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The 2016 SANTA RUN - with Santa Suit

Bon Secours Wellness Arena
650 N Academy Street
Greenville SC 29605

Date: 12/17/16
Time: 09:00 AM

 

Santa Run with Suit
Participant List (57)
$43.69
Closed for Registration Closed Dec. 16, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
 
Event Director Info

Ed Hughes
Greenville Track Club
1619 E. North Street
Greenville, SC 29607

864-423-1482

PACKET PICK UP NOTICE: Online registrations for FRIDAY DECEMBER 16 will not be processed in time for you to pick up your packet at Half Moon Outfitters. PLEASE COME TO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP to get your bib.

IMPORTANT WEATHER NOTICE: The latest weather forecast calls for cold temps, clouds and possible drizzle at race time, BUT NO FROZEN PRECIPITATION THAT COULD AFFECT THE RACE COURSE IS EXPECTED. THE RACE WILL PROCEED ON THE REGULAR SCHEDULE. Dress warmly and be ready to drink hot chocolate!

The GREER EARTH DAY RUNNING FESTIVAL presented by the GREENVILLE TRACK CLUB returns to Greer City Park in 2017. The running festival has three races to choose from: a 10 MILE Run, a 10K Run, and a 5K Run/Walk. In addition to the races, a runner's EXPO will be held in the park with many vendors displaying their products/services and offering special deals for attendees.
Anyone who has participated in the SANTA RUN is aware of its magical qualities. Put on a Christmas-themed costume and come on out. Join the throng of Santas and Elves and witness a shocking display of amazingly tacky sweaters as we take to the streets of downtown. Spread the Joy!
Course Features: The new 5K course starts from the Clemson University Entrance at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and goes west on Elford Street. The first mile (mostly downhill) follows Elford Steet to Main Street to Broad Street. The second mile of the course includes Broad Street, Westfield Street, Gibbs Street, Hudson Street, and the portion of the Swamp Rabbit Trail near the Kroc Center. The final mile follows the path through River Walk and Falls Park before crossing the Liberty Bridge. The home stretch is on Falls Street and Spring Street, before turning onto East McBee and crossing the finish in front of McBee Station (Publix grocery store).
Changes for 2016: MANY. COMPLETELY REDESIGNED
Statistics: The total elevation gain is around 150′. The course consists of 75% roads and 25% paved paths. There are roughly 15 turns.


SWAG. THE FIRST 500 PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A NEW 2016 EDITION PHOTO MUG! Perfect for hot chocolate or holiday nog. Hurry while supplies last!
If you purchased ENTRY WITH SUIT, you will receive a complete SANTA SUIT including jacket, pants, belt, hat and beard. If you chose ENTRY ONLY, you will get a packet and race bib, but you'll need to supply your own holiday costume or incredibly tacky sweater. Sorry, we don't have kids costumes.
START. The 5K run/walk starts at 9:00am from the Clemson Entrance at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena (BSWA).
FINISH. The race finishes on E. McBee Avenue in front of McBee Station (Publix grocery store). There is a short walk of approximately 1/3 mile back to the Arena.
POST RACE FARE. We will provide an assortment of fruit, snacks, bottled water, HOT CHOCOLATE, and coffee after the race. The post race fare will be at the BSWA, not the finish line.
CONTESTS. If you would like to participate in the costume contest or tacky sweater contests, please be prepared before the race. The contests will start at 8:45AM sharp.
AWARDS. 5K Awards will start around 10AM. The awards will be handed out at the stage at the BSWA Clemson University plaza.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 SANTA RUN. Please sign up early to get the best price and the LIMITED EDITION PHOTO MUG!
Please visit the website for complete details!
Policies:
  • The 2016 SANTA RUN is a rain or shine event.
  • If we have to cancel the event due to severe weather, emergencies, or other unavoidable circumstances, we will not issue refunds but will provide registrants with: 1) substantial discounts for the same event in the following year and 2) a designated location for them to pick up merchandise and souvenirs.
  • The Santa Run is produced by the Greenville Track Club. Join today to get discounts on GTC events throughout the year.
Packet Pickup:
  • Early Packet Pick Up and "day-before" registration will be on Friday December 16 from 2:00pm to 6:30pm at Half-Moon Outfitters, 1420 Laurens Rd. (next to Trek Bicycles).
  • Late Packet Pick Up is at the Clemson University entrance at the BSWA on Saturday December 17 from 6am to 8:30am.
  • REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE on Friday and Saturday.
  • On Saturday, we will close registration 15 minutes before the race start, so please arrive early.
 
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