All of your pressing questions about Detroit's 3rd annual Chug-A-Lug will be answered here. If you still have questions send us a message!

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What is the Chug-A-lug?

The Chug-A-Lug is a 5-mile 5-bar fun run through 3 of Detroit's prominent neighborhoods. Runners will start at McShane's on Michigan Ave

 
Arrive Depart
McShane's 1:00 2:00
Nancy Whiskey 2:10 2:50
The Old Miami 3:05 3:45
Thomas Magee's 4:05 4:45
Bookies 5:00 5:45

What do I need to bring?

Bring cash for each bar and valid license. Remember the goal is to buy 5 drinks total! 

What do I get if I win?

This is not a race; we are all winners. So we all get the 5 beers and the memory of being a part of the Chug-A-Lug. 

How does this work exactly?

Everyone should stick together. We will leave each bar after 30 minutes and have a 1 to 1.5 mile run in between. When at the bar, listen for the signal which means 5 minutes left. It will sound again when we are leaving. Each person is responsible for providing the bars with proper identification and paying for your own beer. 

Our "expert" recommendation: Get a group of 5 together and each person buy a round during the day! 

Keep it Classy Detroit

We hope all participants complete the challenge but make sure to put safety first. This is not an official run, no medics or roped off courses. It is a group of friends running, you are responsible for your own actions and decisions. Stay hydrated, eat if you would like, and have fun. 

What does this have to do with Champions Day?

Governor Fitzgerald urged citizens "to pay tribute to the heroes of the sport world who have brought honor and glory to the State and Detroit." We want Champions' Week to celebrate everyone bringing glory to the city, including the residents and local business owners. 

The theme is to show your Detroit pride, wear a jersey, t-shirt, or costume that you want in order to honor as we continue the sport-tradition with a real challenge in a 5 mile run.