Greer Earth Day Running Festival
April 1, 2017 - Greer City Park
Schedule of Events
(across from Greer City Park)
March 31, 2pm-6:30pm
10K Start – 8:00am
5K Start – 8:15am
5 min after you finish!
Frequently Asked Questions
Please let us know if your question is not on the list.
How do I register?
All registration is online at www.RunSignUp.com and www.go-greenevents.com. You may register with credit card, cash or check at Friday packet pick up. You may also register on race day but we only accept cash or check. Sorry, there is no mail-in registration.
What do I receive with my race entry?
All Registrants receive a technical shirt from Leslie Jordan. The shirts are gender specific and made with the new Heather Ultra wicking fabric. 10 mile and 10K runners get Earth Day finisher medals.
Can I get a refund, deferral, or transfer my entry?
If you are unable to participate, you may give your race number to another person. We do not give refunds or deferrals (rain checks).
Can I register on race day?
Yes, you may register on race day, but we strongly recommend registering early for the best price and to be guaranteed a shirt.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, for groups of 15 or more. Please contact the race director for instructions.
How do I sign up as Corporate Shield participant?
Sorry but currently the Earth Day Run is not a Corporate Shield event. We’re working on it!
When will results be posted?
The results will be available at the AWARDS BOOTH at the finish line in City Park. Official results will be posted ON THIS WEBSITE as soon as they become available.
Who do I contact with questions about the results?
Please check the official results once they are posted on this website. Often, the mistakes have been corrected by then. If a problem still exists, contact the race timing company (contact information will be shown on the results page).
When will the awards be given out?
The Earth Day Run is following the trend of “instant awards” with our AWARDS BOOTH. This method allows you to pick your award as soon as possible. Come to the AWARDS BOOTH about 5 minutes after you finish to check your placement and see if you won something!
Are awards based on GUN TIME or CHIP TIME?
All awards are determined by GUN TIME.
Do you offer prize money?
Sorry, we don’t offer prize money but we have nice awards.
Where can I see maps of the race courses?
The course maps are shown on the Course page on this website.
Are the courses hilly?
Yes, mildly hilly. The downtown area consists of rolling terrain. The outlying areas (on the 10 miler) are less hilly.
Are there any restrooms on the course?
There are restrooms and portable toilets at City Park for the start and finish. On the race courses, restrooms and/or portable toilets will be available at each aid station.
Do you have aid stations (water stops)?
Yes. There is one aid station on the 5K course, two aid stations on the 10K course, and three aid stations on the 10 mile course.
What's going on after the race?
Stick around for the Earth Day EXPO after you finish your race. The EXPO will have vendors displaying their wares and offering special deals on running-related products and services. Post race activities include refreshments and activities. The FREE Kids Run will start around 9:15am near the fountain in City Park.
When and where is the Kids Run?
The FREE Kids Run will start near the fountain in City Park, around 9:15am. All finishers (except parents) will get a “real” medal and a goodie bag.
What happens if you have to cancel the event?
If we have to cancel the event due to severe weather, emergencies, or other safety issues, we will not give refunds but will offer discounts for next year’s race. Shirts will be given out to all registrants, or put at a location where registrants can pick them up at their convenience.
Can I participate with a baby jogger or stroller?
Yes. Running with a baby jogger or walking with a baby stroller is allowed. Please start toward the back and yield the right-of-way to faster runners.
Can I run with my dog?
Sorry, no dogs (except service animals) are allowed in City Park or on the race courses.
Where can I pick up my unclaimed shirt, souvenir or award?
Unclaimed shirts, souvenirs and awards will be taken to Run In at 1942 Augusta Street. They will be available for you to pick up starting on Wednesday morning (April 5), and will be kept on the premises for around six weeks. Later they will disappear to the backroom at GTC headquarters, the donation box at Goodwill, or the huge junk pile at the race director’s house. Sorry, we don’t mail out leftover shirts, souvenirs or awards.