Beer Mile Media

Beer Mile: The Film




What started as an underground event has transformed into a wildly-competitive, international phenomenon. How is it possible to run a sub-4 minute mile while chugging 4 beers? How will a tight-knit community, born out of making running a little more fun, receive Olympian Shelby Houlihan who is currently serving a suspension from track and field? Relationships will be tested as athletes from around the world strive to break records, make friends, and fight to be crowned Beer Mile world champions.

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Event Recap


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Adam Shurson

March 30, 2024

We're excited to share that we have picture lock on the film and have moved on to finishing touches - sound design, color grading, etc.

After 25 versions/iterations, we now have the final version we think best tells the story of the beer mile.

The run time is around 34 minutes, which puts us in the short film category for film festivals. We have a list of 17 film festivals around the world we are actively applying to to bring the beer mile to eyeballs around the world!

We are pumped for our first private showing in Chicago on April 13 to start sharing it with our Kickstarter backers!

Thank you all for the support throughout this journey. We are oh-so close to being able to share all the hard work with you!

Chris Robertson

Feburary 2nd, 2024

Wow. We just watched the first full-length cut and it feels like... a movie? The whole process has been really, really cool to compare our memory of the 2023 World Classic with the portrayal in the documentary.

Lengthening the runtime has carved out enough room to really dig into all of the collective stories that made up the dope event we had this year. We are working on identifying our in-person watch party venue in Chicago and hope to update you all soon!

Adam Shurson

January 15th, 2024

Ladies with gentle hands - the bag is secured 💰

A huge THANK YOU to our backers who supported the Kickstarter - we literally could not have done this without you.

We are currently filming some pickup interviews to really glue everything together. We're super excited to see things close to their final form.

While we had originally thought the runtime would be roughly 12-15 minutes, we are happy to announce we should have a final runtime of around 40 minutes! This will put us into the "short film" category for our film festival submissions.

Chris Robertson

November 16th, 2023

THE TRAILER AND KICKSTARTER ARE LIVE! Tell your friends, enemies, neighbors, family, stray cat in your backyard — everyone! We'd love to hear your feedback on the trailer and Kickstarter - drop us a line at film@beermile.com

Adam Shurson

September 5th, 2023

We couldn't save all of the footage for the documentary. Here's a sneak peak at some of the chaos and fun that happened at the World Championships this year! Hope you enjoy the video - huge shoutout to Mainstream for their amazing work on the livestream. A special thank you to Thatch Films for being our partners-in-crime and bringing the Beer Mile to a documentary form.

Chris Robertson

July 4th, 2023

The return of the Beer Mile World Classic to the United States after an 8-year hiatus was highly anticipated, and it did not disappoint. The deepest beer mile fields ever assembled gathered in Chicago for the 9th annual World Classic to duke it out for world titles, records, and glory.

Read our full recap at Beermile.com

Executive Producer

Chris RobertsonAdam ShursonPatrick McVeigh


Charles FritschnerNick Bacon


Charles Fritschner

Director of Photography

Sam Paakkonen


Sam Paakkonen

In Collaboration With

Thatch FilmsMainstream MediaMad City


Corey BellemoreShelby HoulihanLaura RichesChris RobertsonElizabeth LaseterJohn MarkellNick MacFallsAdam ShursonMelanie PozdolAllison Grace MorganMarkus LiwingFrederik KromannTravis PriceWill LeerNev SchulmanKen Rideout

Field Producer

Eric BoyerAngela Bour

Camera Operators

Kyle GiffordTyler BedgoodPhli CagenMike KwielfordCameron Moore

Drone Operators

Kevin PerbergTyler Bedgood

Field Audio

Jacob Halfman

Production Assistants

Jennie McMurtryRay CanoEd ApelAylene Lopez

Sound Design

Nihar Gagneja


Vlad Marievych

Special Thank You To Our Kickstarter Backers

Matt Dockstader, A GOOD RUNJesse BaconFrederik Kromann AKA Fat Craig EngelsChris LuckBrian R. BurgessGrant HolsteinTom AlbrightAmelia AppelCorinne FitzgeraldNēv SchulmanCamille Bacon-HouserBob Geiger - Illinois Prep Top TimingMatthew DebelakBrian RobertsonRyan "ISU Run Club" ClarkBelgian BeerMileJane & Dan BausermanDaniel LynchMarissa MarkleDorian and Felix ButlerLiam HeatonSpmGoFastKasNoahMommyMelanie PozdolEmily DonlevyJessica CavalloMichael ZielinskiAllen O'ConnorCullen GossNed FlandersAndrew BelschnerJ-RobJane AllenJess LampeJim EkinsLandon PerdueColin WynesBellemore FamilyHappy PaceGreg AlbertsonWalker GunningPeter HopkinsAlexandra HarmonAidan FruzynaCaitlin RussellFritz BiniokMichael Ryan CunninghamOlli Jauch (@FatBoyzTrackClub)Tom HudsonJeff “BeerJeff” MillerMarkus "The Great Drinker from the North" LivingCorn Cob KingTom NagleBen BartyzelJoshua HoganHeidi SchlueterGamla EkenKelly and Mike WeissbergerJeff JamesClay PattersonJeff Mountjoy-StringhamNick FinchDrew MuellerM&M GillumRutger StacheTyson LoneyMichael FriedlCrohan O'SheaDavid PinsonneaultBrett GeschkeThe Johnny Cash Can Club (Sydney Branch)Kelly ThielbarSarah VogelsongNathan MiyasakiJulie ZyskGlenn GervaisHuntley Historical Society Beer MileMorgan M.Nick BaconTamurlainePolly KeenCassidy WhiteJuliet MorriceThomas McGinnJoseph PohlConor 'Distance' MedleyTim GoddardBramMallory BrackenRay OhkayThe HorstinatorGraham PeckThomas the Drank EngineJimmy LewisDan LarsonLucas “Oma” Vander PloegAndrew O’ConnorJohn M. Campbell, HDRCMaureen O'Brien-AbbonizioChris FurnariDavid HellardMiles BetleySteve Wetton