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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



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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