The 2020 edition of the TD Bank Reedy River Run, which had initially been rescheduled for September 5, has now been cancelled due to safety concerns related to COVID-19.
“We are extremely disappointed that we will not be able to conduct the TD Bank Reedy River Run this year due to concerns and restrictions related to the uncertainty presented by COVID-19,” stated race director Mike Caldwell. “We explored all options to hopefully provide a safe event utilizing physical distancing protocols, staggered starting processes, etc. However, with anticipated size limitations on group gatherings and other concerns, we must cancel the event for this year. The safety of our participants, volunteers and sponsors is our primary concern.”
We will be contacting each registered participant via email with several options regarding their registrations, including deferral to the 2021 event, a partial refund of entry fees or a donation to the Greenville Track Club’s Youth Running Program.
While we won’t celebrate with the Reedy River Run this year, we are already looking ahead to April 17, 2021 to conduct the 43rd edition of this historic road race.
With the postponement of the 43rd TD Bank Reedy River Run, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from April to September 5, 2020 there have been some major changes. First, we have revised our 10K course to Start and Finish on the S. Main Street Bridge over the Reedy River. The course will still run through many sections of downtown GVL and most of Cleveland Park and Falls Park, while crossing the Reedy River seven times. Due to the uncertainty of how large gatherings will be permitted, our current plan is to limit the 10K to 1,000 participants. The 10K will have multiple starting waves, with Social/Physical distancing protocols, spreading the flow of runners. Starting wave assignments will be seeded by Estimated Finish Times with the faster times starting first. The theoretical objective is to have as few runners as possible pass those who started in front of them. Current plans call for each starting row to have 8 runners with six-feet spacing on either side. Bib numbers one through eight will start on the first row . . .
We are still developing plans for the number of 5K participants. More details will be announced in the coming days and weeks.
We just wanted to provide a quick update during this time of uncertainty. We have 100 days before our 43rd TD Bank Reedy River Run. As you should be aware our event was postponed from the original date of April 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While many events have been postponed or cancelled, we have continued to plan for our event to occur on Saturday, September 5. That is Labor Day weekend and our current plans are to start the weekend with a bang.
Our primary concerns revolve around providing a safe event from all aspects. While we don't have all of the details worked out yet, we anticipate some changes to our event. The temperature may be warmer than what we anticipated for our April date, so the start time for the 10K has been moved to 7:10 am instead of 7:55 am. We will also use a new/alternate course due to the TD Essential Market occupying a portion of Main Street. The good news is that the last half of the major hill in Falls Park on Furman College Way will be eliminated. Our current plans have both the start and finish on the Main Street Bridge. The course will continue to highlight the Reedy River and crosses the river seven times.
We are developing plans for the 5K, which will start approximately at 8:00 am and will have the same finish line as the 10K.
While we do not know what the health policies and guidelines will be at that date regarding size of gatherings, we are planning on using multiple starting waves with Social/Physical distancing. Therefore, it will be necessary to impose size limits on the number of participants. Those numbers are still unknown, but those previously registered are secured.
We will continue to update this site as more information becomes available. Please train smart and stay healthy.
Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) the 43rd TD Bank Reedy River Run was postponed from April until September 5. That allows potential participants time to prepare and train for this historic Greenville event.
We asked Coach Victor Pataky to develop training plans for beginners and more advanced runners to train for the 10K race. Victor is the coach of the GTC-Rabbits--the Youth Running Program of the Greenville Track Club. He is also a member of ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE and has run a 2:22 marathon among other notable performances.
To access the training plans please click on http://www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com/training-program.html. The plans begin on May 17th.
Due to health concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, the 43rd TD Bank Reedy River Run has been postponed until Saturday, September 5, 2020. With the high number of events previously scheduled and other postponed events seeking dates, we appreciate the City of Greenville approving this new date for our historic event. While we have a no-refund policy, we will offer options:
1. Remain registered for the event on September 5, 2020.
2. Defer registration until our 2021 event (April 2021).
3. Transfer your registration to another runner.
4. Due to not able to select an option described above, donate your registration fee to our Greenville Track Club Youth Running Program (non-profit/charity)
We understand that many of our registrants had targeted April 18th for this event (as had we), but the issues leading to the postponement were beyond our control and in the interest of public safety due to the global pandemic. We made the decision on March 12th so that there was adequate time to make the appropriate adjustments. We have participants that were traveling from many different states and needed time to make the necessary changes.
For those who have not registered yet, you may do so at REGISTER.
Thank you for your understanding in this unique and difficult period. We look forward to celebrating Labor Day weekend in Downtown Greenville.
The Greenville Track Club, TD Bank, The Greenville News and our other valued partners and sponsors believe the welfare of our running community and their families is a top priority. Due to the continuing development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the 43rd TD Bank Reedy River Run scheduled for April 18, 2020 has been postponed. We are currently targeting a date in September to reschedule this historic Greenville event. As soon as a date is approved we will notify all of our current registrants and publish the new date. We appreciate the support of the City of Greenville officials through this complicated decision-making process.
We understand this is a challenging time for everyone; everyone's health is our primary concern.
Due to the scale of this event and the associated costs already incurred in planning and organizing, we will not offer refunds to those currently registered. However, all current registrations will be honored on the revised date. If a current registrant is not able to participate on that date, we will recommend and allow the registrant to defer their registration to our 2021 event or transfer their registration to another runner. More details of such processes will be forthcoming soon.
Thank you for your understanding and consideration.
The TD Bank Reedy River Run offers commemorative awards to:
All 10K Finishers will also receive a Finisher's Medal.
We are excited to announce the winner and runner-up of our T-Shirt Logo Design Contest for the 43 TD Bank Reedy River Run.