Are you up for the challenge?
Unless, of course, you're lactose intolerant, this summer there's the ultimate challenge that will will not only test your physical and mental strength, but a little more. In a unique twist on the adult version of a similar-type race, a few local track athletes will hosting their second annual Chocolate Milk Mile.
The event will be held on Sunday, July 23 at the Cranston West track facility. How does it work? Participants begin the one-mile race by chugging down a 16 oz. cup of chocolate milk. Each subsequent lap after that initial drink, participants again must chug down another cup of milk for a total of four (or a half gallon) during the race.
Sound difficult? It absolutely is. That's what should make it so appealing to not only your everyday runner, but the ultra-competitive ones, too. All entries will be accepted to this uniquely-challenging event, which asks for a $5 donation to cover expenses. In the 2016 race, a total of six runners lined up at the starting line with co-race director Dylan Manning of Bishop Hendricken winning with a time of 5:35.
That record appears to be in serious jeopardy this year.
According to Manning, more than 15 all-staters have already committed to the race. The top five finishers will receive a T-shirt, beads and the obvious bragging rights. Any questions, feel free to contact Manning at 401-484-4623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.