San Diego's Beer Can Races Begin

The 34th year in the making of the Annual Beer Can Race Series
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

It's as silly as it sounds, but we're sort of obsessed. The 34th Annual Beer Can Race Series kicked off the last week in May in San Diego, Calif., and the oragnizers and participants are expecting even more fanfare and fun. 

NBC San Diego reports that the sailing contest began when friends didn't want to wait for the weekends to start racing; so the Wednesday tradition began as a boozy, beer-fueld race. Of course now, it's a little more formal than its humble beginnings. "“Of course now, there’s no drinking. It’s a very serious competition,” spokesperson Stephanie Thompson said to NBC. “The drinking is saved for the after-party afterwards.”

The race will take place every Wednesday now through August 7, and start around Harbor Island. And of course, the winners can get their names on the "Beer Cup" trophy as a top contestant. NBC says that there's still room on teams to participate; we just want to know where the after-party is. (After all, San Diego's got more than enough craft breweries to really fuel the post-race fun.) 

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