Trotting for Tatas 5k
Wine & Dine Benefit Run/Walk
Upstate Race Series will be timing the race and any donations and profits from hosting the 5k race will benefit The Foundation for St. Luke’s Hospital 3D Mammography project. Inspired by one of the owners, Karen Binns, who overcame breast cancer is more than excited to host this annual event right between the vines of her family owned and operated vineyard!
Parker-Binns Vineyard will be our gracious host for this annual event. Polk County, North Carolina had a rich history of growing and selling grapes in the late 1800’s. Now with the area having over 20 vineyards and 3 wineries, we knew this was the place to begin. And begin we did…clearing the trees and thickets, preparing the soil and planting over 4000 grape vines. Although we were familiar with this, we made an outstanding discovery…we’re 31 years older (ouch!) and yet another adventure begins!!! After only a couple of years of retirement, we were bored and needed inspiration. With our background in the food and beverage industry, we decided that we wanted to be part of the emerging East Coast wine industry. We searched up and down the region and finally found what we felt was the perfect parcel, 40 acres in the Tryon Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are available through the vineyard. Learn more about the Vineyard HERE
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Donations & Club Membership Discount - 15% OFF
All club memberships to the Upstate Running Club and/or the South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club fund the Upstate Running Club Youth Team with over 200 members. The club provides FREE training services, training equipment, race uniforms, and comped race entries to our series throughout the year. All donations directly fund the club to help cover the costs of facility rentals, insurance, post practice snacks, team socials, and awards! The program is comprised of athletes of all abilities from ages 6-12 years old
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Event Details for the 5k and Benefit Run/Walk
What: 5k Run and 6 Hour Benefit Walk
When: August 26th @ 9am
Where: Parker Binns Vineyard
Address: 2275 Whiteside Rd Mill Spring, NC US 28756
Food: Food truck on site
Live Music: from 3pm to 6pm
Parker-Binn Vineyard Course Description
The course is a rolling vineyard with grass and a small section of gravel
Course Map HERE - Elevation Per 1.62 Mile Loop - 140 Feet
Finisher Medal for Benefit Walk/Run
(Must complete 8.0085 miles) or 6 laps
Upstate Ultra Sticker
Camping is offered
Complimentary Race Photos
Timing, Results & Race Awards
Top 3 Male and Female will receive a custom hand made award!
Each finisher will receive a finisher medal that will be branded with the race logo and custom lanyard.
This event will be chip timed with a reusable timing chip attached with an ankle strap. The timing chip will correspond with your bib number at packet pickup. The chip will be read by our timing hardware at the finish line and timing software. Results will be updated online periodically throughout the event. Please return your timing chip & strap at the conclusion of your event.
We will also publish our age group results that will coincide with our Race Series.
To learn more about our race series and awards please visit our results page here: HERE
Staging Area & Camping & Personal Aid Station Setup
Athletes who are not camping are permitted to have a drop bag or personal tent near the aid station in the open field adjacent to the start/finish line loop. Please be mindful to place your personal belongings off the course as to not impede the runners, the flow of traffic, or other race participants. The start and finish line loop will serve as the official drop bag area designation. When you are finished with your race please "pack in and pack out" making the host facility look better than you found it. Camping is open for participants and crew members/spectators. During registration you will have an option to select a primitive camping spot. No water, no power, but plenty of space to spread out along the course and right next to the vineyard! You will be able to set up a 10 x 10 personal aid station along the course near the start finish line and the parking lot throughout the event.
We will have a basic aid station at the start/finish line of the race that includes water, tailwind, soda, cookies, crackers, and other sugary fixes! We gladly accept aid station donations of food items that you like to see at races. Our staff is very busy with course marking, timing, packet pickup, and communication with runners, that it does make it hard to prepare some amazing tasty treats in-between laps so feel free to contribute a little slice of heaven if you can! Thank you
Cup-less Event: Please provide your own hydration vessel for use at our aid stations
Upcoming Events with Upstate Race Series - See Upcoming Races HERE
25 Annual Races with a wide variety of events including 5ks, Relays, Youth Events, and Ultra Marathons
Without Limits Coaching - Contact Our Coaches HERE
Coaching Services that include training plans and/or race specific race plans and consultations for your next event
Upstate Running Club - Join & Donate for $5 OFF 100+ Local Races HERE
Non-Profit club that funds the Youth Running Club in the upstate with a variety of events and club runs for adult
South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club - Join for 25% OFF Races HERE
Trail & Ultra running club that helps support its members and races throughout the state of South Carolina
Jay Baker Photography Race Photos - See Photos HERE
Complimentary race photos, music, and of course engagement with the crowd to bring you to the finish
Go Green Events Timing & Registration - More Info HERE
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Our staff at Upstate Race Series, Upstate Ultra, and Go Green Events is proud to produce 28 events a year for the Upstate Running Club and the South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club. Any participants that are unable to attend, their registration will be donated to our Youth Running Program that offers free training services and racing opportunities for over 200 kids in the upstate.