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Race The Helix-Upstate

Sat April 20, 2024 Greenville, SC 29607 US Directions
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Please join us on April 20th for the 10th 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 and virtual events! 


Live event details:

  • Saturday, April 20th 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, water, and coffee will 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
  • Award Divisions
  • Top male and female finisher overall
  • Top male and female in the following age groups:
    • 12 and under
    • 13-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70 and older

Virtual event details:

  • Run or walk from anywhere! 

Entry fees for live and virtual events:

  • $25 for 5K (t-shirt not included)
  • Free for 1 mile Walk The Helix (t-shirt not included)
  • Short sleeve t-shirts will be available for purchase for an additional $15.00 when you register. Please register before March 31st to guarantee your shirt and size.
  • If you participate in the virtual event and purchase a t-shirt, you will need to pick up your shirt from a Greenwood Genetic Center location. Further instructions will be provided to make arrangements for t-shirt pick up. 


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:

Course Map

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Lake Conestee Nature Park
840 Mauldin Rd
Greenville, SC US 29607

Race Contact Info

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Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Helix Silver

Education Sponsor

Walk the Helix Sponsor

Bronze Level

Shenal Family Sponsor

Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation Donation

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


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