31 May 2019
Entry Now Open
Provisional date for next year’s Run For Beer Relay is confirmed as Friday 31st May 2019
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?
Categories for 2018 have changed slightly as shown below, ALL teams are eligible for the Fancy Dress prize:
Mixed Team (2 male + 2 female)
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.
Entry is £50 per team or £12.50 per person.
Please note there is also a small processing fee.
This relatively 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 7:15pm
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
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.”