• February 23, 2013
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In Greenville County, more than 60,000 people do not know where one of their meals will come from each day.  Many of those experiencing food instability are children.  While schools are able to assist a significant number of children through breakfast and lunch programs, many of the children served go hungry when they are away from school.  A first step toward eliminating hunger for those children is to supply nutritious food for the weekends.

Mission Backpack pairs organizations and schools to fill those weekend backpacks.   Volunteers purchase, pack, and deliver bags of food to the school weekly. Your participation in the C. Dan Joyner Memorial 5k Race will directly help feed a hungry child.  We need your help to make a difference for Greenville’s hungry children.

Beneficiary:  Mission Backpack

Course:  The 5k race will start on the church recreation fields before heading out onto the Swamp Rabbit Trail.  From there it will continue down the Swamp Rabbit Trail into Cleveland Park where it will cross the double foot bridge heading to McDaniel Avenue.  Once past McDaniel Avenue, it will loop around on the grassy area and then head back to the dog park by way of the upper trail, cross back over Woodland Way and then back to the church.  The finish line will be on the church recreation fields.  The 1 mile walk will start and finish at the same place but will loop back to the recreation fields at Woodland Way.

Entry Fee:
5K- $25 before February 19, $30 after and day of race
Family Max-$50
1 mile walk- $10
Kid’s Dash, age 7 and under-Suggested donation of 1 jar of peanut butter or squeeze jelly

Packet Pickup:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, First Baptist AYMC
6:45 a.m. day of race, Terrace Level of First Baptist AYMC


847 Cleveland Street, Greenville, South Carolina, 29601


First Baptist Greenville is located at the corner of Cleveland and Faris, not far from Greenville's thriving downtown.