Event Information

Race Descriptions, Event Schedule, and Frequently Asked Questions


Race Descriptions

The Swamp Rabbit Marathon (formerly the Carolina Marathon) is a figure eight course using the spectator friendly HM route for the first half of the race and the flat and fast Swamp Rabbit Trail for the second half of the race. In fact, the last 6 miles are all downhill except for the railroad bridge and short climb to the finish. Click on the logo at left to learn more.

NEW RACE! For those of you who want go from a half marathon to the next level, we bring you the BIG 20 MILER. The Big 20 offers everything the Swamp Rabbit Marathon offers, minus the last 6.2 miles. Click on the logo at left for more information.

The Run Town USA Half Marathon is a winding course through downtown, historic spectator-filled neighborhoods and city parks. 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, 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.

The Carolina Marathon is now the Swamp Rabbit Marathon, a point to point race from Travelers Rest to Greenville! The new course is the flattest and fastest to date with a net downhill over the entire route. We also have a marathon relay. Click on the logo at left to learn more.


Schedule of Events

Check regularly for possible updates

Friday, October 27
Marathon Bag Check
Available at Start or Finish
Lake Conestee Nature Park, 5:30am - 7:00am
Fluor Field, 6:00am - 7:30am
Runner Instructions / Announcements
Start Line on Field Street
Marathon Start
Start Line on Field Street
Post-Race Activities
Lake Conestee Nature Park
10:00am - 1:00pm
Awards Booth
Lake Conestee Nature Park
10:00am - 1:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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. 10 mile and 10K runners get Earth Day finisher medals.

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

If you are unable to participate, you may give your race number to another person. We do not give refunds or deferrals (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 or singlet.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes, for groups of 15 or more. Please contact the race director for instructions.

How do I sign up as a Corporate Shield participant

Sorry but the Freedom Flyer 2-Miler is not a Corporate Shield event. We're working on it!


When will results be posted?

The results will be available at the AWARDS BOOTH adjacent to the Falls Park stage. Official results will be 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?

Awards will be given out at the awards ceremony, scheduled for 9:30am at the Falls Park stage.

Are awards based on GUN TIME or CHIP TIME?

All awards are determined by GUN TIME.

Do you offer prize money?

Yes. 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. Age group winners receive awards but no cash.


Where can I see a map of the course?

The course map is displayed under the "FAQs" section on the EVENT page on this website.

Is the course hilly?

The first mile is uphill and the second mile is downhill - the ideal arrangement. The slopes are gradual, not steep.

Where are the restrooms and/or portable toilets?

There are portable toilets near the start line on Main Street. On account of the short race distance, there are no portable toilets on the course.

Where are the aid stations (water stops)?

There is bottled water at the finish line. On account of the short race distance, there are no aid stations (water stops) on the course.


What's going on after the race?

We will have refreshments and music in Falls Park after the race. The free Main Street Kids Run will start around 9:15. The awards ceremony will happen at 9:30.

When and where is the Kids Run?

The FREE Main Street Kids Run will begin at the start line in front of Starbucks at 9:15am. All finishers (except parents) will get a souvenir and a treat.


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 will be given out to all 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 Falls Park or on the race courses during the event.

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

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 (April 5), and will be kept on the premises for around six weeks. Later they will disappear to the backroom at GTC headquarters, the donation box at Goodwill, or the huge junk pile at the race director's house. 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!