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Keowee-Toxaway State Park Mountain Laurel 5K

Keowee Toxaway State Park
108 Residence Drive
Sunset SC 29685

Date: 05/06/17
Time: 10:00 AM


Keowee Toxaway State Park Mountain Laurel 5K
Participant List (24)
Closed for Registration Closed May 5, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Event Director Info

James Stanton
South Carolina State Parks
2401 State Park Road
Greenville, SC 29609



2017 South Carolina State Parks Come Out & Play 5K Series

The Mountain Laurels and many wildflowers will be in bloom in time for the fifth race of the 5K State Park Series which will be held at Keowee Toxaway State Park on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 10 AM.  This trail run will follow the Natural Bridge Trail inside Keowee Toxaway State Park, and will pass by huge boulders, cool running streams, and an abundance of mountain laurels framing the trail.

All ages, ability and experience levels are welcome to participate in this 5K event. This race is open to all runners, joggers, walkers, dog walkers or anyone who wants to get some fresh air and exercise.  This race will be almost all on trail, with very little paved surface.  Due to the terrain and trails, this event is not recommended for strollers or wheelchairs.  Pets are permitted inside Keowee Toxaway State Park and for this 5K event, but must be on a leash at all times.

The registration fee for this race is $30.00 per person, and all proceeds will benefit trail construction and improvements at Keowee Toxaway State Park.  We encourage you to help support Keowee Toxaway and discover one of the most beautiful parks in South Carolina.  Souvenirs and give away items will be given to each paid participant, and race T-shirts will be given to all participants who sign up at least one week prior to the race.

Campsites and cabins are available at Keowee Toxaway or other local SC State Parks by reservation by visiting our website at .  You can also bring or purchase your Ultimate Outsider Guide Book and get it stamped at Keowee Toxaway on the day of the race.  You can also collect many other stamps from several other nearby SC State Parks in close proximity.                                                                    

This trail run is the fifth out of six scheduled races for the 2017 South Carolina State Parks Come Out & Play 5K Race Series, which includes these 5Ks:

  • January 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM– Devils Fork State Park –   First Day 5K Ranger Run & Loon Lunge
  • February 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Paris Mountain State Park – Ground Hog 5K
  • March 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Oconee State Park –   Cabin Fever 5K
  • April 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Table Rock State Park – April Fools' Day 5K
  • May 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Keowee-Toxaway State Park –   Mountain Laurel 5K Run
  • June 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Croft State Park – The Grenade Dash 5K

Be a part of the fun by entering in one or as many races as you like.  All races will be held rain or shine, and are meant to be a fun experience for anyone.  You can race as hard as you want, or just take a stroll through the park.  Please join us in visiting and supporting your beautiful South Carolina State Parks.   

For information about camping or cabins at Keowee-Toxaway State Park, visit:

For more information about the event or the trail-race series contact Jim Stanton at: 864-918-8475 or e-mail:


The 5K will take place even in the event of inclement weather, unless weather and/or conditions inside the park are deemed unsafe by park staff.

Cancellations will be made as conditions are assessed, and notificiations will be sent out, however, no refunds will be provided in the event that the race is cancelled due to dangerous weather and/or site conditions.  

Park admission is included with each race participant registration fee, but not for spectators or family members.  Please pay park admissions when you enter the park's main entrance or purchase a Park Passport at any South Carolina State Park or online at

Packet Pickup:

No packet pick up required.  The race will start at 10 AM so please arrive at Keowee-Toxaway State Park at least 30 minutes prior to the race start to check-in and pick up your bib, shirt and race information.

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