Time: 08:15 AM
Greenville Track Club
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.
The theme for the festival is EARTH DAY. Our race shirts, finisher medals and awards have all been designed using the colors of nature (trees, grass, and flowers), making this event fun and unique. All participants get a colorful Hawaiian Lei at the finish line!
The three race COURSES at the Greer Earth Day Run are all brand new and borrow bits and pieces from routes used in previous years.
The 10 MILE Run course is based on the old half marathon and follows Hwy. 101 and the Verne Smith Parkway for the first half of the race. The second half of the 10 miler comes back to the downtown area, with the familiar home stretch coming down Poinsett Street to the finish at City Park.
The 10K Run course goes south on Hwy. 14 and loops through Century Park before doubling back. The second half of the 10K (through town) is similar to the 10 miler.
The 5K Run/Walk route is a keyhole loop design. It goes west through neighborhoods off Poinsett Street, turns around at Beverly Lane, and returns with a straight shot down Poinsett Street to City Park.
Changes for 2017:
MANY. COMPLETELY REDESIGNED
Statistics: 10 Miler: The total elevation gain is around 450' and there are 25 turns. 10K: The total elevation gain is around 260' and there are 24 turns. 5K: The total elevation gain is around 110' and there are 14 turns.
FINISHER MEDALS ARE BACK!
10 Miler and 10K finishers receive an awesome polished steel medal with dye sublimated ribbon.
Our race shirts are supplied by Leslie Jordan Sportswear. They're made with Ultra Heather wicking fabric and feature new (gender specific) styling. Womens shirts are watermelon and mens shirts are slate grey.
START. All races start on Randall Street just south of City Park. The 10 Miler starts at 7:30am, the 10K starts at 8:00am, and the 5K starts at 8:15am.
FINISH. All races finish in City Park near the fountain.
POST RACE FARE. We will provide an assortment of fruit, snacks, cookies, juice and bottled water after the race.
EXPO. The runner's EXPO will consist of a variety of retailers, service providers, and organizations displaying their wares. Many vendors will offer special discounts and promotions. Stick around after the race and peruse the tents!
KIDS RUN. The Kids Run will take place around 9:15 near the fountain in City Park. The run is for kids 12 and under and is totally FREE. All finishers (except parents) get a real medal and a goodie bag.
AWARDS BOOTH. The Earth Day Run is following the trend of "instant" awards with our Awards Booth. Check in at the Awards Booth after you finish to view your time, place, and award status. If you're a winner, you can claim your award on the spot.