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Race for the Grasshopper 5K

Cowpens National Battlefield
3860 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney SC 29341

Date: 01/09/16
Time: 09:00 AM


Race for the Grasshopper 5K
Participant List (17)
(includes 2.24 processing fee)
Register Closes Jan. 7, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Race for the Grasshopper 1 mile kids fun run
Register Closes Jan. 7, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Event Director Info

Stephen Sykes
Spartanburg Running Club
205 Woodgrove Trace
Spartanburg, SC 29301


At the close of the Battle of Cowpens in 1781, two American officers—confident in victory—raced for the ultimate prize, a British three-pounder cannon, called the “Grasshopper”.  Join the race and celebrate the 235th anniversary of this historic victory!


Start the year off with a bang at the 31st Annual Race for the Grasshopper 5k!

The 5k race is on a fast, certified course (USATF certified SC07031BS ) on the road around the battlefield.
Spartanburg Running Club members are eligible for a $10 discount off the race entry fee!
Log-in on the SRC homepage to find the discount code.
Not a member?  Join the SRC today!

The 1 mile kids fun run is free and will be held at 8:30 am.
The 5K run/walk starts at 9:00 am.




Entry fee is $25 through December 28, 2015.

(this year it's a flat $25, which includes fees)


$30 December 29, 2015 through January 7, 2016.



No Race Day Registration.


Race registration includes long-sleeve, wicking tech shirt (men's and women's fits).


Shirt sizes are not guaranteed after December 16, 2015.

Packet Pickup:


Race day packet pick-up is in front of the park office starting at 7:30 am on Saturday, January 9.

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