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MAYFEST 5K and Fun Run

SCC Tyger River Campus
Highway 290
Duncan SC 29369

Date: 05/11/19
Time: 08:00 AM


(includes 2.87 processing fee)
Closed for Registration Closed May 9, 2019, 8 p.m.
Event Director Info

Becky Tomes
MayFest 5K and FunRun




ON RACE DAY:  Parking can be found in front of the campus, in the front lot of the school. Look for directional signs. Porta Johns are located in the field where the Mayfest will be held. We will meet and warm up at the campus, then walk together to the start line around 7:50.  Allow time to get your race packet if you don't come friday evening to get it.


The 7th annual MayFest 5K  is held in conjunction with the annual MayFest festival.

We are proud to be a record-breaking course, having earned this distinction with the 2017 Mayfest 5K when 3-year-old Aaron Westrip finished the course in 39 minutes and 3 seconds to set the national record for three year olds.

The race begins at the Spartanburg Community College Tyger River Campus, winds down Berry Shoals Road and ends near starting point. Race course has some moderate hills on mostly asphalt. Water station provided at halfway point and snacks provided at the end of race. All runners will be provided with a race number that includes a timing chip for accurate results. PLEASE do not remove the timing chip from the back of your race number!

We are pleased to have Anytime Fitness / Duncan join us this year as training facilitators and sponsors.

We are pleased to announce that we have our course certified through USATF.  The course certification number is: SC17013DW 

Registraton fees:

December  1 - Februrary 28 Early Birtd Special $15.00

March 1 - 31  increases to $20.00

April 1 - May 9 increases to $25.00    (registration closes Midnight May 9 to allow time to print race bibs)

Race Day - $30.00 


Any participant registered by Febuary 15th is eligible to attend a Couch to 5K program being held at Hub City Runners. Class officially begins Jan. 5th at Hub City Runners.  All levels of ability welcome. Class lead by Hub City Runners trainers and  instructors, with culmination of class being participating in Mayfest 5K. Questions can be addressed to Hub City Runners or Race Directors. By registering, you agree to hold harmless Hub City Runners, Anytime Fitness, Poplar Springs Baptist Church and its directors and trainers, and agree to train at your own risk.

T-SHIRTS ARE GUARANTEED ONLY TO THE FIRST 200 WHO PRE-REGISTER . (This number could increase due to number of preregiesterd runners.) We will make every effort to have correct sizes available based on participants registered at time of shirt ordering. Additional shirts may be available but size not guaranteed

All runners and walkers are welcome, as well as strollers. The Duncan Police Department will assist with traffic control on main roads, along with guides throughout the race course. AnyTime Fintess instructors will be on hand for streching and warm up exercises, as well as cool down exercises.  Kids Fun Run will begin around 9 a.m. and awards presenttion will be immediately after. Awards will be presented to overall winners and by age categories. Official times and results will be posted online at

Parking  - Please park at Spartanburg Community College in front of the school to the left of the race course. We will provide signage as well as parking assistance. There is a short walk to the start line. Just before start time, we will travel together to start line on River Ridge Road.

Race Day Registration  - You may register beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Race Day. Cost increases to $30.  T-shirt and/or sizes  NOT   GUARANTEED  on race day.

Fun Run will be held after all runners/walkers cross finish line.  It will be held in close proximity to start/finish line. There is no cost to participate, but must sign waiver.


Race is sponsored by Town of Duncan and Poplar Springs Baptist Church, with proceeds benefiting summer mission trips and local community outreach programs. Please plan to join us for the MayFest family festival events after race ends.  There will be childrens rides, entertainment, food, vendors, car shows and more.


  • 6:30 - 7:30 - late registrations and packet pick up
  • 7:30  Short warm up session led by AnyTime Fitness Trainers
  • 7:50 - walk to start line / warm up
  • 8:00 - Race begins
  • 9:00 - Kids Fun Run begins near Start Line (4-6 laps around area)
  • 9:15 - Awards presentation begins
  • 10:00 - MayFest begins



Event will be held rain or shine!

Packet Pickup:

Packet pick up will be offered Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church on Highway 417, Moore, S.C. We will be located in the lower parking lot near the gymnasuim. In the event of rain we will be just inside the double doors.

Packet pick up will also be offered Race Day beginning at 6:30 a.m.  Late registrations NOT guaranteed a T-shirt or other race goodies which may be only while supplies last.

We cannot hold any packets not picked up by end of race.

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