January 23, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Date: January 23, 2016
Race Start: 9am
Lake Conestee Nature Park
840 Mauldin Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607
Course: 8K Trail Run on mix of dirt, gravel and pavement
Beneficiary: Conestee Foundation
Entry Fee: $20 pre ($25 day of) registration
The Ice Breaker 8K is the first race of the Greenville Dirt Trail Run Series. The rolling course winds its way through the beautiful Conestee Park and features a mix of dirt, gravel and pavement. Greenville County Rec has been working hard to make Conestee one of the best facilities in the county, and this is a great opportunity to see all the fantastic improvements that have been made to this wonderful outdoor oasis. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Conestee Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing Lake Conestee Nature Park and contiguous community lands into a nature park and wildlife sanctuary for public recreation.
2016 Greenville Dirt Series
Presented by: Greenville Rec, Square One Events, and the Greenville Track Club
What is it: A collection of 7 trail races over 10 months held at 3 different parks crowning one champion. The races covering distances from 5k to 16k are designed to test your trail running skill and show you 3 of the most beautiful parks in the Upstate of South Carolina.
When: Below are the 7 races that make up the 2016 Series.
Ice Breaker 8K – January 23rd – Lake Conestee Nature Park
Easter Bunny Trail Hop 5K- March 26th – Lake Conestee Nature Park
Climb the Ridge 5 Mile – April 23rd – Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center
Paris Mt. 12K – May 28th – Paris Mountain State Park
Paris Mt 7K – August 13th – Paris Mountain State Park
Get Out 10K – October 1st – Lake Conestee Nature Park
Paris Mt 16K – November 5th – Paris Mountain State Park
How it Works: If you compete in a minimum of 4 races you will be in the running for the Series awards. At the end of the 6 races we will take your 4 best results and add up the points. The first 8 finishers in each age group qualify for points. Awards will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for the entire Series, as well as for each age group winner, male and female for each division. Your age will be determined by the date December 31, 2016. You will race in this age group for the entire year. Special recognition will be given to folks who run ALL 7 races!
Signing Up: You can visit https://greenvillerec.com/trailraces for info and registration for each race. If you have questions please contact Steve Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org
10 months, 7 races, 3 parks, 1 Champion!
Venue: Lake Conestee Nature Park
840 Mauldin Rd, Greenville SC 29607
Lake Conestee Nature Park consists of approximately 400 acres of beautiful natural habitat on the Reedy River just 6 miles south of downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The park contains both hardwood and evergreen forest, extensive wetlands, 3 miles of the Reedy River, and a rich diversity of wildlife habitat. Deer, raccoon, beaver, fox, river otter, and various small mammals inhabit the park, along with numerous species of reptiles and amphibians. Over 170 bird species have been reported by the Greenville County Bird Club. The park has been designated as an Important Bird Area of Global Significance by the National Audubon Society.