We’re less than a month away from the Perfect Mile & Block Party brought to you by Perfect Plain, Vinyl Music Hall, Breakthru Beverage and Bluewater Wealth Strategies.

We’ll have Garden Street completely shut down for the run and concert. All of it will take place inside the red lines right in the heart of Garden Street.

As we get closer to the event we will be sharing tips on where to park, what time to get there, packet pickup, etc.

But for now, here’s all the info you need about how to run in our Perfect Mile relay.

Teams will be made up of two-person and four-person relay competitors in a relay-style race. Each person on a four-man team will be required consume one 12oz beer and run a quarter-mile lap and then tag the next person. Each person on a two-man team will be required to consume two 12oz beers and run the first and third quarter-mile lap while the second person runs the second and final lap. The fastest male and female from each wave will compete in the finale race will consist of a classic beer mile – the fastest male and female will win best “All Around Male” and “All Around Female.”

1. Each competitor drinks a 12oz beer and runs a quarter mile lap. The order is as follows:
Four Man Relay
Player 1: Start, consumes beer, runs lap, tags player 2
Player 2: tagged, consumes beer, runs lap, tags player 3
Player 3: tagged, consumes beer, runs lap, tags player 4
Player 4: tagged, consumes beer, runs lap, finishes race

Two Man Relay
Player 1: Start, consumes beer, runs lap, tags player 2
Player 2: tagged, consumes beer, runs lap, tags player 1
Player 1: tagged, consumes beer, runs lap, tags player 2
Player 2: tagged, consumes beer, runs lap, finishes race

Finale Race – A Beer Mile
The fastest female and male from each wave will compete in the ultimate challenge – a full beer mile.

2. Beer must be consumed before the lap is begun, within the transition area which is a 10 meter zone before the start/finish line on our quarter mile track.

3. The race begins with the drinking of the first beer in the last meter of the transition zone to ensure competitors run a complete quarter mile.

4. All competitors will drink the same 12oz Perfect Plain beer provided to each player. Beers will be served in a 12oz plastic cup.

5. Beer is not to touch the lips of the competitor until they have entered into the 10 meter transition zone and the official “start” gun sounds. Once the beer is complete, the competitor is required to tip the empty cup over your head at the end of the chug to verify an empty vessel.

6. Competitors who vomit before they finish the race must complete one penalty lap at the end of the race immediately after the fourth lap is completed. Note: vomiting more than once during the race still requires only one penalty lap at the end.

7. The team with the fastest time wins 1st, second fastest time wins 2nd, and third fastest time wins 3rd.

8. The person with the fastest time from each “wave” will compete in the finale heat for best All-Around Male and best All-Around Female. This heat will consist of a classic beer mile. Each runner will consume one 12oz beer and then run one quarter-mile lap – 4 times to complete the mile. The same rules above apply to this race. The fastest female and fastest male will win best “All Around Female” and “All Around Male.”

9. Prizes will be given to the relay teams with the best costumes with the ultimate prize being the team with the Most Spirit.