Australia's Infamous Beer Run Has Been Confirmed For Later This Month
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If you've ever run a marathon, or even a half marathon, it's one hell of an achievement. And there's nothing quite like the first sip of that sweet, amber, nectar of the Gods after running what feels like a million miles.
Let us introduce you to the Beer Run, coming to Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane on July 24.
Basically it is a run that thankfully only lasts five kilometres and consists of five stops along the way at some of Australia's best breweries. Consider it a pub crawl but instead of crawling you're meant to run.
While running with a tum full of beer sounds like a match made in hell, it did sell out last year.
Tickets pretty much ran out the door.
Puns aside, they've finally dropped the deets on the 2022 run so here's what you need to know.
Over the course of two or three hours - depending on how fast you can drink and run - runners will be taken on a five kilometre journey that stops off at five different breweries.
You'll pretty much be taking on one brewery per kilometre. And they're good'uns too.
Runners In Melbourne will meet at Burnley Brewing, and then jog on to Mountain Goat Beer, Moon Dog OG, Stomping Ground Brewery, and finish at Bodriggy Brewing Company.
Sydney will stop off at Sauce Brewing, Philter Brewery, Stockade, Willie the Boatman, and The Rocks Brewing Co.
Brisbane will hit up The Charming Squire and finish at Newstead Brewing Company.
Going off previous years, runners partaking in The Beer Run will follow several running guides, who will lead joggers along the route.
They do a similar thing with blind runners in races that don't involve beer, except this will be to determine that runners don't wind up the other type of blind and get lost.
Some of the breweries along the way are pretty top-notch too, so it's probably wise that they have guides helping you complete your frothy quest.
At the last stop, race organisers will mark the end of yet another successful Beer Run with a bit of an afterparty. So, more beer.
Tickets will set you back $AU 55 per person (£33).
The tickets also include one beer at each of the five breweries... and to be honest, that's probably all you'll need unless you want to yak your guts up during the running legs.
You'll also get a specially designed race bib... fancy.
There's also a Beer Run medal for everyone who finishes the race, so there's all the more incentive to make it to the end. If you can.
So there's no better time to boot up your Strava and get training... just make sure you have five mates waiting at each kilometre mark with a pint.
Get more details on The Beer Run here.