It’s our first-ever major event at Perfect Plain Brewing Company, and we’re so excited to band together with Vinyl Music Hall, Breakthru Beverage and John Hodgdon and Bluewater Wealth Strategies to bring you the first Perfect Mile this Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s one part Beer Mile Relay, one part free live music block party in the heart of downtown. We will have Garden Street completely shut down for your enjoyment of watching the race as well as a stage right in the heart of it all for an incredible concert with two nationally touring acts.

So what’s the Perfect Mile? We can catch you up on all the logistics and race rules – AND YOU CAN REGISTER YOUR 2-PERSON OR 4-PERSON TEAM – at or right here on our Facebook Event Page.

What’s going on?

It’s a half beer relay, half street party taking place in the middle of Garden Street between Palafox and Jefferson Street. We will start the morning at 10 a.m. with the races, but we’ll have bars, beer and cocktails, live music, food trucks, football on TV and art booths going all day long.

Here’s a look at the map:


What’s the schedule?


4-7 p.m.Early Packet Pickup Party at Perfect Plain. Come grab your packet – and get 16 oz. beers for the price of 12 oz. – if you want to save time and hassle in the morning. You can also register right at PPBC on Friday night if you haven’t already.


7 a.m. – Garden Street closes to traffic.

8:30 a.m. – Day-of Packet Pickup and Late Registration Begins inside Perfect Plain. Come register your team at PPBC!

8:30 a.m. – Bars open.
10 a.m. – Perfect Mile race begins! Two-person and four-person relay races run every 15 minutes. Run logistics will be operated by Running Wild. We will have final heats to determine the overall 2-person and 4-person champions.
Noon – Awards Ceremony on Stage
12:30 p.m. – Appetite for Destruction, a Guns N’ Roses tribute band, will take the stage.
2 p.m. – Sabatoge, a New Orleans-based Beastie Boys tribute band, takes the stage.
3 p.m. – Outdoor music begins and afterparty begins at Perfect Plain
Will there be food?
Yep, tons. We’ll have food from Nomadic Eats, LeDough, Tijuana Flats and Voodoo Kitchen on site.
What if I don’t like beer? 
First off all, what’s wrong with you? Second, yes, Vinyl will be providing a full liquor bar and PPBC will have mimosas, wine, cider and plenty of NA beverages available.
What should I wear?
The better the costume, the better chance your team has to win our Best Team Spirit Prize. So Dress up for the occasion!
What can I win?
We will be giving our prizes to the top team in each division. The fastest team from each heat along with some wildcards with the best overall times will advance to a championship heat at approximately 11:45.
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