Runners to stomach egg nog mile

Sure, you may have survived running a beer mile, but could your tummy take the egg nog mile?

Sure, you may have survived running a beer mile, but could your tummy take the egg nog mile?

Combining running with egg nog sounds like a recipe for disaster, but runners in Sacramento will try their hand at it on Saturday at the Egg Nog Mile.

It’s the fifth year for the run, where as many as 100 current and former cross-country runners will meet for a holiday ritual. According to an article in the Sacramento Bee, what was once a race for two skinny guys now offers multiple heats and attracts all kinds of runners.

And it’s exactly what it sounds like it is — a festive take on the traditional college “beer mile” ritual. Each runner must drink a 12-ounce cup of eggnog at the starter’s gun, then take off and run four laps. After each lap, runners must stop and drink another 12-ounce cup of egg nog.

If you vomit on the course, you must run a fifth lap (although without the need to chug another glass of egg nog).

Think you can handle it? Try watching a video of last year’s race first and see how your stomach feels.