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The SANTA RUN presented by the GREENVILLE TRACK CLUB and BON SECOURS St. Francis Sports Medicine returns to Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The run will use the same downtown course introduced in 2016. The mood will be more festive than ever and we hope to encourage spectators to come out and watch the awesome throng of costumed runners.
Anyone who has participated in the SANTA RUN is aware of its magical qualities. Put on a Christmas-themed costume and come on out. Join the army of Santas and Elves and witness a shocking display of amazingly tacky sweaters as we take to the streets of downtown. Spread the Joy!
Course Features: The 5K course starts from the Clemson University Entrance at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and goes west on Elford Street. The first mile (mostly downhill) follows Elford Steet to Main Street to Broad Street. The second mile of the course includes Broad Street, Westfield Street, Gibbs Street, Hudson Street, and the portion of the Swamp Rabbit Trail near the Kroc Center. The final mile follows the path through River Walk and Falls Park before crossing the Liberty Bridge. The home stretch is on Falls Street and Spring Street, before turning onto East McBee and crossing the finish just west of McBee Station (Publix grocery store).
Changes for 2017: MORE SNOW MACHINES! NEW DOGGY COSTUME CONTEST!
Statistics: The total elevation gain is around 150′. The course consists of 75% roads and 25% paved paths. There are roughly 15 turns.
SWAG. THE FIRST 500 PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A NEW 2017 EDITION PHOTO MUG! Perfect for hot chocolate or holiday nog. Sign up early and get one - don't leave the race empty handed!
If you purchased ENTRY WITH SUIT, you will receive a complete SANTA SUIT including jacket, pants, belt, hat and beard. If you chose ENTRY ONLY, you will get a race bib, wristband, and the traditional SANTA RUN souvenir coffee mug but you'll need to supply your own holiday costume or incredibly tacky sweater. Sorry, we don't have kids costumes.
START. The 5K run/walk starts at 9:00am from the Clemson Entrance at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena (BSWA).
FINISH. The race finishes on E. McBee Avenue just west of McBee Station (Publix grocery store). There is a short walk of approximately 1/3 mile back to the Arena.
POST RACE FARE. We will provide an assortment of fruit, snacks, bottled water, HOT CHOCOLATE, and coffee after the race. The post race fare will be at the finish line.
CONTESTS. If you would like to participate in the costume contest or tacky sweater contests, please be prepared before the race. The contests will start at 8:45AM sharp. This year we're having a DOGGY COSTUME CONTEST. Dress up your pet and win the coveted YULE BONE!
AWARDS. 5K Awards will be available immediately after the race. Check in at the Awards Booth to claim your prize.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 SANTA RUN. Please sign up early to get the best price and the LIMITED EDITION PHOTO MUG!
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