Local runners take part in \"Beer Mile\"

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ROCHEPORT - Hundreds of runners from across the state were in Rocheport Sunday morning to enjoy the warm weather, a good workout and a free drink.

The ShamRox run included options for a 5K and 15K race, but for about 60 other runners, they took part in a different, unique race.

They ran the "Beer Mile," which involved running four laps and drinking four cups of beer during their run.

Each runner, who was 21 or older, drank about 6 ounces of beer each lap, taking more and more time to get through each cup of beer.

Runners who participated in the 5K or 15K races also got a free glass of beer at the end of their race. Organizers said they held a similar event last year in Springfield. About 200 runners took part in that "Beer Mile."