Chunder Mile Rules

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Chunder Mile Rules

Popularized in the United Kingdom, the Chunder Mile is similar to a beer mile except competitors drink a full imperial pint (20oz, 568mL) of beer before every lap instead of the beer mile standard 12oz (355mL). There is also no specification of the drinking vessel, but pint glasses are preferred for the speed in which the beer can be chugged. 

Also unique from the beer mile is that chundering (vomiting) is allowed without penalty in the Chunder Mile. Competitors only run 4 laps regardless of whether they chunder or not.

The current Chunder Mile World Record is 4:53 by Chris Robertson of the USA. You can watch his video here to see a Chunder Mile in action.

Official Chunder Mile Ruleset
  1. Each competitor drinks four imperial pints (20oz, 568mL) of beer and runs four laps around a standard running track (start with chugging a beer, then run a lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap - finish).
  2. Beer must be consumed before the lap begins while standing on the one mile starting line on a standard 400m track. The one mile start is the waterfall line 9 meters before the finish line. This ensures competitors cover a complete mile.
  3. The race begins with competitors lined up on the one mile starting line described above, drinking the first 20oz beer before starting to run.
  4. Women also drink four pints of beer and run four laps.
  5. Competitors can drink out of any vessel as long as it is no less than 568mL (20 Oz) in volume, which is the standard imperial pint in the UK. 
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  6. Beer must be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders, hard sodas, and other alcoholic sugary drinks will not suffice. The beer must be a fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malted cereal grains and flavored with hops. 
  7. There is no penalty for chundering (vomiting) during the race. Competitors do NOT need to run an extra lap. 
  8. When attempting a performance for the official records, it is recommended to provide video evidence of the race and prove that all beer was sufficiently drank. This can be achieved by tipping the empty beer vessel over your head after each chug to verify an empty vessel.

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