Race The Helix-Upstate

Sat April 29, 2023 Greenville, SC 29607 US Directions
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Countdown to Race Day

Race the Helix 5K

$20 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration Opens January 1, 2023 at 12:00am EST

Walk the Helix 1 Mile Walk

$10 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration Opens January 1, 2023 at 12:00am EST

Please join us on April 29th for the 9th annual Race the Helix-Upstate, inspired by one family's desire to raise awareness for genetic disorders and funding for genetic research!  All proceeds benefit the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation to support genetics services, testing, and research for families impacted by genetic disorders.

Please see the information below regarding our live event and virtual event! 


Live event details:

  • Saturday, April 29th at Lake Conestee Nature Park
  • 5K trail run with chip timing (course can accommodate strollers and wheelchairs)
  • 1 mile paved course for walkers, runners, strollers, and wheelchairs
  • Pre-packaged snacks and water will be provided (please note that coffee will not be provided)
  • Check-in will start at 8:00 on the day of the race
  • Any participant who wishes to register onsite will need to do so through their personal phone/device, onsite registration will be open until the start of the event
  • Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher overall and the top male and female in several age groups

Virtual event details:

  • Complete your 5K or 1 mile event at your convenience during the week leading up to April 30th or on that date
  • Details will be provided at a later date about submitting your time and photographs 


Entry fees for both live and virtual events:

  • $25 for 5K (t-shirt not included)
  • Free for 1 mile Walk The Helix (t-shirt not included)
  • Short sleeve performance t-shirts will be available for purchase for an additional $10.00 when you register. Shirts will be ordered through our vendor on April 8th so please register before then to guarantee your shirt and size. 
  • Please note that t-shirts will be distributed at the race for participants who have registered for the live event and ordered a shirt.  Virtual participants who order t-shirts must be able to pick up their purchased items at one of Greenwood Genetic Center’s offices across the state of SC.  

All proceeds from Race the Helix-Upstate will benefit the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation.  For more information about the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation or to make a donation, please visit: https://www.ggc.org/foundation

  • 12 and under
  • 13-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+
Lake Conestee Nature Park
840 Mauldin Rd
Greenville, SC US 29607
Race Contact Info

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If you wish to make a donation to the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation, please click on the attached link!


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