29 May 2020

2019 Event Complete


Congrats to all teams who came and enjoyed the fun at this years Run For Beer Relay.

Next years provisional date is Friday 29th May 2019.

Event Information/Overview

Do you like beer? Do you like running? Will you run for 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 on completing their 2-mile leg and a licensed bar will be open all evening so you can continue to “hydrate” after your exertions. There are non-alcoholic options also available for those of you below 18 and T-totallers.

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

If you like this event we’ve also got two similar events – the Run For Gin Relay held in Cheltenham and the Run For Cider Relay held in Worcester.  Why not enter a team in all three and complete the trilogy?

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

Pub Team
Corporate Team
Mixed Team (2 male + 2 female)
Mens Team
Ladies Team
Veteran Team (combined age 160yrs+)
Super Vets Team (combined age 200yrs+)
Junior Team (all runners under 16)


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. Obviously you have to be 18+ to receive a beer or buy from the bar.

Entry is £50 per team or £12.50 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).

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 will be awarded to:

Fastest Pub Team

Fastest 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 (2 men and 2 ladies)

Fastest Junior Team (all runners under 16)

Best Looking Fancy Dressed Team



Withdrawal 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. All contact should be made by email

Music While Running

No earphones please! From 1 April 2016, a new rule regarding the wearing of head phones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition: –

“The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.”

Event Partner

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!


Belvoir Stratford-upon-Avon opened fifteen years ago in 2002. Part of the Belvoir Property Group, established in 1995, which now has over 160 branches across the UK from Belfast to Edinburgh and from Swansea to Bournemouth, Belvoir Stratford-upon-Avon is owned and run by local Franchisee, Martyn Sergent. The Group built its reputation on excellence in property management and, between them, Belvoir Franchisees manage over 55,000 properties across the UK. In the last few months Belvoir Stratford-upon-Avon has launched a Sales department and aim to bring our same friendly approach and excellent service standards to those people wishing to sell their homes. This is the first time Belvoir Stratford-upon-Avon has sponsored a running event and we are proud to be associated with Tempo Events’ Run for Beer Relay.