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Beer Run ORTO 2016: A Great Excuse To Start Running Again

*Disclaimer* This article is not promoting the health benefits of drinking beer nor excessive drinking, although we do enjoy a pint or two every now and then.

Having a pint of beer is a common activity to unwind, especially after a hard day at work. However drinking beer or any other alcoholic beverage for that matter is often considered an unhealthy activity.

Most people claim that beer are empty calories when taken in excess and slows down the body’s metabolic rate.

Who would have thought? Someone had the idea of combining drinking and exercise (running) at the same time?

Singapore is finally having its own version of the Beer Mile Run. Organised by sports and leisure park, ORTO, the inaugural Beer Run in Singapore will be an outdoor event that brings together these two popular activities for an afternoon full of fun and excitement.

This act of combining drinking beer and running is not new, given that the first beer run started in Austin, Texas in 2014 with a record time of 5 mins and 23 milli-seconds by Canadian Corey Gallagher.

So How Will The Beer Run Work?

As the Beer Run is not your typical running event, participants are required to adhere to a set of rules.

All race participants have to be 18 and above and are required to drink chug a pint of beer at the half-way mark (900m) before completing the full distance of 1.8km.

Not Enough Beer?


If you’re a beer fanatic, not to worry…we’ve got you covered. You can simply win more beer by entering into the “ORTO Beer Run Games” with your friends. Teams will compete in a knockout tournament format to compete in classic drinking games such as Beer Pong and Team Chug.

There’s plenty of booze and food to go around as there will be beer on tap and a wide range of dishes available for purchase during the event and the after-party.

So if you’re up to take on the challenge of running and drinking at the same time, come down with your friends and family for an afternoon of crazy fun and laughter.

Date & Time: 17 December 2016, 4pm – late, (Registration ends 30 November 2016)

Prices: Tickets start at $38 – includes two pints of beer, exclusive event T-shirt and race-bib.

Location: 81 Lorong Chencharu, The Promenade@ORTO, Singapore 769198 (Opp Yishun Sports Hall) | Register here | Website

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