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  • January 26, 2019
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Online Registration is closed. On Site Registration will open at 7:30am on Saturday morning at Conestee.

Date: January 26, 2019

Race Start: 9am

Lake Conestee Nature Park
840 Mauldin Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607

Course: 8K Trail Run on mix of dirt, gravel and pavement

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Entry Fee: $25 pre-registration (Includes race entry and Ice Breaker Coffee Mug) Entry Fee will be $30 the morning of race and day-of entries will NOT receive the Ice Breaker Coffee Mug. You MUST register online to get the custom logo item. Online registration closes @ 11:59pm January 23. $5 of your entry fee goes directly to Greenville County Recreation for their new fees.

Awards: Winners in each age group male and female will receive an Ice Breaker award. Awards ceremony will follow the race @ 10:15am, so stick around if you want your prize. Top 8 in each age group will win points in the Greenville Dirt Series. Race Awards and Dirt Series points will be awarded based on your age as of December 31, 2019.

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 & the Conestee Foundation have 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. Walkers and runners welcome. Dogs welcome if leashed at all times. This course is not ideal for baby strollers due to a few steps over the boardwalks, so please start at the back if you choose to risk running with a stroller. We encourage everyone to join the Greenville Track Club via the link below and check out their many runner resources.

Race Sponsors:
Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Greenville Track Club
Square One Events


2019 Greenville Dirt Series
Presented by:  Greenville County 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 2018 Series.

Ice Breaker 8K – January 26th – Lake Conestee Nature Park
Easter Bunny Trail Hop 5K-  April 13th – Lake Conestee Nature Park
Climb the Ridge 5 Mile – April 27th – Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center
Paris Mt. 12K – May 25th – Paris Mountain State Park
Paris Mt 7K – August 10th – Paris Mountain State Park
Get Out 10K – October 5th – Lake Conestee Nature Park

Paris Mt 16K – November 2nd  – 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 in each race 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, 2019.  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/races for info and registration for each race. If you have questions please contact Steve Baker: stevebaker864@gmail.com

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.