The Tap 'N' Run 4K -- which features costumes, beer chugging and racing -- returns to Cincinnati at 2 p.m. June 1.
The event combines beer and a 2.4-mile run/walk race over the Purple People Bridge and by both Reds and Bengals stadiums. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume and run with teams, friends and family of legal drinking age. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Greater Cincinnati Sports Corp.
The cost is $45 if you register before May 29. The signup is $50 after that or $55 at the time of the race.
Operated by Louisville, Ky.-based JAM Active, Tap ‘N’ Run encourages participants to run, jog, walk, hop, skip or crawl to three different “chug stations” along the course. The “chug stations” will have participants chugging a four-ounce sample of beer before continuing along the race route. At the finish line, participants receive a full beer and the chance to win one of many awards, including Best Mustache, Best Belcher, Most Original Team Concept, Hot Mess and others. A news release made no mention of what brand or brands of beer are involved.