The Greenville News Run Downtown

The 42st annual Greenville News Run Downtown 5K is one of the oldest, largest and most-popular 5K runs in the state. The run/walk is presented by The Greenville News and Greenville Track Club. It is also a GTC Corporate Shield event and is a part of the Greenville Track Club running series.

The certified race course will begin in front of Soby’s Restaurant, head down South Main Street, wrap back toward North Main Street and end with a finish line in front of The Greenville News building.

WHO: Runners, walkers, families….and anyone who loves cold weather!

WHAT: The kick-off event for the 2020 running season in  Greenville, S.C.

WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2020

Friday (January 17) Packet Pickup… 11:00 am-6:00 pm at Academy Sports on Woodruff Rd

Race-day schedule:

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 am: Late registration/Late packet pick-up
9 a.m. – 5K Race Start

9:45 a.m. – Kid’s Run Star

10 a.m. – Post-race event
WHERE: The Greenville News, 305 S. Main Street, Greenville, S.C. 29601


Race-fee schedule:

Now - November 30, 2019 @ $25.00 (+ processing fee)
December 1 – Dec. 31, 2019 @  $30.00 (+ processing fee)
January 1 – Jan. 16, 2020 @ $35.00 (+ processing fee)

Registration on January 17 and Day of Race, January – $40.00 

Race Day Registration is CASH or CHECK only. 

To add a Corporate Shield team, contact the CS director at [email protected]

Find pdf of race course at bottom of this page.

January 09, 2021


The Greenville News Run Downtown 5k
January 09, 2021 (Saturday) - January 17, 2021
5 kilometers
Road Solo
Anywhere Virtual Race


Jan 09 2021 : Light rain until evening.
1.3°C - 4.4°C (34.3°F - 40.0°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-12-04