Our goal is to create the same community connection and family vibe of the Beer Chase series, but through a safe, socially distanced, event to be experienced with your own team. We all need to stay connected and mental health of our friends and family is crucial, now more than ever.
At first glance, organizing a virtual relay can feel daunting – we hear you. A virtual relay is certainly more complex than a virtual individual race, like a 10k or half-marathon. However; we believe it has the potential to be way more enjoyable.
The great thing about a virtual event is that there is no one size fits all approach. Teams make their own rules and set their own course, start and finish. It doesn’t need to be complicated. It doesn’t need to be competitive (but it can be!). You can run 1 leg or all ~50 miles. You can sample beer along the way or save up for a thirst quenching beer at your finish line. You can run solo. You can run together (socially distanced). The options are endless!
Our advice? Make it fun and find a way to connect safely and comfortably with your teammates.
There are a number of ways your team can participate in Virtual Beer Chase and below are just a few ideas.
1. Run/Walk Equivalent to the Beer Chase Course – Complete All or Some Legs Solo
Your team collectively runs a total of ~50 miles, equivalent to the full Bend Beer Chase or Boulder Beer Chase course. Legs are completed as solo runs at your convenience. This option may be ideal for those teammates that don’t live in the same city/state or uncomfortable with an in-person gathering.
2. Run/Walk Equivalent to the Beer Chase Course – Complete All Legs from a Central Location
Your team collectively runs a total of ~50 miles, equivalent to the full Bend Beer Chase or Boulder Beer Chase course. Gather in someones backyard or other central location (socially distanced) with a sampling of beer and snacks, one runner goes out to run their assigned leg before coming back to hand-off to the next person.
3. Quickest Route to the Beer Garden
Not interested in completing all the miles? Keep it simple and focused on fun. On any given day during Beer Chase week run the final leg together with your teammates and celebrate with a BBQ together (socially distanced of course) with family, significant others, etc. Have your own finish line party!
4. All About the Costumes
Does your team live for the contests and costumes? Who cares whether you run one mile or one hundred miles as long as you’re having fun! Show your spirit by preparing for and flaunting your team’s creativity and enthusiasm through our social media contests.
5. Make it Your Own
Get creative and come up with your own way to run and connect together. We can’t wait to hear what your team has planned and seeing you in action during Virtual Beer Chase week — don’t forget to use #BBC2020 and tag us @cascaderelays and @beer_chase
PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO PACKET PICKUP/DELIVERY IN ALL LOCATIONS DUE TO THE OREGON WILDFIRES.
Packet Pick-Up in Bend and Portland. Packet Delivery to Eugene and Salem. Packet Shipment to Colorado/out of state teams.
Each team will receive the following:
For those teams that want to be included in the Beer Chase 2020 Official Results must follow these steps:
Important: When posting results you’ll need to use the very exact email address of the captain and the very exact spelling with case and punctuation as they did when you registered – if not, you’ll receive a message saying that they’re not found.
Official results will be posted by Wednesday, October 7th
Complete your team roster by September 11th so we can prepare your team’s packet and “mystery” t-shirt bag.
Every runner/walker participating in Virtual Beer Chase must sign the e-waiver available here.
Virtual Beer Chase registration is now closed; however, we will do our best to accommodate any teams still wanting to participate. Please email [email protected].