Time: 08:30 AM
148 River StreetSuite 222
Greenville, SC 29601
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We're sorry to announce that this year's event has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. The organizer is making arrangements to provide refunds to all registrants. Please contact Michelle at mstoudemire@VisitGreenvilleSC.com if you have any questions. Thank you.
Calling All FANatics. If you're looking for a fun and exciting new run, the Greenville Fan 5K is the one. It's more than a race, it's a "tournament" to find out who's team is top dog. Choose your team when you register. Proudly wear your school colors at the race. When the gun goes off, zip by all your rivals and claim a spot on the podium. Go team!
Show your Stripes. Blue, Red, Green, Purple, White, Orange and Gold. Wear your favorite team’s colors. Don’t forget to accessorize. Every participant dressed head to toe in “fanwear” gets a cool souvenir. We’ll also have a costume contest to determine the Best Fan, Loudest Fan, Tackiest Fan, and Smallest Fan. Win great prizes. Go ALL IN!
ABOUT THE EVENT: The GREENVILLE FAN 5K is a new event hosted by VisitGreenville in conjunction with the Southeastern Conference Womens Basketball Tournament. The 5K race takes place at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, the site of the tournament. The event is described as "a fun run for the fans", but it's also a TIMED RACE with age group awards, so it will appeal to competitive runners as well as anyone just looking for an exciting activity. Anything goes at the Greenville Fan 5K, so come dressed to the hilt in your favorite team colors. We certainly won't mind if you run in your mascot costume!
The Greenville Fan 5K starts at Bon Secours Wellness Arena adjacent to the Plaza Entrance. Runners will exit on Church Street and go north toward the Park Street ramp. The first mile is most downhill as runners head toward Cleveland Park. Once inside Cleveland Park, runners will pass by the playgrounds, make a quick loop around the main field, then cross over the twin bridges over the Reedy River. This section of the course is generally flat. After crossing under McDaniel Avenue, runners will pass by the Anderson Memorial and turn onto Ridgeland Drive. The remainder of the course is mostly uphill as runners take Cleveland Street, Falls Street, and Spring Street before turning right on East McBee for the dash to the finish line.
Changes for 2017: NEW EVENT
Statistics: The total elevation gain is around 240' and there are 12 turns.
FAN CONTEST. The FAN CONTEST will take place just before the run. Take the stage dressed in your "fanwear" to compete against other contestants. We will award the BEST FAN, LOUDEST FAN, TACKIEST FAN, and SMALLEST FAN.
POST-RACE ACTIVITIES. We will have food, drinks and music at the finish line. The awards ceremony will take place around 9:30 at the finish line stage on East McBee Avenue.
We look forward to seeing you at the GREENVILLE FAN 5K at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Sign up early for the best price!