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VIP Drive Thru Packet Pick Up

VIP drive-thru packet pick up is on Thursday October 26th, 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Carolina Triathlon, 123 Welborn Street (off Hudson Street just west of downtown). The service is FREE for Marathoners, and for other event participants who PAID for it at sign-up. We will have your packet ready, but we ask that you not pick up for more than 5 individuals or the system will bog down. Enter Welborn Street from Hudson Street and follow closely behind the vehicle in front of you. We will get your information as you approach the pick-up tents, and a runner will bring your packet including the shirt size listed on your registration. 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.

Friday Packet Pick Up

Friday Packet Pick Up will be at the Kroc Center of Greenville, 424 Westfield Street from Noon to 7:30pm. All parking will be on Hudson Street about 1/4 mile west of the Kroc. Come to the main ballroom. NEW THIS YEAR: 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 efficiently.

Spinx Run Fest EXPO

The EXPO is Friday at the Kroc Center, same hours as packet pick up. Vendors will be displaying their goods and services outside and 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 west of the Kroc Center. Click on the link below to see a map. Temporary parking for vendors is in the Kroc Center parking lot, but you must relocate your vehicle to Hudson Street immediately after unloading.

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Race Day Parking

With the recent construction boom, parking has become more of a challenge around the stadium. 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.

If you want to park closer to the stadium, keep in mind that police have placed NO PARKING signs on the entirety of S. Main Street from Pendleton Street to downtown. You might be able to find side street parking west of the stadium but it will be very limited.

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Race Day Packets, Registration, Gear Check

Race Day Packet pick up is at FLUOR FIELD, 945 S. Main Street, from 5:30am to 8:30am.  Come in the main entrance and you will see the tables.

YES, there is race day registration, but come early! Race day registration will close at 7:45am for the HM & 10K, and 8:15am for the 5K and Kids Run. Please bring cash or check to expedite payment.

Gear Check is inside the main gate near the registration area from 6:00am to 8:15am. We will supply white trash bags. Write your race bib number on the outside of the trash bag, 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

The start line for the HALF MARATHON, 10K and KIDS RUN is on Field Street. Look for the truss with the red START banner. Runners will line up facing west and run toward Vardry Street.

IMPORTANT! The start line for the BIG PUNKIN 5K is at the corner of S. Main and Augusta Street, located 3 blocks from the stadium. Look for the red and black checkered "Big Punkin 5K" banner. Runners will line up facing north and run toward downtown.

 

RACE START TIMES:
Swamp Rabblt Marathon - 7:30am (at Furman)
Run Town USA Half Marathon - 8:00am
Downtown 10K - 8:10am
Big Punkin 5K - 8:30am
Spunky Kids Run - 8:35am
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Course Notes (Tricky Turns)

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

Key areas to watch out for include:

#1 - (All Races) 180 degree turn after crossing under River Street. The HM, 10K and 5K will use the River Street underpass. USE CAUTION AS YOU MAKE THE 180 DEGREE TURN AFTER GOING UNDER THE BRIDGE. There will be a small ramp at the curb drop-off to make it easier for strollers and baby joggers.

#2 - (All Races) Limited trail width between McDaniel pedestrian bridge and River Walk. All races will share the Swamp Rabbit Trail between the McDaniel pedestrian bridge and River Walk. IF YOU ARE A SLOWER RUNNER, PLEASE KEEP RIGHT AND LET FASTER RUNNERS PASS ON THE LEFT.

#3 - (5K) Sharp right turn entering trail at McDaniel Avenue. Watch your step at this sharp right turn. Slow down and give a little extra room to avoid mishaps.

#4 - (HM & 10K) Split at Cateechee/Keowee. 10K runners will continue STRAIGHT on Cateechee Avenue. HM runners will turn RIGHT on Keowee Avenue.

#5 - (HM & 10K) Split at McIver/Cleveland. 10K runners will continue STRAIGHT on Southland Avenue. HM runners will turn RIGHT on Cleveland Street.

Course Monitors, Marking, Directions & Mileage

The courses have many turns, especially the Half Marathon. There will be many 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 singular method used to mark the course is directional arrows marked on the pavement using white paint or white tape. 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, this is not a turn.

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 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 HM at every mile except 13.

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Aid Stations and Toilets

The Run Town USA HM has four aid stations at miles 2.2, 5.0, 8.2, & 11.3. The Downtown 10K has two aid stations at miles 2.2 & 4.4. The Big Punkin 5K has one aid station at mile 1.2. All aid stations will have a choice of water or green (lemon lime) Gatorade.

The HM, 10K and 5K have multiple restrooms and portable toilet (P/T) locations:
HM & 10K Start line – Fluor Field restrooms
HM - P/T at Ball field in Cleveland Park
HM, 10K & 5K - River Walk restrooms
HM, 10K & 5K - P/Ts at numerous construction sites along routes

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 HM finisher, you will receive a medal and souvenir pint glass. If you're a 10Ker or 5Ker, you will get a souvenir pint glass. 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 sunny spot in the bleachers to view the festivities.

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

Instant Awards

Due to the difficulty of scheduling awards ceremonies for 5 races, we have adopted the “instant awards” concept. Electronic message boards on the concourse will display results & award winners for all races. If you see your name on the awards board, please come to the Elvis Awards Stage at the main entrance to claim your prize at any time. If you are the overall male or female winner of 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 overall awards is as follows:
5K & 10K - 9:30am
HM - 10:00am
Marathon - 11:00am

ULTRA Post-Race Party at Mac's

All finishers, friends and family are invited to the ULTRA post-race party at Mac’s Speed Shop, 930 S. Main St. (directly across from the stadium) from 11am to 2pm. Mac's will offer special prices on food and beverages. Enjoy ice cold Michelob ULTRA, delicious appetizers and the specialty of the house - hickory smoked BBQ.

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!

Our newest partner. Enjoy an ice cold beverage at the ULTRA hospitality tent after the race. Run done, beer now! Must be 21 or over. Drink responsibly.

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