re on leg 4).

Event location

Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS
Parking is using public car parks. Please make sure you pay the appropriate fee for the duration of your stay to avoid any fine

Directions to Race Start

The race starts and finishes near the band stand on Stratford Recreational Ground (opposite the Theatre on the other side of the river)

Race start is at 7.15pm

Water Stations

Water will be available at the start / finish

However, once you have finished your leg of the relay you can head to the bar and claim your free beer!!! (if you’re over 18)

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to:

Fastest Pub / Group / Corporate Team

Fastest Men’s Team

Fastest Ladies Team

Fastest Veteran Team (team age 160+ years)

Fastest Super Veteran Team (team age 200+ years)

Fastest Mixed Team (at least one lady)

Fastest Junior Team (all runners under 16)

Best Looking Fancy Dressed Team

Withdrawal And Cancellation Policy

Up to six weeks prior to the race entrants will receive a full refund less a £2.00 admin fee.
After this deadline, no refunds are offered. However team members can be changed or swapped all the way through to race day and we don’t need to be notified.

In the event of the race being cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control we will attempt to reschedule to a later date in the same year and all entries will transfer to that rescheduled date.
If this proves impossible we will offer entrants either a percentage refund or the option to donate that refund to the race charity.
The percentage refunded / donated will depend on costs incurred at the time of cancellation.

All contact should be made by email

Music While Running

Earphones can be worn although we encourage runners to run without them if possible so you can enjoy the atmosphere of the event. If you do wear earphones please keep the volume low so you can hear any instructions given by marshals on the route.

Event Partners

Church Farm Brewery

Church Farm Brewery is a family run craft brewery located on the family farm on the outskirts of Warwick. In November 2012 we sold our herd of dairy cattle and converted the milking equipment into a microbrewery, we've never looked back since. We will be manning our mobile bar at the Tempo Run For Beer Relay supplying you with your free bottle of beer after your leg and any further bottles that you wish to purchase to re-hydrate you even more after running!