Concerns have been medical concerns related to a plan for a short fun run in Taiwan that promises unlimited beer for each runner:
“Alcohol can also cause a loss of balance and thus makes it more likely runners will fall and injure themselves,” Yan said, urging participants not to consume beer until after they cross the finish line. In response, the event’s planner, Tai Jung-wei (戴榕葦), said they plan to set up only two beer stations along the route and provide each runner with only 100ml of draft beer, to prevent them from any discomfort or accidents. “We have also prepared a number of drinking games along the way to allow our contestants to take a brief break from the run. They will only be able to enjoy unlimited beer after they pass the finish line,” Tai said, adding that the race is open to people aged 18 and older.
Thank God the unlimited beer is only available to those who have finished the race. Could you imagine the carnage folk attaining speeds of 10 mph might inflict not only upon themselves but on the public as a whole. It's bad enough when people do the harm they do out walking at up to 3 mph after having a few. Bumps. Bumps, I tell you. And sometimes confused interactions with strangers met on the sidewalk when one is uncertain whether that person was intending to pass to the right or the left.
Oh, the inhumanity of it all. When will we ever learn?