What is a Beer Chase?
One day, one van, six friends, twelve legs, 12-20 craft breweries hosting exchange points where runners sample their amazing craft. Seriously, what could be better? Join us for a Beer Chase near you, and let us know where you’d like to see Cascade Relays host the next Beer Chase!
The story behind the Beer Chase?
The Beer Chase concept was conceived in the back of a 12 passenger van at 3am while the Cascade Relays staff was running the Bourbon Chase overnight relay in Kentucky in 2013. After completing a 6 mile leg to finish at Wild Turkey at 2am, Founder Scott Douglass was asked by a Distillery representative if he wanted a shot of Wild Turkey 101. Having just finished the leg and still on an endorphin rush, Scott replied, “I didn’t fly out to Kentucky to not shoot that Turkey!” Still choking 30 minutes later in the back of the van, a stroke of brilliance came to mind that Beer and running go together much better after a long run. The idea of running a one-day relay along the Bend Ale Trail to celebrate and sample the amazing craft breweries of Central Oregon was conceived and the Bend Beer Chase was born in October 2014.