Preakness Stakes Urinal Run Has Been Shut Down
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A Great American Tradition - The Preakness Urinal Run - Is No More

2/5/09 in Horse Racing   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

It's a sad day today folks, because America is losing one of its great traditions - the coveted urinal run at the Preakness Stakes.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, the Urinal Run is the real race of importance at the Preakness Stakes. Essentially, it's just some drunk dude hopping on top of the line of urinals in the infield and attempting to run across all of them while getting full beer cans chucked at him. God bless America. Here's an example of the hilarity.

That's definitely a better show than a horse race.

So how can the Preakness stop this? Well, no longer will ruffians be able to bring their own liquid refreshment in with which to huck at foolish daredevils. Such a pity.

"No beverage of any kind (cans or bottles), including alcohol, soft drinks and water will be allowed to be brought into the public infield. Sixteen ounce beers will be sold for $3.50."

Softening the blow was the announcement that there will be several added entertainment elements, including a pro women's beach volleyball tournament and a concert featuring Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer ZZ Top, contemporary rockers Buckcherry and a local group yet to be announced.

Buckcherry over Urinal Run? There is no God.

This moment has been coming for some time though. Last year to try and prevent the Urinal Run the Preakness spaced the port-o-johns out more, which led to this truly awesome series of pictures being taken by the Baltimore Sun:

God speed Urinal Run. May you rest as soundly as that drunken idiot.

Preakness tradition ends [Baltimore Sun]
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2/6/09   |   spankyc14   |   14 respect

business opportunity for the superbowl next year, then.

2/5/09   |   njstixx

How about a new tradition whera a dude has to crawl under horses with a six pack and get through the stalls alive..That would be a true urine run...Ever see a horse piss?

2/5/09   |   lothoman

At least there's still the Derby Urinal Run...

2/5/09   |   jrcincalifornia

The absolute definition of "that's gonna leave a mark."

2/5/09   |   JKB37   |   2409 respect

dammit..  i'll miss the running of the urinals..

2/5/09   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

I would just try and catch the cans

2/5/09   |   freckled_wonder

No cans? No problem! I'm sure there are rocks around! F***ing idiots.

2/5/09   |   fremontguy26   |   24 respect

lol thas all i got to say lol