What time do I need to arrive? Due to our early starting times and subsequent road closures, you will need to be in the starting area by 7:00 am for the Youth Mile Run and the 5K events. For those running the 10K, it is advised to be there by 7:15 am since the other events will be nearing their start times and the roads will be closed.
Will there be portable toilets available? Yes, since we have an early start and most downtown establishments will be closed, there will be portable toilets available within one block of the starting areas. Location is in parking lot across from TD Bank and next to Carolina Ale House.
Is the course hilly? This is downtown Greenville, so yes, there are hills. This year's 10K route is described as "rolling" with one major downhill on East Washington St., heading toward Cleveland Park. The uphill climb from Cleveland Park back to S. Main Street is now broken up into various uphill segments, much like a stair step.
Will there be fluids available on the course? Yes, there will be Gatorade and water available at each of the Hydration Stations, including the starting area, three on the 10K course, 2 on the 5K course (almost same route as last 5K of 10k) and at the finish area.
Why are strollers prohibited in the 5K? While we love children, pushing them up the hills may become a hinderance to other participants. Although the 5K starts before the 10K, the fastest 10K runners will probably catch some of the 5K runners on the final hills and those pushing strollers would possibly be in the way of those runners.
Where can I put my warmup gear before the race? Fleet Feet Sports will be the "official" bag transporter and will provide plastic bags for runners to put warmups in before the race start. Those bags may be retrieved at the Fleet Feet Sports tent/area in Falls Park after the race.
Where is the best place to stay for out-of-town participants? Downtown Greenville has multiple hotels within walking distance of the race start and finish. We recommend using online sources to find the best deal.
Where is the post-race Festival? Once your run is finished, you can rehydrate, refuel, relax and enjoy the morning in beautiful Falls Park by the Reedy River. The finish line is located at the entrance to the Park. Just follow the crowd down into the park.
40th Annual / APRIL 22, 2017 2017 Road RUnners club of america South carolina state 10K Championship