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  • January 21, 2017
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM



Date: January 21, 2017

ice-breaker-hooded-tee-554064Lower Entry Fee for 2017
We lowered the entry fee and made the moisture wicking shirt optional. Choose the official high performance hooded long sleeve t-shirt (by Next Level) if you want one. Enjoy the lower entry fee if you already have enough performance tees, but we should point out that this is one very unique shirt. It’s much nicer and more stylish than your average tee, and we’re passing it on to you at our cost. It’s a slim fit, so order up one size if you like it lose.

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: $15 pre ($25 day of) registration (Pre-registration closes January 19, 2017 @ 3pm)
Optional: Performance Hooded Long Sleeve T-Shirt $17.00 (Must select/order by January 8, 2017 @ 11:59pm)
*You will NOT get a shirt if you do not buy one while pre-registering. Very slim fitting so order up a size if needed.

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. Lake Conestee Nature Park is 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.

Packet Pick Up will open at 7:30am on the morning of the race. There will be no advanced packet pick up. Event Day Registration will open up at 7:30am as well. Anyone is welcome to register the morning of the event. You will NOT get a long sleeve performance t-shirt unless you choose one while pre-registering online.

Free parking is available inside Conestee Park. Bathrooms as located near the finish line. Race will happen rain or shine, but we reserve the right to postpone or cancel if we deem weather conditions to be unsafe. No refunds will be given for events out of our control. The Ice Breaker 8k has lived up to its name for several years running, so plan for epic conditions and bring your sunny attitude.

2017 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 2017 Series.

  • Ice Breaker 8k – January 21                           Lake Conestee Nature Park
  • Easter Bunny Trail Hop 5K – April 15                                 Lake Conestee Nature Park
  • Climb the Ridge 5 Mile – April 22                                 Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat
  • Paris Mountain 12k – May 27                                 Paris Mountain State Park
  • Paris Mountain 7k – August 12                            Paris Mountain State Park
  • Get Out Greenville 10k – October 7                            Lake Conestee Nature Park
  • Paris Mountain 16k – November 4                       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 7 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, 2017. 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 www.greenvillerec.com/trailraces for info and registration for each race. If you have questions please contact Joe Lanahan: jlanahan@greenvillecounty.org or 864-288-6470.

10 months, 7 races, 3 parks, 1 Champion!



840 Mauldin Rd, Greenville, South Carolina, 29607


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.