Final run of first season of Race to the Taps on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Brevard

From Race To The Taps at Oskar Blues:

Final Beer Run

BREVARD – There’s one more chance to cross the finish line and celebrate your achievement with a craft brew.  The inaugural season of The Race To The Taps ends this Saturday, Nov. 14, with a four-mile event along the Brevard Greenway around Oskar Blues Brewery.

The race was postponed last month, when heavy rain moved through the mountains.

“We have more than 400 runners registered to explore the beautiful area around our host brewery, Oskar Blues,” says Nikki Mitchell, Events and Promotions Director with 105.9 the Mountain, which produces the race series.  It’s the last of a “six-pack” of runs this year to give participants a chance to race around different beer makers in Western North Carolina.

The fastest runners in each category of this chip-timed event will win prizes, but slower competitors are also in the running. “We have a ‘middle of the pack’, or ‘MOP’ award, for the runner whose time is exactly between the fastest and slowest runners. We also have awards for the ‘King and Queen of the Taps’, based on attitude and attire,” explains Mitchell.  “We love beer-themed costumes.”

The finish line features a party with DJ Kipper playing Yacht Rock, plus local food and other vendors celebrating runners’ achievements.

On-site registration begins at 11am Saturday.  A portion of each registration fee supports Mountain True and its environmental protection work.

The Race To The Taps at Oskar Blues is sponsored by Paramount Kia, Greenlife Grocery, Whole Foods, Asheville Running Company, Sheppard Insurance Group, Complete Nutrition, AVL Broker, Kick It Event Management, Massage Envy, and Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation. For more information, visit

About Virginia Daffron
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