September 23rd, 2016 (Greenville, S.C.) – Join Spinx and the Greenville Track Club for the biggest day of running in Greenville - Spinx Run Fest on October 29, 2016! The Greenville Track Club is excited to bring this popular event back to Fluor Field.
“Spinx loves being the title sponsor of such an important race in our community! We’ve been the title sponsor from day 1, and has been exciting to see the attendance and the excitement from the runners, walkers, and spectators grow each year,” says Stewart Spinks, founder of The Spinx Company.
Spinx Run Fest has six events to choose from: the Carolina Marathon, Carolina Marathon Relay, Run Town USA Half Marathon, Greenville Downtown 10K, Big Punkin 5K Run/Walk, and Spunky's Kids Run (1-mile). So whether you're a veteran or a newbie to the running scene, we have an event that's right for you. Choose your event and REGISTER NOW for the best prices. Then get prepared. The last Saturday in October is your day at Spinx Run Fest! Visitwww.SpinxRunFest.com for more information.
The Carolina Marathon, featuring the Swamp Rabbit Trail between Greenville and Travelers Rest, is a scenic and not-too-hilly course. The race starts before dawn this year, so participants will be rounding the lake at Furman just after daybreak. Also, a short loop at the north end of the course replaces the turnaround point used in previous events. The marathon starts and finishes at Fluor Field. Start time, 7:15AM.
The Carolina Marathon Relay is for two-person teams with each person running a 13.1 mile leg on the same course as the Carolina Marathon. A free shuttle will be provided to transport anchor leg runners to the handoff point in Travelers Rest. Age Group Awards will be presented based on the combined age of the team. The marathon relay starts and finishes at Fluor Field. Start time, 7:15AM.
Run Town USA Half Marathon
The Run Town USA Half Marathon is our most popular event. This year, we’re taking the race to the fans! We’ve increased the number of neighborhood streets on the course to promote spectator involvement. “It’s not always easy to bring fans to your race, so we’re bringing the race to the fans!” says SRF race director Ed Hughes. With sponsor help from Spinx and Run-In, the Greenville Track Club will distribute complimentary “Spinx Run Fest Fan” packages including t-shirts, signs, and cowbells to residents on the half marathon route. "We're doing all we can to pump up the energy levels. Music, signs, runners, a police motorcade coming down your street…it's going to be exciting!" says Hughes. Stay tuned for more press releases on the spectator-friendly half marathon as the event date approaches! The half marathon starts and finishes at Fluor Field. Start time, 7:45AM.
The Greenville Downtown 10K
The 10K was added in 2012 and is growing more popular by the minute. The 2016 course is all new, and like the Half Marathon, incorporates more neighborhood roads than in previous years. The route through the park is much simpler and there is no overlap with the Half Marathon. If you’re a middle distance runner looking for a fun, interesting and fast course, the Downtown 10K at Spinx Run Fest is the perfect choice. The 10K starts and finishes at Fluor Field. Start time, 7:45AM.
Big Punkin 5K
The Big Punkin 5K has added SUPERHERO competition! To compete, simply check in at the SUPERHERO desk before the race. Any costume with a mask, tights, cape. etc. qualifies. Special awards will go to the top three male and female costumed runners in 10-year age groups. We’ll even accept Darth Vader even though he’s on the dark side. Yes, we’ll also have the usual age-group awards for the entire field of runners! The 5K starts and finishes at Fluor Field. Start time, 8:00AM.
Spunky’s Kids Run
Spunky’s Kids Run is a one-mile youth run (12 and under). The run starts on Field Street behind the stadium. Runners will go north on Field Street, right on Markley, right on S. Main, right on Augusta Street, right on Field, and enter the stadium via the rear service drive to finish at the 3rd base dugout. All finishers receive a medal, neon wristband and goodie bag! The kids run starts and finishes at Fluor Field. Start time 8:05AM.
About The Spinx Company
Founded in 1972, Spinx aims to always be the friendly company that makes people’s lives easier. Driven by a passion for fulfilling people’s everyday needs, Spinx provides quality fresh food and products in a clean, safe and convenient environment. As an employee owned company, Spinx always strives to operate in a respectful manner that balances profit, community involvement and environmental awareness, all while valuing on-the-go customers, partners, and team members.