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  • January 25, 2020
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Race day registration will be open from 7:30am-8:30am on Saturday morning.

Date: January 25, 2020

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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$30 Registration at the Race: Registration will be open from 7:30am-8:30am on Saturday morning. Fee will be $30 and does not include a travel mug. Extra Travel Mugs will be available for $10 while supplies last.

$35 Registration With Stainless Steel MUG (First 130 to Register By January 22, 2020): $35 Fee includes race entry AND 21oz double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel travel mug ($20 Value) with Ice Breaker 8k logo for the first 130 runners who register by midnight on January 22, 2020. Stainless mugs guaranteed to the first 130 runners only, while supplies last. Enter early to make sure you get your mug!

$25 Regular Registration – Race Entry Only (After January 1, 2020): $25 Fee includes race entry Only. No optional stainless steel travel mug. Entry Fee will be $30 the morning of the race and day-of entries will NOT receive the Ice Breaker Mug. Only the first 130 participants who register online may choose the mug. Online registration closes @ 11:59pm January 22. $5 of every entry fee goes directly to Greenville County Recreation for their fees.

Winning Male & Female will Receive Custom Painting by Artist Samantha Smith

Awards: We have a very special hand painted prize for the fastest female and fastest male runner. Winners in each age group male and female will receive an Ice Breaker age group award. Awards ceremony will follow the race @ 10:30am, 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, 2020.

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.

Choose Optional Mug Only $10 ($20 Value)!

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. If you or someone you know wants to volunteer for this event, please contact Stevebaker864@gmail.com.

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


2020 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 2020 Greenville Dirt Series.

Ice Breaker 8K – January 25th – Lake Conestee Nature Park
Easter Bunny Trail Hop 5K- April 11th – Lake Conestee Nature Park
Climb the Ridge 5 Mile – April 24th – Friday Night @ Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center
Paris Mt. 12K – May 30th – Paris Mountain State Park
Paris Mt 7K – August 8th – Paris Mountain State Park
Get Out 10K – October 3rd – Lake Conestee Nature Park
Paris Mt 16K – November 7th – 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 in each race qualify for points. Awards will be given out to the winner of every age group, male and female for each division. Your age will be determined by the date December 31, 2020.  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.