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True to the Brew Trail Run/Hike 13.1 Half Marathon

Sat October 5, 2024 Spartanburg, SC 29302 US Directions
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True to the BrewTrail Run/Hike Half Marathon - Croft Passage

$65 7:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
99 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Cedar Springs Baptist Church
Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC US 29302


Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2024 for True to the Brew Trail Run/Hike Half Marathon! Embrace the Challenge of 13.1 miles on the Croft Passage of the beautiful Palmetto Trail! We are capping the race at 200 runners only. This Race SELLS OUT every year -- So Hurry and Get Registered! For more information about the Croft Passage please visit:

We can't wait to celebrate your finish with a custom bottle opener medal and fresh cooked breakfast with all the fixins!  Join us at RJ ROCKERS BREWERY on Saturday evening and enjoy a FREE concert to keep the celebration going.  It's our way of thanking you for your support of the Palmetto Trail!

**SHIRT GUARANTEE DEADLINE: 9/1/2024.  We will order extra but can only guarantee your size and availability if your register before our deadline.  Our website will show you inventories of what sizes are available when you register.

 No Refunds.  No Deferrals. Race is Rain or Shine!  

For safety reasons, no strollers or dogs are allowed on the course. You must be over the age of 14 to  register for the race.

This course is moderate with some hills!  There is a 4 hour cut off time to complete this race. This is a technical course and is recommended for experienced runners.




Race Contact Info

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Packet Pick Up & Race Information

Join us for Packet Pick Up on Friday, Oct 4 from 4pm - 6:30pm at RJ Rockers!  We hope you will bring your friends and enjoy a beer by showing your bib!

Address:  RJ Rockers Brewing Company, 226-A W Main St., Spartanburg, SC   

Race Day Packet Pick Up: Saturday,  Oct 5, 2024

Address:  140 Cedar Springs Place, Spartanburg, SC 29302

Palmetto Trail 30th Anniversary Celebration at Rocker Brewery

Keep the True to the Brew Celebration going after your race!  Join us for the Palmetto Trail 30th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 5th at Rockers Brewery.  

Celebrate your True to the Brew 13.1 race and 30 amazing years of the Palmetto Trail. Enjoy live music with Dunlap & Mabe, delicious food, and fantastic drinks.

Save the Date: Saturday, Oct 5th.

More details coming soon!

Course Map

You will LOVE our course on the Palmetto Trail Passage of historic Croft State Park!  This race is recommended for experienced runners and hikers only.  We have directional arrows and mile markers throughout the course.  We also have several water stops, aide stations and volunteers to help you on your journey!

All participants must be able to complete the race in four hours.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Parking, Shuttles & Race Day Information

Parking will be available at Cedar Springs Baptist Church and at  SC School for the Deaf and Blind - 355 Cedar Springs Road - Spartanburg, SC 29302.  We will start the race near Cedar Springs Baptist Church, which is walking distance to the race start line.  Look for volunteers and signs that will lead you to parking.

The  race starts at 7:30 am and will be point to point!  We will start on Cedar Springs Road, Spartanburg (Google to Cedar Springs Road and look for directional signs)  and end at Croft State Park .  To Map our Race Start go to Cedar Springs Baptist Church, Spartanburg SC.  We will have parking at the start line and provide shuttles from our finish line at Croft state park after you finish the race.  Croft State Park will not be open until 8am on race day. If you have spectators who want to meet you at the finish line, there is parking at Croft State Park which is walking distance to our finish line.

 For information  on the Croft Passage and it's elevations,  please go to this link:
Aid Stations will be every 3 or 4 miles on the course and at the finish line.  Restrooms will be at the start line and at the finish line.


All Finishers will receive a custom bottle opener medal to commemorate their race! Our awards ceremony takes place near the finish line. That is also where breakfast will be served!

There will be Overall Awards for the Top Three Male/Female Finishers, Overall Masters Awards for Top Three Male/Female Finishers, and Age Group every five years. We ALWAYS go three deep and are known for our creative awards .

If you win an award, please stay for our awards ceremony!  We are not able to ship out awards after the race ends.  If you have a friend at the race, we are happy to give the award to take to them. 
You must be 14 or older to register for this race!  No Strollers Please!  No Dogs on the course!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a bag drop off?

Yes!  We will collect bags to take to the finish line at the Race Day Packet Pick Up table on race morning.  We will transfer your bags to the finish and they will be waiting for you near the food table.

Where does the race start and end?

Yes!  We start near the Cedar Springs Baptist Church at 355 Cedar Springs Road in Spartanburg.  This is walking distance to the start line. Portable potties will be available at the start line. Look for our parking volunteers and signs to lead you to our parking areas.    The race finishes on Croft State Park grounds.

How will I get back to my car?

We will have shuttles running immediately after the first runner finishes  going to the parking area from the finish line.  Shuttles will run every 15 to 20 minutes.

Can my family come to the finish line?

Yes!  Your family can drive to Croft Start Park after the start of the race.  The park entrance opens at 8am.  There are several parking areas available at Croft State Park.  All are walking distance to our race finish line.

Is there a cut off for time at the race?

Yes.  There is a 4 hour cut off for this event.  

Will there be water/relief stops on the route?

Absolutely!  We will have at least 4 water/ relief stops on the course.  Volunteers will be available with water, gatorade and nutrition bars.  If you need help during the race, please go to a volunteer!

Will the course be marked?

The course will be marked with ribbons and signs.  Please stay alert and watch for directional signs.

Will there be awards?

Yes and they are awesome! We will have our awards ceremony when the majority of the award fields are completed.  We will award Overall Top Three Male/Female, Masters Overall Top Three Male/Female and Age Group Male/Female (every 5 years)

Will there be refreshments at the finish line?  

We will be firing up our grill to serve fresh breakfast sandwiches at the finish line!  We will also have water and gatorade at the finish line. Portable potties will be available at the finish line.

Will medical assistance be available if needed?

The Spartanburg EMS will have it's unit at the finish line.  If assistance is needed on the trail, we have ATV's that can come and  assist with medical issues.

Will there be race photos available?

Absolutely!  We will have our photographer at the start and the finish line to get great photos of our race.  Photos will be uploaded to the True to the Brew Face Book Page within a few days after the race.  You are welcome to download, tag and share!





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