The 40th TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K on April 22 was the 2017 Road Runners Club of America South Carolina State
10K Championships. Honors were awarded in four divisions for both men and women.
Overall Men: Austin Steagall (24), Greenville, SC, 30:31
Overall Women: Kimberly Ruck (28), Greenville, SC, 35:11
Masters (40 & Over) Men: Philippe Giguere (47), Simpsonville, SC, 35:08
Masters Women: Bettina Guecker (49), Simpsonville, SC, 44:29
Grand Masters (50 & Over) Men: Tim Stewart (56), Simpsonville, SC, 42:45
Grand Masters Women: Diane Ford (62), Piedmont, SC, 46:32
Senior Grand Masters (60 & Over) Men: George Sykes (60), Spartanburg, SC, 43:53
Senior Grand Masters Women: Mary Koppenheffer (66), Hendersonville, NC, 56:05
Congratulations from the host Greenville Track Club and our sponsors for these fine performances.
.We have posted more photos from the 40th TD Bank Reedy River Run @ https://www.weebly.com/editor/main.php
Photos of 10K Award winners @ http://www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com/2017-award-photos.html
We have some 10K awards remaining from our awards presentation from Saturday's 40th TD Bank Reedy River Run. We will have them available at the Greenville Track Club office on Friday (April 28) and Saturday (April29) from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm. The office is located at 1619 E. North Street, Greenville, SC 29607.
If you are not sure if you won an award in the 10K please check the results at:
If you are unable to come to the GTC office during those time periods, we will also have them at the GTC Spring Thing from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday evening at the new Carolina Triathlon store located at 123 Welborn Street (off Hudson Street.
Due to the large number of entrants this year, we sold out of our T-shirts as some of you are aware. One of the most difficult aspects of managing an event of this size is estimating the number of T-shirts and more specifically sizes. We published our "guaranteed size" date months in advance as March 21, 2017. On March 22, we finalized our order and actually ordered over 125% of the number of entries at that time.
During our packet pickup process, we did not allow exchanges of sizes since that would render our "guaranteed sizes" objective unachievable.
Following the event, we experienced a few "no shows" and now have some T-shirts available for those who requested a possible change of size and for those who had to select "none" during the registration process due to lack of availability.
We will be available on Friday, April 28 and Saturday April 29 for those who wish to exchange sizes or pick up a shirt because they did not receive one at packet pickup (due to registering after the March 21 cutoff).
The location will be at the Greenville Track Club office at 1619 E. North Street, Greenville, 29607.
The times: Friday - 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm & Saturday - 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm.
If there are still shirts remaining we will have them at the GTC Spring Thing on Saturday evening
at the new Carolina Triathlon store located at 123 Welborn Street (off Hudson Street) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
We will not reserve T-shirts for exchange or pickup. You must bring your race BIB NUMBER if you did not receive a shirt during the packet pickup process. Any shirts that you wish to exchange must not have been worn or washed.
Currently we have some of each size (Men's Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL; Women's Small, Medium Large and XL; Youth Small, Medium and Large). Due to the number of race participants we will not be able to respond to each email request regarding which and if sizes remain available during the process. We do not have a phone at the office.
We will update this message regarding available sizes on our event website @ www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com on the "News" page.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. And please register early next year.
GE defended their 2016 title as the Fastest Corporate Team in the 40th TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K as they broke their record time of 3:51:46 from last year. This year's time was 3:50:18--1 minute and 28 seconds faster.
In the Most Finishers Under 75 Minutes category, ScanSource unseated defending champion GE as ScanSource had 34 runners under the 75 minute goal. It was also a new record as they bested GE's total of 24 runners in 2016. ScanSource had 19 runners under 75 minutes last year.
Fastest Corporate Teams in 10K
1. GE = 3 hours, 50 minutes, 18 seconds (3:50:18) or 13,818 seconds
2. ScanSource = 4 hours, 4 minutes, 43 seconds (4:04:43) or 14,683 seconds
3. BMW = 4 hours, 50 minutes, 46 seconds (4:50:46) or 17,446 seconds
4. Michelin = 4 hours, 56 minutes, 32 seconds (4:56:32) or 17,792 seconds
5. Sealed Air = 5 hours, 34 minutes, 4 seconds (5:34:04) or 20,044 seconds
6. GHS = 5 hours, 40 minutes, 32 seconds (5:40:32) or 20,432 seconds
Most Finishers Under 75 Minutes in 10K
1. ScanSource = 34
2. GE = 18
3. BMW = 12
4. Michelin = 9
5. Sealed Air = 6
6. GHS = 6
7. Greenville Country = 4
8. Fluor = 4
9. TTI = 3
10. TD Bank = 1
1. Paris Elementary = 340 points (29 students + 25 adults)
2. Woodland Elementary = 312 points (30 students + 6 adults)
3. Monarch Elementary = 202 points (17 students + 16 adults)
4. Five Oaks Academy Elementary = 180 points (16 students + 10 adults)
5. Brushy Creek Elementary = 78 points (7 students + 4 adults)
6. AJ Whittenburg = 72 points (7 students + 1 adult)
7. Bells Crossing = 44 points (4 students + 2 adults)
* Plain Elementary and Skyland Elementary also earned participation points
1. Riverside Middle School = 140 points (13 students + 5 adults)
2. Tanglewood Middle School = 126 points (8 students + 23 adults)
3. Sterling Middle School = 64 points (4 students + 12 adults)
4. Ralph Chandler Middle School = 48 points (3 students + 9 adults)
5. Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher = 34 points (3 students + 2 adults)
*Mauldin, Five Oaks Academy, and Lakeview also had participation points
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE athletes Austin Steagall and Kimberly Ruck both ran to impressive victories in the 40th anniversary of the TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K in their current hometown of Greenville, SC. With their victories they are both the 2017 Road Runners Club of America South Carolina State 10K Champions.
On a beautiful spring morning Steagall ran conservatively with the lead pack during the first 4K as they led the "sold out" field of 1500 runners over the historically challenging course. He then went to the front for the winding trek through Cleveland Park and increased his margin over the mostly uphill final kilometer. Steagall finished with a time of 30:31 to earn $1000 and added an additional $200 for being the first South Carolina resident. He was followed by his teammate, Ryan Root, who ran a fine 30:48 to earn a total of $800 ($700 for second and $100 for second South Carolina resident).
Former GTC-ELITE runners Adam Freudenthal and Ricky Flynn finished 3rd and 6th with times of 31:14 ($550) and 31:40 ($200), respectively. In between them were Greenville's Glen Burkhardt (31:17/$400) and Fayettville, NC's Peter Koskey (31:34/$300). Two-time SC Runner of the Year Brett Morley was seventh ($150) with a time of 32:15. He was followed by Charlotte's Matt Elliott (8th/$100) in 33:00 and Greenville's Matt Shock (9th) at 33:28.
The tenth place overall finisher was also the winner of the RRCA SC State 10K Championship for Masters (40 plus) and was Wisconsin's Matt Thull with a time of 34:24. That earned him $100. Simpsonville's Philippe Giguere was the second Masters male and recorded a time of 35:08 and earned $50 for his efforts.
Ruck, who has finished third in this race twice and fifth once, finally won the biggest race in her hometown. Back in January, she had won The Greenville News Run Downtown 5K for the fourth time in five years. That was nice, but winning Reedy has been her goal for sometime. On a warmish morning, she took an early lead and was never really challenged as she finished with a time of 35:11. Ruck earned a total of $1200, like her teammate Steagall.
Asheville, NC's Kate Schwartz ran 35:38 to edge ASICS GTC-ELITE's Dylan Hassett (35:39) by one second. Hassett, who won the 2016 race, was running her first race since December due to a nagging foot injury. Schwartz earned $700 for second, while Hassett won a combined total of $600 ($500 + $100 as second South Carolina resident). Hassett's teammates, Alison Parris was fourth in 36:17 ($400 + $50 = $450) and Kate Dodds was fifth at 37:06 ($300).
Margaret Brennen of Fairview, NC placed sixth ($200) with a time of 37:14 and was followed by Asheville's Ginna Reid at 37:29 ($150). Kristi Arledge of Simpsonville was 8th overall among women and won the RRCA SC 10K Championship for Masters with a time of 39:56 and $100. She was followed by the second Masters female, Greenville's Tracy Ashall in 40:34 ($50), while Greenville's Mary Kay Ko was tenth in 42:02. Both Arledge and Ashall were not included in the official results for Masters due to finishing among the top ten overall, but do qualify for the appropriate award money.
For complete results please go to: http://georesults.racemine.com/PalmettoTiming/events/2017/40th-Annual-TD-Bank-Reedy-River-Run/results
Just before our online registration closed today at 6:00 pm we reached our limit of 1500 entries for the 10K event. Due to our 2017 course, which commemorates the first running of the Reedy River Run in 1978 by using some of the winding paths in Cleveland Park, we needed to limit the field to a manageable size. Although we are currently receiving requests to allow more runners into the 10K event, we only have 1500 race bibs (with timing chips) and will not add additional runners.
We do have about 90 spots remaining in the 5K event. Entries must be completed onsite at our packet pickup location at Fleet Feet Sports (635 Augusta St.). Packet Pickup opens on Thursday at 11:00 am.
As previously published on this website, we are completely sold out of race T-shirts.
Only two days left before our 40th Anniversary of the TD Bank Reedy River Run in beautiful downtown GVL.