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Kastenlauf participants in Harrislee

Kastenlauf, Kistenlauf, Bierkastenlauf, Bierlauf, Bierkastenrennen (literally crate-running, beer crate-running, or equivalents), biergrätle-race, or Bier-Rallye, is a drinking game/sport that is played in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. It is a race among teams that consist of at least two people carrying a crate of beer, all of which must be consumed prior to crossing the finish line.[1][2] The first team to cross the finish line after drinking all of their beer is considered the winner.[3]

The route generally varies from 5 km to 12 km in length.[4]

In Munich, kastenlauf events have been organized since 1982.[5]