If your weekend plans involve running a mile and drinking beer, you can combine the two at the inaugural Dogtown Beer Down this Sunday on Main Street in Argenta from 1-3 p.m. Participants will drink four beers over the course of a mile — “a single, 12 o.z. 5% ABV beer before each quarter-mile leg.”

Prizes will be awarded for top competitors and most dramatic finishes. A dramatic finish seems inevitable after pounding four beers and running mile, but there’s no way of knowing the varying degree of bodily reactions to enduring such a physical ordeal. Expect excessive celebrations, stumbling … maybe stand back if you’re hanging around the finish line.


The entry fee is $25, and there will be multiple heats run from 1-3 p.m. You must be 21-plus to participate. However, there will also be a $25 Root Beer Mile for kids at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Thea Foundation. Learn more about the Thea Foundation here. Register for the races here.

Can you run a four-minute mile? Of course not. But we bet you can drink a beer or four.
And you, friend, are exactly who we’re looking for.
Kind of in shape? Sort of?
Have a competitive spirit, but not, you know, over-the-top with it?
Have a taste for beer?
Then we want YOU to sign up for the Dogtown Beer Down — Argenta’s first Official Beer Mile!
Join us Sunday, Oct. 10, from 1-3 p.m. in the Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock.
Participants will drink four beers over the course of one mile — That’s a single, 12 oz., 5% ABV beer before each quarter-mile leg. The course will be on Main Street in downtown North Little Rock.
For reasons we probably don’t have to explain, you must be 21 or over to enter.
Proceeds support to Thea Foundation, which provides scholarships to Arkansas high school seniors through six art-based competitions, provides art supplies and materials to teachers and more.