Event Information

Race Descriptions, Event Schedule, and Frequently Asked Questions

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Race Descriptions

The Swamp Rabbit Marathon (formerly the Carolina Marathon) is a new point-to-point, net downhill race from Furman's Timmons Arena to Greenville's Fluor Field. The course shape resembles a keyhole with a loop on the north end and a long straightaway on the south end. Marathon finishers will receive terrific souvenirs and be treated to a post race VIP refreshment zone and beer garden sponsored by Michelob ULTRA. Click on the logo at left to learn more.

The Swamp Rabbit Marathon Relay is for two-person teams. The handoff point is at the familiar city gazebo in downtown Travelers Rest. Transportation from T.R. to Fluor Field will be provided for first-leg runners so they can greet their teammate at the finish line. Each participant (on finishing teams) will receive a medal and all the other marathon perks.

The Run Town USA Half Marathon is a challenging course through downtown, spectator-filled neighborhoods and city parks. This half marathon has never been easy and every finisher will feel a great sense of accomplishment. Yes, there are plenty of hills and turns along the route, but also plenty of Spinx Run Fest Fans to cheer you on! Click on the logo at left to learn more.

The Downtown 10K got its name from the original course that looped around the downtown district. This year’s course is similar to the half marathon course, and uses more neighborhood streets to take advantage of our terrific Spinx Run Fest Fan base. Click on the logo at left to learn more.

The redesigned Big Punkin 5K takes runners over the new pedestrian bridge at the Cancer Survivor’s Park and toward Cleveland Park. After turning around at the Rudolph Anderson Memorial, runners return to Fluor Field on the same route as the HM and 10K. Click on the logo at left to learn more.

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 will be timed with faster runners starting in front. We are looking forward to seeing Greenville's future running stars! Click on the logo at left to learn more.

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Schedule of Events

Check regularly for updates!

Thursday, October 26
VIP Drive-Thru Packet Pick Up
Free for Marathoners, $1.50 surcharge for other races
Carolina Triathlon, 123 Welborn Street
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, October 27
Packet Pick Up/Late Registration
Kroc Center, 424 Westfield Street
Noon - 7:00pm
Spinx Run Fest EXPO
Kroc Center, 424 Westfield Street
Noon - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 28
Packet Pick Up/Late Registration
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
5:30am - 8:30am
Marathon Shuttle to Furman
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
5:30am - 6:30am
Gear Check
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
5:30am - 7:30am
Marathon Start at Timmons Arena
Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy.
7:30am
Half Marathon Start
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
8:00am
10K Start
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
8:10am
5K Start
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
8:30am
Kids Run Start
Fluor Field, 945 S. Main Street
8:35am
Post-Race Activities
Race Day EXPO
Stadium Concourse
9:00am - 11:30am
Age Group Awards & Winner Photos
Stadium Concourse (Elvis Stage)
8:30am - 11:30am
ULTRA Garden
Stadium Concourse (500 Club)
9:00am - Noon
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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 and www.go-greenevents.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 a souvenir stein and first-edition SRM finisher medal. Half marathoners receive a souvenir pint glass and Run Town USA finisher medal. 10K finishers receive a souvenir pint glass.

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 contact the race director or registration coordinator 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 collect your check!

Are awards based on GUN TIME or CHIP TIME?

All awards are determined by GUN TIME.

Do you offer prize money?

Yes, for the Swamp Rabbit Marathon only. The top 3 male and female OVERALL finishers receive $100, $75 and $50 respectively. The top 3 male and female MASTERS finishers receive $75, $50 and $25 respectively, and the same goes for the GRANDMASTERS division.

RACE COURSE

Where can I see maps of the courses?

The course maps can be found on the "Maps" page on this website, except for the Swamp Rabbit Marathon which has it's own website. Please visit www.swamprabbitmarathon.com for a map and slideshow of the route.

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. These will be marked on the Official SRF Race Guide that we distribute to local running stores several weeks before the event.

Where are the aid stations (water stops)?

There are water stops at regular intervals on all the courses. These will be shown on the Official SRF Race Guide that we distribute to local running stores several weeks before the event.

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.  Peruse the EXPO for special deals from vendors and other race organizers. Get a complimentary massage. Join your friends at the ULTRA garden (must be 21 or older). Check in at the awards booth to claim your prize (must run fast). Bring your phone for lots of selfies and groupies - and send them to the Jumbotron!

When and where is the Kids Run?

Spunky's Kids Run starts on Field Street at 8:35am, or immediately after the start of the Big Punkin 5K. All 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!

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!