Join us on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 8am for the Third Annual True to the Brew 10K Run/Hike! Runners and Hikers are welcome! Come enjoy this beautiful 10K on the Peak to Prosperity Trail that ends with a celebration at the end of the scenic Broad River Trestle! Food – Band and Beverages! Register and get a quality race shirt and be eligible for excellent awards. Proceeds benefit The Palmetto Conservation Foundation. For more information go to: http://palmettoconservation.org/passage/peak-to-prosperity-passage/
The race will be capped at 350 participants this year! You need to register EARLY to reserve your spot. We sold out last year! You don’t want to miss it!
SHIRT DEADLINE! – You must be registered by Monday, August 3rd to be guaranteed a shirt! We will order extra shirts! But there are NO GUARANTEES of a race shirt after August 3, 2020.
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 race will begin at 8:30am.
The course will have three water stops and lots of volunteers to guide you!
We will greet you at the finish line with food, water, a Free Palmetto Trail Pale Ale and a Band! Additional beers are available for $5 each. Bring cash and photo id with you!
Parking for the race is available at the Pomaria Baseball Fields on Folk Street. We will have signs directing you to parking the morning of the race. We will shuttle all participants from their car to the start line. After the race, bus service will be available every 15 minutes between the start to the finish! Spectators are welcome! Invite your family and friends to join you! Parking will not be permitted at the start line or behind Wilson’s Grocery.
The Peak to Prosperity Passage proceeds west from the Alston Trailhead in Fairfield County across the impressive Broad River trestle. The view from the 1,100-foot-long bridge is spectacular, especially when bald eagles soar. Across the river in Newberry County, the rail-trail skirts Peak and cuts an easy swath through piedmont forest to Pomaria and Prosperity. Along the passage, 14 wooden trestles span the meandering Crims Creek where German immigrants settled in the 1730s. The area is known as the Dutch Fork.
Using the rail banking process, Palmetto Conservation purchased the 11-mile, 200-foot wide right-of-way for the passage from Norfolk Southern Railroad. Thanks to SC Parks, Recreation & Tourism for funds to convert the river trestle to a passage tread way, and to Fairfield County for funds to develop the Alston trailhead park.
The first miles of the passage were opened in 2009 after two volunteers, Charles Weber and Furman Miller, cleared and decked eight trestles. A grant from SCPRT allowed the team to deck and add handrails to the 1,100-foot-long bridge over the Broad River.
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.
One Free Palmetto Pale Trail Ale will be available to all registered runners over the age of 21. Please bring your id! After the first beer, you can purchase beer for a donation of $5!