The 2017 TD Bank Reedy River Run will be our 40th edition of one of South Carolina oldest continuous running events. The 2016 edition was one of our best efforts and had over 2500 entries. The movement of the race date from early March to late April gave all of our participants a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sights of Spring in Greenville. The 2017 event will be conducted on Saturday, April 22.
Registration is now open. Greenville Track Club members will receive a $5 discount on the "current" price per event, which will be calculated in the registration process (no need to enter a discount code for GTC members).
If you registered for a T-shirt for the 39th TD Bank Reedy River Run and didn't receive one, they are available for pick up at Fleet Feet Sports located at 635 Augusta Street in Greenville.
Shirts are packaged in an envelope with your name on it.
For those who missed our Awards Presentation in Falls Park after the 39th Annual TD Bank Reedy River Run, we will make them available for the next two weeks (beginning after 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 27). They will be available at the Fleet Feet Sports new location at 635 Augusta Street. We will not be mailing them. Please identify yourself and know which award you won (which event, 5K or 10K) and what place in your Age Group.
For 10K award winners, there is a place to include your photo from the awards presentation. For those who received their awards at the presentation, your photo should be available under the Awards Photos tab on this website (http://www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com/award-photos.html). You can drag and drop to your own device and have it printed as a 5 x 7 photo to be placed on your award.
General Electric (GE) won the first annual Darrell Jennewine Corporate Cup Challenges. In the "Fastest Team" competition they had their first six finishers under 42:19 and also had 10 additional runners under 75:00 minutes to earn the maximum 5 minutes time bonus (reduction from total time). They finished with an outstanding total time of only 3 hours, 51 minutes and 45 seconds (3:51:46). ScanSource was second with a total time of 4:35:58 and Michelin was third with 5:12:47.
In the "Most Participants Under 75" competition, GE had a total of 24 runners. ScanSource was runner-up with 19 and Michelin was third with 16.
This year's participation competition included challenges between Elementary Schools and also for Middle Schools. Each participatant who finished earned points for their respective school, with each student earning 10 points and each adult earning 2 points. The winning team in each division will receive a donation of $500 from the Greenville Track Club. The challenge is designed to promote fitness for the students in their schools.
Results for FIT'S COOL School Challenge
1. Paris Elementary = 562 points (47 students + 46 adults)
2. AJ Whittenburg = 226 points (22 students + 3 adults)
3. Woodland Elementary = 172 points (16 students + 6 adults)
4. Bells Crossing = 170 points (14 students + 15 adults)
5. Mitchell Road = 162 points (16 students + 1 adult)
6. Monarch Elementary = 142 points (12 students + 12 adults)
7. Sterling Elementary = 68 points (5 students + 9 adults)
8. Woodland Elementary = 50 points (4 students + 5 adults)
* Plain, Skyland, Mountain View and Mitchell Road also had participation points
1. Tanglewood Middle School = 132 points (9 students + 21 adults)
2. Seiver Middle School = 58 points (5 students + 4 adults)
3. Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher = 44 points (4 students + 2 adults)
*Riverside and League Academy also had participation points
The Race Poster
Every runner who finished the 10K under 65 minutes will receive a ""Limited Edition" commemorative poster produced by local Greenville artist Patrick Grills and suitable for framing. Begin your TD Bank Reedy River "Limited Edition" running art collection in 2016. Sixty-five minutes for the 10K distance is 10:28 per mile or 6:30 per kilometer.
Runners received "Sub 65" cards at the finish line. If you ran our challenging TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K under 65:00 minutes and didn't receive your poster, please complete the form below and we'll have your poster to pick up at Fleet Feet Sports @ 635 Augusta St.
A new tradition started by previous race director Tyler Scott featured "PR" medals for those running a "personal record" or personal best at the TD Bank Reedy River Run. To earn one of these unique medals the runner must run faster than they have in any previous 10K road race. So the runner must have run a 10K previously to be eligible for the "PR" medal
During the registration process there was a content box that requested each runner's previous best 10K, which would be used determine if the runner ran a new "PR" in this year's event.
However, even if you did not specify what your previous 10K "PR" was, but actually did run a "PR" on Saturday at the TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K, we'll award you with a "PR" medal.
We distributed "PR" medals to those present at our 10K awards ceremony. If you had already departed from the festival and presentations and did run a "PR", please complete the contact info below and submit. We'll get your "PR" medal and have it for you at Fleet Feet Sports at 635 Augusta Street.
Thanks for participating in the 39th edition of the TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K and congratulations on running a "PR" on our very challenging, but scenic course.
Elkanah Kibet made it back-to-back victories in the TD Bank Reedy River Run on Saturday morning, shaving 14 seconds from his time a year ago in the popular 10K race in downtown Greenville.
Dylan Hassett, a newcomer to Greenville who trains with the ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE developmental program, won the women's 10K under perfect conditions including clear blue skies and mild temperatures.
A sergeant in the U.S. Army based at Fort Bragg, N.C., Kibet said it was his first race since competing in the USA Olympic Trials Marathon in February.
He completed the sometimes hilly 6.2-mile course in 29:57, taking the lead within the opening mile, running at a 4:49 clip and ending with a comfortable 16-second cushion at the finish line near the entrance to Falls Park on Main Street.
Raymond McCormack of Orlando, Fla., was second (30:13), and Mark Leininger, a New Jersey native now living in Greenville and training with the ASICS GTC Elite squad, was third (30:20).
Kibet, 32, who was born in Kenya and is a U.S. citizen, is a financial management technician at Fort Bragg. He also is part of the Army's World Class Athletic Program. He said he is headed to Colorado to get in some training as part of WCAP.
The former Auburn University runner finished 19th in the Olympic marathon trials in Los Angeles, despite a relatively short career as a marathoner. Kibet competed in his first marathon shortly after he won the 2015 Reedy River Run.
While he was disappointed about not making the American team in the marathon, he wants to try make Team USA in another event. He has dreams of running in the 10K at the Olympics in Rio. Those trials are set for this summer in Eugene, Ore., Kibet said.
Saturday's race featured a number of veterans of the Olympic marathon trials with women's Reedy River Run champion Hassett among them.
Hassett, 22, ran at the College of William & Mary for four years. Originally from Alpharetta, Ga., she moved here this past September to train with GTC. Her winning time in the Reedy River Run was 35:00, almost a half-minute ahead of her nearest competitor.
"I wanted to run the first half conservatively,'' Hassett said. "I knew the second half was the hillier half, and I wanted to have some energy left to hang on.''
She said she passed second-place finisher Andrea Rediger (35:28) of Minneapolis, Minn., around Mile 4. Kimberly Ruck of Greer was third (35:48).
The TD Bank Reedy River Run presented by The Greenville News marked its 39th year with thousands of runners competing in 10K, 5K or Youth Run events. The morning of races was capped by a music and food festival in Falls Park.
Article and Photos courtesy of presenting sponsor The Greenville News
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