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Race to the Taps – October 27, 2018 – Bold Rock Cidery – Mills River NC

No one says you have to run a marathon in one day. Or do it without beer. You might even feel running a 5K is enough to earn you a great local brew.

The Mix 96.5 Race To The Taps is back for 2018, with the return of the “Marathon Edition” – participate in the season of runs at four area breweries, and you’ll end up running 26.2 miles. Western North Carolina’s favorite running event is also “doubling down”, with two courses at each event. In addition to distances that add up to a marathon, each brewery will also have a 5K option:

All races will start at 9 am, with registration including a cold craft brew at the finish line party for those at least 21. Visit Results Zone as you toast your achievement with a local beer or cider. Once again this year, each event will offer awards for top finishers in each age category, along with King and Queen of the Taps awards, for those who display the best spirit and fantastic flair.

You can register now online for either distance at any brewery. If you sign up to be a marathoner by March 8, you’ll receive a special discount, along with a commemorative flight glass at each race, and a Race To The Taps marathoner wooden flight board upon completing your 26.2 miles. Individual races are $25 for 5K runners, and $40 for the longer marathoner distances.

A portion of proceeds from each race day will benefit great non-profits in Western North Carolina, including the Kiwanis Club of Asheville, Children First/Communities in Schools, Southside Woodworks and GO! Green Opportunities.



Races start at 9 AM.


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