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Race To The Taps Returns To New Belgium

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Race To The Taps Returns To New Belgium

Fun Five Miler In West Asheville April 29

It’s not only the fastest who wins the race. Sometimes it’s also the lady dressed as a Voodoo Ranger, the guy wearing a Fat Tire, or a duo dressed as Heavy Melons.

The Mix 96.5 Race To The Taps, the brewery-inspired running series, returns to New Belgium Brewing in West Asheville with an 11 am race Saturday, April 29.

IMG_5163JPG“It’s a great five-miler to run or walk,” says Nikki Mitchell, Mix 96.5 Race Director. “Last year, New Belgium brought some of the greatest beer-inspired costumes, and I can’t wait to see the fun and flair this year’s race brings.”

You don’t have to wear a costume, but it doesn’t hurt – especially for a chance at the highly coveted Queen and King of the Taps awards. It’s bestowed upon the runners best representing the theme of the host brewery.

“We have another big finish line party planned with tunes from Mix 96.5’s DJ Kipper, and as always, participants 21 and older can toast their achievement with a cold New Belgium brew.”

A portion of race proceeds will benefit United Way of Asheville-Buncombe County, GO! Green Opportunities, and Girls on the Run.

IMG_5173JPGOnline registration continues through April 26. If there’s still space available, on-site registration will be offered starting at 9:30 am on race day in front of New Belgium.

The 2017 Race To The Taps series is presented by Paramount Kia, with additional support from Kick It Event Management, Foot Rx, Alan’s Jewelry and Pawn, Gold’s Gym, River Arts Dentistry, Cornerstone Physical Therapy, Asheville Museum of Science, Whole Foods, Greenlife Grocery, M.B. Haynes, Blue Ridge Orthodontics, Blubus Screen Printing, the Runner’s Mechanic, Griffin Waste Services and Physio Physical Fitness and Wellness.

See more photos of last year’s New Belgium Race To The Taps here.


Ken Ulmer

Former TV weatherguy who never got it right, til the day I predicted mostly cloudy skies with a 100% chance of unemployment. I've survived stints as a morning radio host, stay-at-home dad, and lab assistant. All left me with with varying degrees of side-effects, which somehow combined to make me a good fit to be the editor/video producer of the828.com.

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