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Race for the Grasshopper 5K

Cowpens National Battlefield
3866 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney SC 29341

Date: 01/21/17
Time: 09:00 AM


Race for the Grasshopper 5K
Participant List (197)
(includes 3.08 processing fee)
Closed for Registration Closed Jan. 19, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
Event Director Info

Stephen Sykes
Spartanburg Running Club
205 Woodgrove Trace
Spartanburg, SC 29301



At the close of the Battle of Cowpens in 1781, two American officers—confident in victory—raced for the ultimate prize, a British three-pounder cannon, called the “Grasshopper”.  Join the race and celebrate the 236th anniversary of this historic victory!


Start the year off with a bang at the 32nd Annual Race for the Grasshopper 5k!

The 5k race is on a fast, certified course (USATF certified SC07031BS ) on the road around the battlefield.
Spartanburg Running Club members are eligible for a $10 discount off the race entry fee!
Log-in on the SRC homepage to find the discount code.
Not a member?  Join the SRC today!

The 1 mile kids fun run is free and will be held at 8:30 am.
The 5K run/walk starts at 9:00 am.


Thanks to our sponsors:

Sky Webster

Gotta Run Spartanburg

Little River Roasting



Entry fee is $25 through December 18, 2016.

$32 December 19, 2016 through January 19, 2017.


In-person late registration will be available for $32, payable by cash or check, on Friday, January 19, 2017 at Gotta Run Spartanburg (159 South Pine St - Suite D Spartanburg, SC 29302) 5:00pm - 7:00pm.


No Race Day Registration.


Race registration includes long-sleeve, wicking tech shirt.

Shirt sizes are not guaranteed after December 18, 2016.


Packet Pickup:

Early packet pick-up will be Friday, January 20, 2017 at Gotta Run Spartanburg (159 South Pine St - Suite D Spartanburg, SC 29302) 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

Race day packet pick-up is in front of the park office starting at 8:10 am on Saturday, January 21.


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