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Please read the items on this page for the latest information on Spinx Run Fest.
First, a letter from Stewart...

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Friday Packet Pick Up

Friday Packet Pick Up will be at Greenville Kroc Center located at 424 Westfield Street from Noon to 7:00pm. All parking will be on Hudson Street located one block north of the Kroc. Unless you already have the information (from the race timer's email blast), please stop at the front entrance of the Kroc to find out your BIB NUMBER before you go to the pick-up tables. If you are collecting for more than 5 people, come to the GROUP PICK UP table. This will allow the normal pick up tables to run more smoothly. Note: We do not allow shirt size changes at packet pick-up. You will have the opportunity to exchange for a different shirt size after the race.

Spinx Run Fest EXPO

The EXPO is Friday at the Kroc Center during the same hours as packet pick up. Vendors will be displaying their goods and services in the main ballroom. IF YOU ARE A VENDOR, please arrive before 9am and get set up before we open the doors at Noon.

Friday Parking

All parking for Friday Packet Pick Up and the SRF EXPO will be on Hudson Street located one block north of the Kroc. Do not attempt to park at the Kroc Center, the attendants will require you to turn around.

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Race Day Parking

Downtown construction is going full tilt so finding parking around the stadium will be extremely difficult.If you attempt to park close to the stadium, keep in mind that police have placed NO PARKING signs on the entirety of S. Main Street from Pendleton Street to Augusta Street and on Rhett Street from Pendleton to River Street. You might be able to find side street parking north of the stadium but it will be very limited.

To avoid the hassle, PLEASE PARK AT GREENVILLE COUNTY SQUARE, 301 University Ridge, located about 1/4 mile east of the stadium. We will have a shuttle bus running starting at 6:00am.

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Race Day Packets, Registration, Gear Check

Race Day Packet pick up is at FLUOR FIELD, 945 S. Main Street, from 5:00am to 8:00am.  Come in the Field Street entrance on the east side of the stadium and you will see the tables.

YES, there is race day registration, but come early! Race day registration will start at 5am and close at 6am for the Marathon, 7am for the Half Marathon and 10K, and 7:30am for the 5K and Kids Run. Please bring cash or check to expedite payment.

Gear Check is inside the Field Street entrance near the registration area from 5:00am to 7:30am. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT FLUOR FIELD HAS A CLEAR BAG POLICY. Please use the clear bag we supplied you at packet pick up, or you may supply your own. Write your race bib number on the outside of the bag (we will supply markers), put your gear in the bag and give it to the attendant. DO NOT STORE ANY VALUABLES IN YOUR BAG!

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Start Lines & Start Times

Due to the 6:15 early start time, the MARATHON will start on the warning track inside the stadium. The start line for the HALF MARATHON, 10K, 5K and KIDS RUN is on Field Street. Runners will line up facing west and run toward Vardry Street.

IMPORTANT! The start line for the MARATHON is on the warning track (first base side) inside the stadium. Runners will line up facing north and run toward the back gate.

 

RACE START TIMES:
Swamp Rabbit Marathon - 6:15am
Run Town USA Half Marathon - 7:20am
Downtown 10K - 7:20am
Big Punkin 5K - 8:00am
Spunky Kids Run - 8:05am
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Course Notes (Tricky Turns)

See the MAPS page for the updated course maps. The online maps take priority over all printed maps, so make sure to go by these PLOTAROUTE maps.

Key areas to watch out for include:

SWAMP RABBIT MARATHON

EARLY START TIME. This year's marathon starts over an hour earlier than previous races, so don't miss the early start at 6:15am!

WEAR A HEADLAMP. Sunrise does not occur until 7:45am, so it will be dark for the first part of the marathon. Long stretches of the Swamp Rabbit are under heavy tree canopy, so it will remain dark even after the sun comes up.  Please wear a headlamp for your safety.

Retracing the Route through Furman. The return pass through Furman is identical to the first pass except you will exit the campus at the dam (around mile 18.7) and won't run back to the stadium. Please familarize yourself with this key turn on the marathon map.

RUN TOWN USA HALF MARATHON

Split on Cateechee. The HM and 10K will split on Cateechee Avenue around mile 2.2. The HM will take a right on Keowee Avenue and the 10K will continue straight on Cateechee.

Twisty Turny. The HM has over 70 turns which averages out to 5 turns per mile. All turns are marked with pavement arrows and arrow signs. We also put smaller arrow signs on utility poles at the intersections. When you are in the neighborhoods, expect a turn at just about every intersection.

Split on McIver. The HM and 10K will split on McIver Street Avenue around mile 7.2. The HM will take a right on Cleveland Street and the 10K will continue straight on Southland Avenue.

Hairpin Turn after Underpass. The HM course goes through the underpass at River Street around mile 12.2. You will then make a 180 degree hairpin turn to get on River Street. Please exercise caution and watch out for fellow runners.

DOWNTOWN 10K

Split on Cateechee. The HM and 10K will split on Cateechee Avenue around mile 2.2. The HM will take a right on Keowee Avenue and the 10K will continue straight on Cateechee.

Speed Bumps on Lupo Street - Don't trip on the speed bumps on Lupo Street around mile 2.4. This is a narrow alley and the speed bumps are hard to see.

Split on McIver. The HM and 10K will split on McIver Street Avenue around mile 3.5. The HM will take a right on Cleveland Street and the 10K will continue straight on Southland Avenue.

Hairpin Turn after Underpass. The 10K course goes through the underpass at River Street around mile 5.2. You will then make a 180 degree hairpin turn to get on River Street. Please exercise caution and watch out for fellow runners.

BIG PUNKIN 5k

Right on Markley.  At the start, the 5K course will take an immediate right on Markley Street. Please run wide through the turn to keep from tripping someone or getting tripped.

Left on the SRT at Hudson. The 5K course goes left from Hudson Street onto the SRT around mile 1.7. Please use caution as you transition from the road to the trail.

Spunky's Kids Run

Line Up Quickly. Please have your child at the start line well in advance of the Kids Run start at 8:05 am. We need to get the Kids Run going as quickly as possible so the kids can get around the course and minimize overlap with incoming 5K runners.

Right on Augusta Street. The 1 mile Kids Run Course goes down S. Main and turns on Augusta Street. If you plan on running with your child, please make a mental note of this so we can keep the kids on course.

Course Monitors, Marking, Directions & Mileage

The courses have many turns, as usual for most races in Greenville. There will be police officers and course monitors at key locations to keep runners going in the right direction. All turns will have pavement markings, signage or both. SPLIT POINTS WILL HAVE AMPLE SIGNAGE, MARKINGS AND MONITORS BUT PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE SPLIT POINT LOCATIONS BEFORE THE RACE!

The preferred method used to mark the course is pavement arrows consisting of white tape or white paint. The arrows will be fresh and obvious. DISREGARD ANY FADED OR WORN-OUT LOOKING MARKINGS!

We will also place directional arrow signs staked in the ground. The signs are roughly 18” X 12” with a black directional arrow on a white background. The first rule of navigation is to look for the pavement arrow first. If you don’t see a pavement arrow, then look for a directional sign. If no pavement markings or directional signs exist, then keep going straight.

Mile markers are similar in size to the directional arrows. We can’t guarantee a mile marker at every mile. It is confusing to place 5K and 10K mile markers where the courses overlap the Marathon or HM, so you will not see 5K mile markers past mile 1 or 10K mile markers past mile 2. We will place mile markers for the Marathon at every mile except 26, and every mile except 13 for the HM.

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Aid Stations and Toilets

The Marathon has a total of 8 aid stations with the course doubling back so runners pass an aid station every 2-3 miles. The HM has a total of 5 aid stations. The 10K has 2 aid stations and the 5K has one aid station. PLEASE REFER TO THE ONLINE MAPS FOR AID STATION LOCATIONS DESIGNATED WITH AN "A" SYMBOL. All aid stations will offer a choice of water or Gatorade.

The Marathon, HM, 10K and 5K have multiple restrooms and portable toilet locations. PLEASE REFER TO THE ONLINE MAPS FOR TOILET LOCATIONS DESIGNATED WITH A "T" SYMBOL.

Medical Attention

Spinx Run Fest is proud to have Bon Secours St. Francis Sports Medicine at our event. If you or somebody else is having difficulty on the course, help is only a short distance away. If a runner needs help, please relay the information to someone at the nearest aid station. They will call St. Francis Sports Medicine.

Non-urgent care is available on the stadium concourse. Please ask a volunteer and they will direct you there.

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Post-Race Activities

The finish line can get to be a crowded place. PLEASE KEEP WALKING AFTER YOU FINISH. If you're a Marathon or HM finisher, you will receive a medal and special souvenir. If you're a 10Ker or 5Ker, you will get a souvenir. Collect your medal and/or souvenir and proceed up the stairs to the concourse. On the concourse, you will be directed to the refreshment area on the patio below the 500 Club where you can enjoy sandwiches, cookies, fresh fruit and yogurt provided by Spinx. After getting a snack, visit the vendor booths along the concourse to shop or chat, get a massage, or find a spot in the bleachers to view the festivities.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Post race food for marathoners only is located at the 500 Club.

Race Awards

The race timer has promised to give us the awards lists for each race as soon as they are available. If you finish in the top three for male or female in your race, please stick around. You will be called to first base to receive your special award from Stewart Spinks.

The approximate schedule for presenting the race awards is as follows:
5K - 9:00am
10K - 9:15am
Marathon Winners and HM Top Tier - 9:30am
Marathon Top Tier and HM Age Groups - 10:00am
Marathon Age Groups - 10:30am

 

Lost & Found

Spinx Run Fest is a hectic place and sometimes people and things can get lost in the shuffle. If you get separated from your child, please let a volunteer know and they will take prompt action to locate your child and arrange a rendezvous. If your phone, camera, car key, or other prized possession goes missing, or if you find a lost item, please come to the Elvis Awards Stage near the main entrance and we will make an announcement.

Spinx Run Fest is produced by the Greenville Track Club - running strong since 1972. Click on the GTC logo for information on upcoming events and join the club and get discounts on all our races!

Spinx Run Fest would not happen without the Spinx Corporation, our title sponsor since day one. With their generous support, the Greenville Track Club has been able to make SRF a huge success. Thank you Stewart!

Bon Secours Sports Medicine has supported our race every year. You're in good hands with Rodney, Blair, Ryan, and the other dedicated professionals from Bon Secours. Remember to call 675-HURT if you need help with your sports injury.

Race management services, equipment, promotional support and more - give Ed a call at (864) 202-2470 if you need help with your event!