2024 Beer Mile World Classic Date and Location Announced

The 10th edition of the Beer Mile World Classic is locked in and world records are expected to fall yet again.

Beer Mile World Classic 2023 - Chicago
Beer Mile World Classic 2023 - Chicago

The 10th edition of the Beer Mile World Classic is locked in for Saturday, August 17th at the University of Windsor Track Stadium in Windsor, Ontario (Canada). The last time the Beer Mile World Classic took place in Canada was 2018 in Vancouver.

The World Classic, which serves as the official world championship for the Beer Mile, will be hosted by Beer Mile World Record Holder Corey Bellemore and the Canadian Beer Mile Team. In addition to championship heats, the meet will allow local participants to run in open heats.

Men's Preview

A world record alert has been set in the men's race. Five-time Beer Mile World Classic Champion Corey Bellemore has used the World Classic stage to set three world records for the beer mile in 2016 (4:33), 2021 (4:28), and 2022 (4:49 with cans).

Bellemore just missed lowering his world record yet again at the 2023 Beer Mile World Classic in Chicago due to running the entire race in one shoe after some jostling off the start line caused it to fall off. He will be looking for redemption and the performance of his lifetime in front of the home crowd.

Every time Corey comes to the Beer Mile World Classic, the world record is in jeopardy. On his home track, in front friends and family…he could set a generational record," opined Beer Mile World Classic co-founder John Markell.

The men's field also includes #2 all-time performer and two-time world champion Chris Robertson who holds the US Beer Mile Record at 4:37. In the team competition, the US men seek to defend their 2023 title but will face strong competition from England (2022 champions) along with Belgium, Canada, and Sweden all vying for the podium.

Women's Preview

The Women's race looks to be an American fare. The Yanks have three legitimate women who can win. The favorite heading into this year's championship is Elizabeth Laseter, who ran a Championship Record of 6:03.7 in Chicago last July.

The American roster includes two other past champions, Allison Grace Morgan and Melanie Pozdol. England's Laura Riches is a wild card. The European has crossed the line first in past world championships only to be disqualified for overage or reversal violations.

It is unclear whether Shelby Houlihan will be back to compete in the 2024 edition after smashing the women's world record with a 5:43 in a non-championship heat at the 2023 World Classic.

More information and registration will be posted here when available.