22 June 2024
2nd June Update!
Due to a very low entry we have closed entries for the 2023 relays – maybe you didn’t like the idea of a Saturday race!
For the first time this race takes place on a Saturday and at an earlier time to both allow people from further away to come and join and and to start the running (and drinking) earlier with a 5pm race start.
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)
Veteran Team (combined age 160yrs+)
Super Vets Team (combined age 200yrs+)
Junior Team (all runners under 16)
Registration will be open from 3:30pm 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.
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).
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 5pm
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 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.