Travelers Rest, SC, USA
Start Date: 2020-06-13
Type of Activity: Running
The 4th Annual Cottonmouth Beerlay will be one for the history books! We have literally combined two of the best things in the world... Drinking and Running. While not traditionally put together this chemistry experiment is bound to have some "explosive" results!


Drink- Run- Repeat. 

Individuals and Relays will perform country trail loops in Travelers Rest with a little bit of liquid courage to get you to the finish line. Before each lap is run, you have the option to drink a 12-ounce beer for a 2 minute deduction off your lap time. Run solo, with your best friend, or on a team of 3 or 4 to complete the 8 Mile course. Beer option only available for those 21 and older. Your relay baton will be a full beer can. You must hold this can the entire race. (any team with a racer under 21, will hold a non-alchoholic object)



  • 8 Mile Cottonmouth - 4:00pm 
  • 8 Mile Cottonmouth Relay (2 - 4 People) - 4:01pm



  1. Each competitor drinks a Beer prior to starting their lap. 
  2. Beer must be consumed before the lap is begun
  3. Beer will be provided Brewery 85.  
  4. All relay runners must carry a full beer baton during the race to be exchanged to the next runner. 
  5. Any puking within the transition area will result in either a disqualification or consuming another beer. 

Handicap: Along with a 2:00 minute time deduction for drinking beer, we are also implementing age graded deductions. **If you are part of the relay your age and gender handicap will be averaged among the number of relay members.

  • (Women): 10%
  • (15 and under) 5%
  • (40-45) 5%
  • (46-49) 5% + 1% for every year
  • (50-54) 14%
  • (55-59) 18%
  • (60-64) 21%
  • (65-69) 26%
  • (70+) 30%






Discounts and Membership

  • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 15% OFF

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Packet Pickup & Address

You can pick up your race bib and any apparel items purchased race morning near our timing tent at the start finish line. Packet Pickup will start 60 minute prior to the start of each distance! Apparel will be for sale on race day. Race Day registration is also available but I will warn you now, you will not like the price. Best bet is to register now! 14 Neverland Way Travelers Rest SC Starting on Saturday at 2:00pm


Race Swag

All race participants will receive an Upstate Ultra Sticker and a unique wooden finisher award. Not everyone likes shirts so we have provided an option to purchase an Upstate Ultra Tri-Blend Shirt, Performance Socks, Trucker Hat, or Trail Buff. Change your mind? Update your swag item for this race by following these steps HERE
Overall Top 3 M&F
Top 3 Age Group M&F
  • 10-under
  • 11-14
  • 15-20
  • 21-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-80
  • 80+


Do I need to bring my own beer? 

  • No, Brewery 85 will be providing us with the beer for the event. 


How many beers do I drink for my time deduction? 

  • Cottonmouth 8 Mile - While you do not HAVE to drink for your event if you drink the beer/soda prior to each 2 mile lap you will be rewarded 2 minutes off your time. One beer is allowed per lap of the 4 lap race. The beer must be drank completely prior to the start of the next lap
  • Cottonmouth 8 Mile Relay - While you do not HAVE to drink for your event if you drink the beer/soda prior to your leg of the 2 mile run you will be rewarded 2 minutes off your time. If you are a 4 person team, each runner is given the opportunity to drink a beer prior to starting their two mile run. 


  • Switch Event: Email me WithoutLimitsGreenville@gmail.com and I will drop you down in distance. 
  • Defer Registration: We do not offer race deferrals
  • Transfers: We do not offer transfers to other participants. 
  • Refunds: We do not offer race refunds
  • Race Director Info: Matthew Hammersmith: WithoutLimitsGreenville@gmail.com