_ The 2021 Trotting for Tatas:
Parker-Binns Vineyard will be our gracious host for this 1st 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.
Registration Includes a bottle of wine for ultra runners and a glass of wine post race for the 5k runners!
Camping is offered for both Friday and Saturday night with a checkout of 10am on Sunday
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are available through the vineyard and our local food trucks!
Learn more about the Vineyard HERE
Trotting for Tatas 5k @ 11am
3 Hour @ 3pm
6 Hour @ Noon
9 Hour @ 9am
All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 20% OFF
Elevation Per 1.5 Mile Loop - 85 Feet
Please have your bib # available for our staff at packet pickup
Bib Numbers can be found in the "Find a Participant Tab" in the race menu
Arrive 90 minutes prior to race start
Address for Parking/Packet Pickup listed below
Please carpool if available
Bathrooms - Parking - Start/Finish Line - Packet Pickup - Drop Bag Area - Aid Stations
All of these areas will be located within eyesight of one another
Drop Bags can be placed at the start/finish line area.
At packet pickup give your bib number to one of our staff or volunteers
They will give you a:
Safety Pins if needed
Event Apparel (if ordered)
Timing Chip & Strap w/ corresponding Bib # that needs to be worn on your ankle
Needs to be returned. Failure to return the chip or lose the chip will include a $25 replacement fee
Prior to race start the RD will give some last minute instructions
When you finish the race please return the timing chip and strap before getting your finisher medal
Bottle of Wine (Ultra Runners)
Glass of Wine (5k Runners)
Upstate Ultra Sticker
Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)
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.
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
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!
In an effort to be good stewards to mother nature we will not have any of the following items at ANY of our events. This is in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint being placed by endurance events throughout the world. Please have a cup or hydration bottle if you will need to consume water/nutrition during the event. Please bring your own fork/spoon for any post race meals. Please bring your own bags for items collected at the race. Please make use of old safety pins or our new Bib Boards that will be available for the timing chip only.
No Safety Pins
No Plastic Spoons/Forks
No Plastic Packet Pickup Bags
Switch Event: Email me WithoutLimitsGreen[email protected] and I will drop you down in distance.
Defer Registration: We do not offer race deferrals
Transfers: We do not offer transfers to other participants.
Refunds: We do not offer race refunds
Race Director Info: Matthew Hammersmith: [email protected]
2275 Whiteside Rd, Mill Spring, NC 28756, USA
2021 Results at: runsignup.com