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 and Finishing 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 Bank Amphitheater along the Reedy River. This 5K course is a great way to tour downtown Greenville and join in the festivities of the GHS Half Marathon event.
9/16/2015 – 2016 Registration is Now Open!
Registration for the 2016 Half Marathon & 5K is now open!
Click HERE to view the 2015 GHS Half Marathon Course Map (TO BE UPDATED TO 2016 COURSE SOON)
Click HERE to view the 2015 GHS 5K Course Map (TO BE UPDATED TO 2016 COURSE SOON)
Click HERE to view a close up of the Downtown Section of the Courses (TO BE UPDATED TO 2016 COURSE SOON)
Each PRE-registered athlete in the 5K and Half Marathon will receive a technical 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 : Trailblazer Park – Travelers Rest, SC
Street Address : 235 Wilhelm Winter Street – Travelers Rest, SC 29690
7:30AM Start Time
Physical Address : Swamp Rabbit Cafe – Greenville, SC
Street Address : 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, SC 29611
8:00AM Start Time
Half Marathon Finish – 5K Finish
Physical Address: TD Bank Amphitheater – 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)
Trailblazer Park – Start Line
235 Wilhelm Winter Street
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 (6:30AM – 7:30AM)
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.