February 27, 2016:
The Half Marathon is a USA Track & Field certified point-to-point race starting in Travelers Rest, SC and finishing downtown Greenville, SC. Flat and Fast Course for the Half Marathon – run mostly on the Swamp Rabbit Trail (great for a Personal Record). The course offers a net LOSS in elevation – making for the opportunity to run a very fast race. The Half Marathon will be gun and chip timed.
The 5K course is a USA Track & Field certified route through Downtown Greenville. Starting at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe, this course will take runners on a point to point journey along the swamp rabbit trail and into downtown before finishing at the TD Stage at the Peace Center along the Reedy River. This 5K course is also a net downhill event and a great way to join in the festivities of the GHS Half Marathon event.
1/19/2016 – 5K to Start at 7:30AM!
Due to an increase in elite level runners interested in this event, and with the new point to point format of the 5K, we will be starting the 5K at 7:30AM. Please make note of this change!
9/16/2015 – 2016 Registration is Now Open!
Registration for the 2016 Half Marathon & 5K is now open!
Each PRE-registered athlete in the 5K and Half Marathon will receive a buttery soft event t-shirt. Finishers of the Half Marathon will receive a finisher’s medal.
- Top 5 Overall (Male & Female)
- $3,000 prize purse split among top 5 men and women
- $500, $400, $300, $200, $100
- Top 3 Masters (Male & Female, 40 – 49)
- Top 3 Grand Masters (Male & Female, 50 & Over)
- Top 3 in each of the following age divisions (Male & Female): 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over)
- Top 3 Overall (Male & Female)
- Top 3 Masters (Male & Female, 40 & Over)
- Top 1 in each of the following age divisions (Male & Female): 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over)
Half Marathon Start
Physical Address : Gateway Park – Travelers Rest, SC
Street Address : 115 Henderson Drive – Travelers Rest, SC 29690
7:30AM Start Time
Physical Address : Swamp Rabbit Cafe – Greenville, SC
Street Address : 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, SC 29611
7:30AM Start Time
Half Marathon Finish – 5K Finish
Physical Address: TD Stage at the Peace Center – Greenville, SC
Street Address : 101 W. Broad Street, Greenville SC 29601 (Behind the Peace Center)
Packet Pick Up:
Friday February 26, 2016 (11AM – 6PM)
The Life Center Greenville
875 West Faris Road
Greenville, SC 29605
Saturday February 27, 2016
HALF MARATHON (6AM – 7AM)
Gateway Park – Start Line
115 Henderson Drive
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
WE WILL NOT BE TAKING REGISTRATIONS AT THIS LOCATION. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR THE HALF MARATHON. Only those pre-registered will be allowed to pick up their race packets on race day.
5K (6:00AM – 7:00AM)
205 Cedar Lane Road
Greenville, SC 29611
Aid Stations will be placed approximately every 2 miles along the Half Marathon route. Each station will serve water, Hammer Heed energy drink & Clif Gels. Each station will have a port-o-let.
All athletes must complete the Half Marathon course in 4 hours, 00 minutes.
All athletes must complete the 5K course in 2 hours, 00 minutes..
All downtown parking will take place in available city parking spaces or in parking decks near the finish line.
Athletes have two options for parking: 1) Park at the run start in Travelers Rest (or at Swamp Rabbit Cafe for the 5K) or 2) Park in downtown. For those parking in Travelers Rest (or at Swamp Rabbit Cafe) on event morning a shuttle service is available after the event to transport you back to your car (should you not have another ride). Cost for this service is $10 and is available for RSVP now using the Registration button below. Post event buses will run from 9:30AM until 11:30 with approximate departure times of 9:30AM, 10:45AM and 11:30AM.
A pre-event shuttle service will also leave from the finish line and take athletes to the start line of the half marathon or 5K. This shuttle will leave downtown at 6:00AM sharp. You may make reservations for this shuttle using the registration link below. Cost is $10 per athlete. BUSES WILL LEAVE BOTH PRE AND POST EVENT FROM BROAD STREET AT THE INTERSECTION WITH RIVER STREET.