True to the Brew Trail 10K Run/Hike

Sat March 27, 2021 Pomaria, SC 29126 US Directions
Events

True to the Brew Trail Run/Hike 10K Run & Hike

$45 7:30AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Price increases after February 28, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

True to the Brew 10k - Virtual Edition

$45 Price increases after February 28, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
Place
Angella Street
Pomaria, SC US 29126
Description

Join us for the 4th Annual True to the Brew 10k Hike & Run! We are excited to announce we will have two ways to be a part of the race.  You can register to be a part of our live race on Saturday, March 27, 2021 or you can be a part of our VIRTUAL race and complete your 10k distance "Virtually Anywhere" from March 1 -27th, 2021.  We want to make sure everyone has a choice and hope the virtual option will encourage runners and hikers across the country to be a part of this great event.  When you register for the race, you will be given the choice of being at our live event or doing the race virtually.

FOR THE LIVE EVENT

We can't wait to see YOU on our Peak to Prosperity Passage of the beautiful Palmetto Trail.  As you know, this event SELLS OUT every year!   Get registered early.  We will cap the race this year at 300 runners to keep everyone safe on the trail. 

TRUE TO THE BREW 10K ON-SITE COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION
 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our event will look different this year. Here is a guide to the new protocols, which are subject to change. We appreciate your flexibility as we finalize these plans.  We greatly appreciate your willingness to run or hike with us in support of the Palmetto Trail!  If for any reason you are uncomfortable with participating in the “live” event, please register for our Virtual Race Option.
While we recognize many of these steps are not ideal, following these steps and doing our best to eliminate the potential of spread at our events will allow us to continue to host events in this current climate.
 The following practices will be put into place at True to the Brew 10k 2021.

DRIVE THRU PACKET PICK UP

Packet Pick Up will be open from 3 – 6 pm on Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26.

Our Drive Thru Packet Pick-Up will take place at the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, 722 King Street, Columbia SC.
You must enter King Street from Devine Street going toward Lee Street.   Pull up to the curb, out of traffic, in front of the building.  A volunteer will get your name and stay with you until you get your packet.  Directions for Packet Pick Up can be found on this map:
Do not get out of your car.  NO SHIRT SIZE CHANGES PLEASE!  If you need to change a shirt size, check back with Palmetto Conservation the week after the race If your size is available ,we can switch it out.
PRE-RACE 
The event will be capped at 300 athletes.
There will be No Race Day Packet Pick Up or Race Day Registration.
Please do not bring spectators to the 2021 event.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your assigned corral start time.  Practice social distancing!  Our first corral of runners starts at 7:30am and the corrals will continue to start every 10 minutes from that point.  Please come to your assigned start time that you choose during your registration.
Masks / Face coverings MUST BE WORN before the race starts. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.
We will not be able to provide bag drop for the 2021 event.
Masks should not be worn while racing.
We will have water on the course and at the finish line!  If you feel more comfortable bringing your own water, please do so.
If you do not feel well or have a fever on race day, please do not come to the race.  We appreciate your consideration of our runners, volunteers and staff.
POST-RACE
Please put your mask on when you get to the finish line.  We will have disposable masks available.
Packaged food and water will be available at the finish line.
There will be no awards ceremony.  You will be notified by email if you win an overall or age group award.  These awards will be mailed to you after the race.
Please leave the finish line area as soon as possible to make room for more runners at the finish line.
We will have bus service available to get back to your car.  Please wear a mask on the bus and practice social distancing.
If you are not comfortable waiting for or riding on the bus, please carpool and bring two cars.  Park one at the start line and one at the finish line.

  All runners will receive an awesome camouflage race shirt and a beer voucher that can be redeemed at Craft & Draft on Devine or in Irmo SC.  You will receive your race swag at our Drive Thru Packet Pick Up  We appreciate your patience and support! 

 

VIRTUAL RACE OPTION

Runners and Hikers can complete their 10k distance "virtually anywhere" from March 1 - March 27, 2021. All participants in our virtual event will receive an awesome camouflage race shirt and custom Palmetto Trail award!  These will be mailed to you after the event ends.

You will have the option to report your results through our results tab on our registration site.  Awards will be given to the Top Three  Male/Female Overall Fastest Times and to the Top Three Masters Male/Female Fastest Times.  These awards will be mailed to you after the race deadline - Saturday, March 27, 2021.

 

SHIRT DEADLINE! - You must be registered by March 1, 2021 to be guaranteed a shirt!  We will order extra shirts!  But there are NO GUARANTEES of a race shirt after the March 5th deadline.

 

RACE DAY DETAILS!
The True to the Brew 10K Trail Run/Hike will start in Pomaria at the entrance to the Palmetto Trail behind Wilson's Grocery on 5941 US-176 and end at  the impressive Broad River trestle.  The first corral of the race will begin at 7:30am. 

 This is a Rain or Shine Event!  No Refunds.  Must be 12 Years or older to participate.  No Strollers Please.  Dogs on a leash are welcome!  No Race Deferrals. 
 
RACE DAY & SHUTTLE PARKING INFORMATION
Race Day Parking will be available at the Pomaria Baseball Fields on Folk Street.  There will be no parking  around Wilson's Grocery Store.  Follow the directional signs to the parking area!   The buses will begin running as our first finishers clear the finish line.  The first corral of runners starts at 7:30 am. 
Please do not hesitate in contacting Mary Roe at mroe@palmettoconservation.org with any questions.

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE RACE

Pomaria Trailhead: From Columbia, I-26, exit 85, take SC 202 east to US 176, turn left and drive into Pomaria, turn right on Angella Street beside Wilson’s grocery; parking is behind the store at the baseball fields.  Volunteers will be available to direct you to parking that morning.


Event is RAIN or SHINE!  Dogs are welcome -- on leashes!  No STROLLERS! This event is non refundable.


Proceeds benefit The Palmetto Conservation Foundation. Their mission is to foster an appreciation for South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources, providing opportunities for active recreation on the Palmetto Trail and other trail systems that can be enjoyed by all in South Carolina, regardless of gender, race, creed, age, or ability.
For more information go to: http://palmettoconservation.org/passage/peak-to-prosperity-passage/   
 

Race Contact Info

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Own a Piece of the Palmetto Trail!


Become an “honorary owner” of a share in the Palmetto Trail, or gift a share to family and friends! One share is 1/100th of a mile of the Trail. Owners receive a printed certificate recognizing ownership and listing the GPS coordinates of their share. 1 share = $25.

 Trail Shares can be along any Passage of your choice. If multiple shares are purchased, the recipient can choose to have the shares along (1) passage or divide the shares to be along multiple passages.

Click the picture below to Buy Your Share of the Palmetto Trail!

Sponsors
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Sponsorship Opportunities

TRUE TO THE BREW TRAIL RUN & HIKE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce the True to the Brew Trail Run & Hike.  The annual run & hike will offer trail runners and hikers the opportunity for a competitive experience through one of the Palmetto Trail’s most beautiful passages. People have been running and hiking trails as long as there have been trails. The benefits of trail running span from the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Trail running and hiking is booming worldwide!

As a sponsor, this is a great chance for marketing opportunities and a way to show that you are a dedicated corporate citizen interested in promoting land conservation, active living, health and wellness on a statewide level. It is with corporate support that we can deliver one-of-a kind outdoor recreation experience for people of all ages and demographics that will generate even more interest in the Palmetto Trail and South Carolina’s stunning beauty. We look forward to your partnership in this special trail adventure.

Palmetto Trail Runner & Hiker ($5,000)

4 Free Runner/Hiker Registrations

Opportunity to set up table at the event

Speaking opportunity at the event

Online links to company website

Logo on all printed materials

Logo and acknowledgement in PCF statewide monthly newsletter

Mention in all press releases

Acknowledgement on social media

4 True to the Brew Trail Run t-shirts

Logo on event t-shirts

 

Off Road Trail Runner & Hiker ($2,500)

2 Free Runner/Hiker Registrations

Opportunity to set up table at the event

Online links to company website

Logo on all printed materials

Logo and acknowledgement in PCF statewide monthly newsletter

Mention in all press releases

Acknowledgement on social media

2 True to the Brew Trail Run t-shirts

Logo on event t-shirts

Backpacker Trail Runner & Hiker ($1,000)

1 Free Runner/Hiker Registration

Online links to company website

Logo on all printed materials

Logo and acknowledgement in PCF statewide monthly newsletter

Mention in all press releases

Acknowledgement on social media

1 True to the Brew Trail Run t-shirts

Logo on event t-shirts

 

Blaze Trail Runner & Hiker ($500)

Logo on all printed materials

Logo and acknowledgement in PCF statewide monthly newsletter

Mention in all press releases

Acknowledgement on social media

Logo on event t-shirts

 

 

Trek Trail Runner & Hiker ($250)

Logo on all printed materials

Logo and acknowledgement in PCF statewide monthly newsletter

Acknowledgement on social media

Logo on event t-shirts

 

About Palmetto Conservation

The mission of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) is to conserve South Carolina's natural and cultural resources, preserve historic landmarks, and promote outdoor recreation through trails and greenways. Founded in 1989, PCF is a statewide nonprofit organization with headquarters in  Columbia PCF’s largest and best-known project is building and maintaining the Palmetto Trail.

 

For more information:  www.palmettoconservation.org and Facebook/palmettoconservation

 

About RJ Rockers

Palmetto Conservation Foundation and RJ Rockers Brewing Company have combined their respective passions and have brought to market the quality handcrafted Palmetto Trail Ale that will help support the Palmetto Trail.

"Our slogan is HANDCRAFTED. EVERY BEER. EVERY DROP. EVERY TIME. And we aren't kidding either. Mark makes every batch with his own hands in our facility. He knows exactly what goes into the beer, and it is quality ingredients. He cares about what he makes."

“We understand not everyone drinks beer, but we appreciate those that know good beer. We are not a big beer company, and we don't merit ourselves mainly on huge promotions and large public events (although we are involved). We merit ourselves on beer. Any establishment that recognizes that fact is an establishment we want to be in. We don't want to be disconnected. We want to be right there with the people who drink our beer. After all, without them we are nothing.

 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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Packet Pick Up and Race Day Information

Drive Thru Packet Pick Up and Race Day Information

Packet Pick Up will be  at the Palmetto Conservation Foundation f
from 3pm - 6 pm on Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 27. 

Cars will come into King Street from Devine Street and pull slowly up to the curb in front of our building.  There will be a volunteer who meets you at your car and gets you your race packet.  Be sure you are out of the line of traffic on King Street.  Please do not park your car and walk up to packet pick up. We are unable to switch out  shirt sizes at packet pick up.  Please check back with Palmetto Conservation Foundation after the race to see if they have extra shirts for exchanges. 


The address is: 
722 King Street
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 771-0870

There will be no Race Day Registration or Packet Pick Up.  We are not able to provide bag drop service this year.

Pomaria Trailhead: From Columbia, I-26, exit 85, take SC 202 east to US 176, turn left and drive into Pomaria, turn right on Angella Street beside Wilson’s grocery; parking is behind the store at the baseball fields.  Volunteers will be available to direct you to parking that morning.
Parking and Shuttle Information

PARKING AND SHUTTLE INFORMATION

Race Day Parking will be available at the Pomaria Baseball Fields on Folk Street.  There will be no parking at the start line or around Wilson's Grocery Store.  Follow the directional signs to the parking area!  We encourage you to drop off runners at the start line and then go park the car and take the shuttle back to the start line. That will help us to not overload our shuttles on race day! We will provide shuttles for participants and spectators from the parking area to the start line starting at 6:30am.  The last shuttle will leave at 8:15am.  The race starts at 8:00am.  Arrive Early!
Spectators will be shuttled from the start line to the finish line so they can cheer on their athlete!
We will also provide shuttle service from the finish line back to  the parking lot after the race.  Shuttles will run every 15 minutes.
Please do not invite spectators to this years event.
Please do not hesitate in contacting Mary Roe at mroe@palmettoconservation.org with any questions.
Virtual Running Safety Tips

Running Safety Tips


We ask all runners to please be aware of your surroundings and use crosswalks when crossing roads and look both ways. Obey normal traffic laws.
Plan for your run. 
Bring ID in case of an emergency.
If listening to music only use one earbud and leave your other ear open to listen for potential hazards.
Lastly and most importantly, use common sense and listen to your body — don’t overdo it.

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