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Ville to Ville
On November 7th, teams of runners will
start a 62-mile odyssey starting and ending at Hampton Station in Greenville.
The Ville to Ville Craft Brew Relay is only in its third year, but already one of
the most popular races of its kind in the nation. After being initially scheduled
for last April, the relay was postponed due to mass gathering restrictions. As
restrictions have been modified, the event has now been approved to run in a
modified format by the SC Department of Commerce.
This unique relay is designed to celebrate the region’s outstanding craft beer
tradition and its majestic natural beauty. “We are extremely grateful to be able
to host our event this year,” states race director, Zack Hall, “and to be able to
offer a safe environment to our runners to participate in a 2020 event.”
Teams of three to six runners will divide 12 legs ranging from three to nine
miles along the course. Every team will utilize a support vehicle along the 62-
mile course, transporting runners from one designated transition area to the
next. The course will leave Greenville and Hampton Station and head north
through Travelers Rest, Slater, Marietta and into Northern Greenville County
before turning around and heading back to Greenville.
Groups of 30 runners will start every 30 minutes to help space teams evenly
over four to five hours along the course. “We have made many event
modifications to help with social distancing and have a mandated mask policy for
all non-runners when moving outside their team vehicle”, Hall said.
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With a commitment to benefiting local charities, The Ville to Ville Craft Brew
Relay delivers more than just a fun time for its participants. This year’s charity
partners are Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Safe Harbor
and Safelight. In addition, the event also supports GirlUp GVL, Lucky Pup
Rescue, the Travelers Rest Farmers Market, and Izzie’s Pond along with
various other charities along the race course.
Similar relay races exist across the nation; however, very few have a focus on
craft beer – or have such a demand for a spot on the starting line. The fact that
the 2020 race sold out in less than 30 hours is a testament to its popularity.
“We continue to be thrilled by the overwhelming response and are proud to
provide a healthy, fun event, as well as positively impact so many great
charitable organizations in our community” said Hall.
Although the race is sold out, registration for the April 2021 is open with a
limited number of team slots available. More information about the relay can be
found at www.villetovillerelay.com.