Meet Charlie

Hailing from North East, Victoria, Charlie Blanch is currently ranked in the Top 10 in the Beer Mile event across Australia (Top 20 Intl.)

Having competed in races across Australia and the U.S. Charlie is on a new mission to be the best in the world at the upcoming 2016 Beer Mile World Championship.

Charlie is a runner, an athlete, a drinker, an all around good bloke and ready to go more than a mile.

Charlie Blanch

Beer Mile Race Rules

The basic premise is Four Beers, Four Laps around a track

  • Beer must be consumed before the lap is begun, within the transition area which is the 10 meter zone before the start/finish line on a 400m track.
  • Competitors must drink canned beer and the cans should not be less than 355ml (the standard can volume) or 12oz (the imperial equivalent). Bottles may be substituted for cans as long as they are at least 12 oz (355 ml) in volume.
  • Each beer can must not be opened until the competitor enters the transition zone on each lap.
  • Competitors who vomit before they finish the race must complete one penalty lap at the end of the race (immediately after the completion of their 4th lap).
  • Beer cans must not be tampered with in any manner, ie. no shotgunning or puncturing of the can except for opening the can by the tab at the top. The same applies with bottles - no straws or other aids are allowed in order to aid in the speed of pouring.
See the Official Rules

The Documentary Trailer

Our film crew will be training with Charlie over the next several months and documenting the hard work and many beers it takes to become a world champion of the beer mile.

Support the Journey on Kickstarter

Help us get Charlie to the 2016 Beer Mile World Championship in Europe and fund the documentary discovering what it takes to be a champion of running and drinking.