June 1, 2013
200 E. 3rd Street
Cincinnati, OH 41071
combines a ridiculous running race - a 4k with 3 beer chug stations* along the race course, a full beer at the Finish Line, crazy costumes, great times with friends, and unbelievable athleticism. has teamed up with some rad bars in Cincinnati to create this awesome day of racing and community enjoyment! (*chug stations = 5-6 oz. of beer per)
In addition to being a part of an awesome and unique racing experience, all participants will receive a sweet Finisher's medal (that doubles as a bottle opener...no, really), the equivalent of over two beers and a t-shirt to commemorate your amazing accomplishment. You also have the option to have your race professionally timed so you and your friends can laugh about how long it took to finish a mere 4k while sipping some suds!
is all about ridiculousness and fun with your friends, frienimies, family and randoms. You MUST be 21 years of age by race day to participate and all beer chugging is 100% optional (water will be available at all chug stations). All participants MUST have valid IDs available upon check-in which will be reviewed by law enforcement agents. No valid ID = no race.
So you've registered, trained hard every Friday and Saturday (and hell, maybe even Tuesday) night, and come up with the best costume idea we've ever seen. What else is there?...
The weekend of Tap 'N' Run Cincinnati is a busy weekend in the city, so hotel rooms are going fast! Due to the busy weekend, we weren't able to secure a room block at one specific hotel. However, there are plenty of hotel options within walking distance of the Start Line at Newport on the Levee and the Finish Line in The Banks that still have rooms available. But make sure to call and book your room early!
We like to host our events in unique areas of each city, which can sometimes make parking difficult. Because of that, make sure you arrive in plenty of time to get parked and get your ID checked! There are numerous parking garages and surface lots on both sides of the river within walking distance of the Start and Finish lines. Visit Newport on the Levee's Parking Guide
for information on Newport parking. Also, remember to tap responsibly and plan ahead with taxis or designated drivers.
Not running the race, but ready to see some crazy tappers?! Don't worry, there will be plenty of areas throughout downtown Cincinnati where you can safely and happily view the shenanigans. To pick out your prime spot, check out our Course Map!
If you purchased timing when registering for Tap 'N' Run, you'll be able to pick up your timing chip with your packet on Friday or Saturday. The timing chip will be a disposable chip attached to your bib, and your bib will have a QR code where you can view the results soon after you finish!
All participants must fill out an event waiver to participate. We'll have some paper waivers on hand at the race, but who really wants to deal with that on Saturday? Instead, make sure you sign the online waiver through Active.com
. We'll send out a reminder the week before the event if you haven't already filled it out.
- Pints (Teams with 2-4 members)
- Tall Boys (Teams with 5-7 members)
- Growlers (Teams with 8-Infinity members)
- Top 3 male and Top 3 female overall timed finishers will receive awards
Our event staff will be roaming the crowd on race day, checking you out in your crazy costumes (or your everyday wear, depending on your fashion sense). Awards will be handed out post-race, so make sure to stick around!
Every participant will need to pick-up their bib, timing chip, t-shirt and other important information before the race begins at the designated Packet Pick-Up location. Packet Pick-up will occur from 2p-7p on Friday, May 31 at (301 Riverboat Row, 41071). On Saturday, Packet Pick-up will occur near the Start Line at (200 E Third Street, 41071) from 10a-1:30p. Every participant will also need to have their ID checked before the race to receive a wristband allowing them to consume beer on the race route. No exceptions.
Each runner will be assigned a race wave. Waves will start every five minutes, with the first at 2:00 PM. Don't worry, we won't split up your team!
Immediately following Tap 'N' Run, JAM Active will announce award winners near the Finish Line. Afterwards, all participants are encouraged to stick around and enjoy good times (plus more booze)!
While we don't allow refunds or transfers for , we do have a pretty nifty credit system that Tappers can take advantage of if you're not able to race after signing up. If you notify us (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
) four weeks or further from the race date, you will be credited 100% of your registration fee. Notification two to four weeks before the race equals a 50% credit. Anything closer to the date of the race will not receive a credit. Your credit will be kept on file and can be used for entry into any other JAM Active race of an equal or lesser value for a period of
We're here to party Rain or shine, but unfortunately Mother Nature can be a Bit** sometimes. If we can't tap, please don't be pissed. There's a lot to consider; check out our emergency list!
for the emergency plan.
Not wanting to race, but still wanting to be part of the fun? Volunbeer (see that? wordplay!) for ! We will have volunteer opportunities the day before and the day of the race. The day before the race, you will help with Packet Pick-Up by handing out T-shirts, timing chips, and race bibs. On the day of the race, there are opportunities to help with course setup, late registration and Packet Pick-Up, and at our Chug Stations handing out beer.
As a volunteer, you'll receive:
· A staff t-shirt
· Meal(s) while you are volunteering
· Access to the event After Party/Awards
· A free beer at the After Party
· The best view in the house for all the shenanigans
Without great Volunbeers, Tap 'N' Run wouldn't be possible! Shoot an e-mail to email@example.com
to sign up to volunteer.