The Wild Colonial Tavern   250 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903   (401) 621-5644

How to Play

image1Each team is made up of four players, competing as a relay. Each player first runs the course of 1.25 miles and while there are some very talented runners the second phase is what we like to call “the great equalizer” where the runner must consume a hot dog and a beer before their teammate can leave for the next leg. There are provisions for vegetarians—Tofu dogs furnished by us--and for people with special dietary concerns. The beer is less negotiable. Coney Island rules apply and the Joey Chestnut maneuver is a popular favorite. "Reversals" are frowned upon. To quote the eponymous inspiration of the Josh Billings Runaground (another race we like),“To finish is to win.”