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Trotting for Tatas 5k & 2 - 4 - 8 Hour Ultra

Saturday October 29th, 2022

Mill Spring, NC

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Trotting for Tatas 5k

Wine & Dine 2 - 4 - 8 Hour Race

Parker-Binns Vineyard

October 29th 2022


Go-Green will be timing the race and any donations and profits from hosting the 5k race will benefit The Foundation for St. Luke’s Hospital 3D Mammography project. Inspired by one of the owners, Karen Binns, who overcame breast cancer is more than excited to host this annual event right between the vines of her family owned and operated vineyard!


Parker-Binns Vineyard will be our gracious host for this 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. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are available through the vineyard  but as always we will have our pancakes and cheesy quesadillas for the 6 and 9 hour runners

Welcome to the Upstate Ultra Trail Series brought to you by the South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club. We are proud to bring in a series of events that range in distance, terrain, and season! But each race will always posses the same energy and positive atmosphere from our staff, volunteers, and S.C.U.M. Runners. Our club and its races are open to all runners, walkers, and hikers and each member will receive 20% OFF any Upstate Ultra event along with discounted club gear and local sponsors! Join the club for 20% OFF all races - HERE Check out all of our other events - HERE


Volunteers - If you volunteer for 4 hours at one of our events you get a FREE race entry into one of these future race! Resolution Run - Conquer the Rock - Altamont Challenge - The Country Mile - Knock on Woodstock - Cottonmouth Beerlay - The Longest Day - Carolina Reaper Challenge - The Back 9 - Jones Gap Trail Run - Paris Mountain Half Marathon - Sadlers Creek Stumble - Trotting for Tatas - Dark Horse Ultra - Prisoner of War - Longest Night) To volunteer please select the volunteer tab on the race page for one of the various opportunities on race weekend. 



All Events are on Saturday October 29th

  • Address:2275 Whiteside Rd Mill Spring, NC US 28756 

  • Trotting for Tatas 5k @ 3:30pm

  • 2 Hour @ 2pm

  • 4 Hour @ Noon

  • 8 Hour @ 8am

All Tied Distances will be decided by the final hour short loop. In the event no runner completes a short loop runners will remain tied in the final results report. 

  • LIVE MUSIC from 3pm to 6pm



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Discounts and Membership

  • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 20% OFF


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Parker-Binn Vineyard Course Description


Race Swag

All Participants Receive Optional Items:

  • Finisher Medal

  • Custom Race Logo Sticker

  • Upstate Ultra Sticker

  • Pancake Breakfast or Quesadilla Lunch

  • Camping is offered (optional during registration)

  • Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)

  • Race Specific Shirt (Optional during Registration)


Race Awards

  • 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


Staging Area - Camping & Personal Aid Station Setup

Camping is open for participants and crew members/spectators. During registration you will have an option to select a primitive camping spot. No water, no power, but plenty of space to spread out along the course and right next to the vineyard! 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. 


Aid Station

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! We gladly accept aid station donations of food items that you like to see at races. Our staff is very busy with course marking, timing, packet pickup, and communication with runners, that it does make it hard to prepare some amazing tasty treats in-between laps so feel free to contribute a little slice of heaven if you can! Thank you


Personal Tent Set Up - Drop Bags

Athletes who are not camping are permitted to have a drop bag or personal tent near the aid station in the open field adjacent to the start/finish line loop outside of fireside hall. Even if it rains. Please be mindful to place your personal belongings off the course as to not impede the runners, the flow of traffic, or other race participants. The start and finish line loop will serve as the official drop bag area designation. When you are finished with your race please "pack in and pack out" making the host facility look better than you found it. 



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.


Defer Registration: We do not offer race deferrals

Refunds: We do not offer race refunds

Race Director Info: Matthew Hammersmith: [email protected]

Race Distances

Price Register
8 Hour Ultra $45.00 until Register »
4 Hour Ultra $35.00 until Register »
2 Hour Ultra $30.00 until Register »
Parker-Binns 5k $25.00 until Register »
Parker-Binns 5k Click to Find Out Register »
9 Hour Ultra Click to Find Out Register »
6 Hour Ultra Click to Find Out Register »
3 Hour Ultra Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

2275 Whiteside Rd, Mill Spring, NC

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