Event Information

Race Descriptions, Event Schedule, and Frequently Asked Questions

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Race Descriptions

The Swamp Rabbit Marathon is an OUT AND BACK race from Greenville's Fluor Field to Travelers Rest. The race passes through Furman University and our beautiful downtown neighborhood on the back.

SPECIAL NOTE TO MARATHONERS:

This year's event will start considerably earlier than previous marathon starts. The 6:15 a.m. start will be an hour and a half before the 7:45 sunrise. If you would feel more comfortable wearing a head lamp, please bring your own.  The first half of the race is almost entirely on paved trails with no traffic to contend with.

The Neighborhood course is back! After a one year "vacation", we're bringing back the HM course from 2016 and 2017 . Hundreds of Spinx Run Fest Fans will be in force to cheer you on. The course goes through downtown Greenville, historic districts, and city parks. The course showcases scenic parts of downtown, City parks and local favorite running routes, making for an exhilarating run.

The Greenville Downtown 10K follows the same course as the Run Town USA Half Marathon, except we sliced off 6 of the hardest miles of the HM resulting in a 10K course with fewer turns and hills and surprisingly fast. If you're a 10Ker, this race is the perfect choice!

The Big Punkin 5K is back using the flat and fast northwest loop that takes runners down Main Street, left on River Street, left on W. Broad Street, left on W. Washington Street, left on Hudson Street, left on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, right on Reedy View Drive, right on River Street, right on Main Street and back to the stadium. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween getup. After all, that's why we call it the Big Punkin 5K!

Spunky's Kids Run is designed for young runners  - 12 and under. The course is roughly 1 mile long and takes runners around the outside of the stadium before entering the stadium for a loop around the warning track to an exciting finish in front of the third base dugout. This year's run is not timed. We are looking forward to seeing Greenville's future running stars!

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Schedule of Events

Check regularly for updates!

Friday, October 25
Packet Pick Up/Late Registration
Kroc Center of Greenville, 424 Westfield Street
Noon - 7:00pm
Spinx Run Fest EXPO
Kroc Center of Greenville, 424 Westfield Street
Noon - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 26
Packet Pick Up/Late Registration
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
5:00am - 8:00am
Gear Check
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
5:00am - 7:30am
Marathon Start
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
6:15am
Half Marathon Start
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
7:20am
10K Start
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
7:20am
5K Start
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
8:00am
Kids Run Start
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
8:05am
Post-Race Activities
Age Group Awards & Winner Photos
Stadium Concourse
8:30am - 11:30am
Marathon VIP Lounge
Stadium Concourse (500 Club)
9:00am - 1:00pm
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Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact us if your question is not on the list.

REGISTRATION

How do I register?

All registration is online at www.RunSignUp.com. You may register with credit card, cash or check at Friday packet pick up. You may also register on race day but we only accept cash or check. Sorry, there is no mail-in registration.

What do I receive with my race entry?

All Registrants receive a technical shirt from Leslie Jordan. The shirts are gender specific and made with the new Heather Ultra wicking fabric and decorative stitching. Marathoners receive unique SRM finisher medal. Half marathoners receive  Run Town USA finisher medal. All participants receive a custom dog tag with a race time sticker!

Can I get a refund, deferral or transfer my race entry?

If you are unable to participate, you may transfer your race number to another person. You may switch to a longer race for the price difference, or you may switch to a shorter race but we can't refund the difference. Also we don't give refunds, deferrals or rain checks.

Can I register on race day?

Yes, you may register on race day, but we strongly recommend registering early for the best price and to be guaranteed a shirt.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes, for groups of 15 or more. Please use the CONTACT PAGE to contact the race director for instructions.

How do I sign up as a Corporate Shield participant

Sorry but Spinx Run Fest is not a Corporate Shield event.

TIMING, RESULTS AND AWARDS

When will results be posted?

The results will be available at the AWARDS BOOTH at the Elvis stage on the stadium concourse. Official results will be at www.racemine.com and posted ON THIS WEBSITE as soon as they become available.

Who do I contact with questions about the results?

Please check the official results once they are posted on this website. Often, the mistakes have been corrected by then. If a problem still exists, contact the race timing company (contact information will be shown on the results page).

When will the awards be given out?

Spinx Run Fest will have "instant awards" same as the Earth Day Run and the Santa Run. Anytime after you finish, visit the awards booth at the Elvis Stage to see your place and collect your prize. We will present the Marathon Awards for overall, masters and grandmasters divisions on the field at around 11am, so stick around to have your picture taken with Stuart!

Are awards based on GUN TIME or CHIP TIME?

All awards are determined by GUN TIME.

Do you offer prize money?

Sorry but Spinx Run Fest does not offer prize money but we have nice awards.

RACE COURSE

Where can I see maps of the courses?

The course maps can be found on the "Maps" page on this website.

Are the courses hilly?

The race with the least hills is the Swamp Rabbit Marathon. The race with with the most hills is the Run Town USA Half. The 10K and 5K courses are moderately hilly. Greenville is in the Piedmont (foothills) region of the state, so we got 'em wherever you go. 

Where are the restrooms and/or portable toilets?

There are portable toilets and/or public restrooms at regular intervals on all the courses.

Where are the aid stations (water stops)?

There are water stops at regular intervals on all the courses.

POST RACE ACTIVITIES

What's going on after the race?

There is a lot going on inside the stadium. Visit the refreshment area for fresh food courtesy of Spinx. Get a complimentary massage. Join your fellow marathoners in the VIP lounge. Check in at the awards booth to claim your prize. Bring your phone for lots of selfies and groupies. We will have our own photographer, too.

When and where is the Kids Run?

Spunky's Kids Run starts on Field Street at 8:05am, immediately after the start of the Big Punkin 5K. All Kids Run finishers (except parents) will get a souvenir medal and a goodie bag.

EVENT GUIDELINES

What happens if you have to cancel the event?

If we have to cancel the event due to severe weather, emergencies, or other safety issues, we will not give refunds but will offer discounts for next year’s race. Shirts and souvenirs will be given out to registrants, or put at a location where registrants can pick them up at their convenience.

Can I participate with a baby jogger or stroller?

Yes. Running with a baby jogger or walking with a baby stroller is allowed. Please start toward the back and yield the right-of-way to faster runners.

Can I run with my dog?

Sorry, no dogs (except service animals) are allowed in the stadium or on the race courses during the event.

Where can I pick up my unclaimed shirt, souvenir or award?

PLEASE CHECK IN AT THE AWARDS BOOTH TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE EVENT! Otherwise, unclaimed shirts, souvenirs and awards will be taken to Run In at 1942 Augusta Street. They will be available for you to pick up starting on Wednesday morning after the race, and will be kept on the premises for around six weeks.  Sorry, we don't mail out leftover shirts, souvenirs or awards.

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!