~ Four 5-milers ~


The third race in Mix 96.5's Race to the Taps Running Series is Saturday, September 30th at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, NC. Don't miss this chip timed 5-miler just minutes from Pisgah National Forest. Runners & walkers are welcome but pets and strollers are not allowed. All runners 21+ with valid ID can cheers to his/her achievement at the end with a brew from Oskar Blues Brewery included in the race registration.




The Race to the Taps 5-miler at Oskar Blues Brewery is part of a four race running series over the course of 2017. All races in the Race to the Taps Running Series are 5-mile courses unique to each brewery and include an event on March 18th at Bold Rock Cidery, April 29th at New Belgium Brewing and the final race on October 28th at the Wedge Brewing Company at the Foundation. Tap one, tap all four!


** Grab 5 friends and save with the 6-pack TEAM CHALLENGE **

Sign up 6 of your friends and/or family to create a 6-pack of running buddies and save $30 on registration ($5 per runner) PLUS each runner on the team gets a Race to the Taps sweater koozie at packet pickup. The best team at the race will also win a special Race to the Taps award! Simply select your race entry (shirt or no shirt) then follow the prompts to create or add to a team)


Look for the add to team area after choosing shirt or no shirt option.


Registration Fees

Registration WITHOUT Race T-shirt

Lower registration fee/ T-shirt NOT included


Race to the Taps is presented by 



With additional sponsor support from









In keeping with the theme of the series, pint glasses from the brewery host, will be awarded to the top 3 male & female finishers in each age category. Age group awards are decided as the top 3 finishers in each of the following age divisions: 13 and under; 14-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70+.

No double dipping on awards. All timed awards are based on GUN TIME. Chip timing is for your information only. 



In addition to the timed awards, we will also award a “King & Queen of the Taps” at each race for the “most spirit”based on attire and enthusiasm and the M.O.P (Middle of the Pack) award for the runner with the middle time of all runners.



The TOP 10 awards at each Race to the Taps (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and overall Male & Female, plus Top Masters and Grandmasters Male & Female) receive a custom Race to the Taps wooden 6-pack carrier created just for us from Southside Woodworks.

Non-Profit Partner

Thank you to our Non-Profit Partner Friends of the Smokies

About Friends of the Smokies

Friends of the Smokies works with the National Park Service to help

preserve and protect The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The

 folks at this nonprofit have done a wonderful job raising funds for 

environmental education, wildlife management, and historic preservation.

environmental education 



Sign up to volunteer here.

Event Schedule

  • September 29 4:00 PM EDT - Early Packet Pick Up/ Onsite Registration opens at Paramount Kia in West Asheville

  • September 29 7:00 PM EDT - Early Packet Pick Up closes

  • September 30 9:30 AM EDT - Race Day Packet Pick Up/Onsite Registration Opens

  • September 30 11:00 AM EDT - Race Start

  • September 30 12:30 PM EDT - Awards

Contact Information

Event Location

Oskar Blues Brewery, Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard, NC, United States

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