Get Out Greenville
Conestee Park October 4, 2014 10AM – 3PM
Get Out Greenville is a celebration of all that Greenville County and Upstate South Carolina has to offer to the outdoor enthusiast. The mission and purpose of the event is simple: bring together all aspects of the outdoor community in one place to enjoy and learn from each other. Of course no festival is complete without awesome music and tasty food. Enjoy!
A Great Place to Get Out!
Conestee Park and Lake Conestee Nature Park are a unique blend of passive and active recreation surrounding the Reedy River and this globally significant birding oasis is nestled in the center of the county 5 minutes from the bustle of downtown Greenville. The park is also the southern terminal point of the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail. With over 400+ acres to play, Conestee Park and the adjacent Lake Conestee Nature Park combines Little League, tournaments and bike races with trail runs, nature study, and outdoor play.
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Urban Ultra 50K & 25K
50k Time: 7:30am This is an urban ultra run, (meaning lots of pavement – some natural trails). You will run approximately 5 miles of groomed trails in Conestee Park, 4 miles on paved roads and about 22 miles on the paved GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. There are rolling hills in the first 4 miles and the last 4 miles.
Still training for that Ultra? Try the new 25k this year! At 8am you will be bused from Conestee Park to the 50k Turnaround Point at Swamp Rabbit Station. 25k Race begins at 9:00am finishing in Conestee Park.
Get Out Greenville 10k & Kid’s Race
The rolling 10K course winds its way through the beautiful Conestee Park and features a mix of dirt, gravel and pavement. Get Out Greenville 10k is part of the Greenville Dirt Series trail races.
1.5 Mile Kid’s Race Time: 10:30am
Perfect way to get kid’s in the outdoor spirit is to get them running through the woods! This 1.5 mile course will bend through natural surface trails at the park and end up at the Get Out Festival village for more exciting demos like climbing, kayaking, and biking.
On Site Race Day Registration Accepted.
Dog Park Opening
The newest addition to the myriad of recreational opportunities at Conestee Park is a brand new dog park. This off-leash area will have separate sections for large and small dogs to run, play, and socialize with each other. Woof!
Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day
Upstate SORBA (Southern Off Road Biking Association) will be our local host for this internationally-recognized day of getting kids in the woods on bikes. This is a great opportunity for everyone, young or old, to experience mountain biking for the first time or to get back on the saddle again.
All demos and activities at Get Out Greenville are FREE!
Slackline Play Arena thanks to REI Greenville.
Test your balance in our Slackline Play Arena. Three slacklines will be set up at different tensions in the activity lawn for the first timer to the experienced athlete to enjoy. Get Out and test ride this fun and challenging “progressive skills” sport.
We will have a portable rock climbing wall at the park for you to climb to your heart’s content for free! This is the demo you try, love, and get back in line for more.
Disc Golf with Innova
Disc Golf is a growing recreation activity in parks and backyards that combines frisbees with golfing. Learn how to play, try out the equipment, and test your tossing skills at Get Out!
Quadracycles with Rhodes Car
The 4-wheel bike that rides like a car! Come try these cycles with family and friends around the Get Out Village.
Birds of Prey
Doris Mager began SOAR Inc. (Saving Our American Raptors) in the 1980’s. Doris’s passion for birds of prey began over 25 years ago when she rehabilitated an injured Great Horned Owl, currently one of her feathered friends. E.T. has been with her ever since. Doris will introduce you to several raptors and captivate you with stories about her connection to and knowledge of these amazing birds. Join us for an educational session in the education tent. You will be glad you did!
Get Out Festival Village
The Festival Village will open from 10:00am – 3:00pm. . Check out the list of food vendors below and keep scrolling down to see a list of Exhibitors, Activities, and Demonstrations.
Exhibitors / Activities / Demonstrations
Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center:
Greenville Rec’s own Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center located on Highway 11 is home to Camp Spearhead, a residential summer camp for persons with special needs, as well as several other camps and initiatives that get children and adults outside and in tune with outdoor activities. Learn more about everything Pleasant Ridge has to offer.
Local organic food supermarket that offers in-store specials and recipes. Their Corporate headquarters are located up the road in Asheville NC with our Greenville location right on Pelham Road. Learn more about Earth Fare here.
Established in 1980, Sunrift Adventures is one of the premier outfitters in the upstate of South Carolina! Whether you are a backpacker, paddler, cyclist, hiker, climber, traveler or just want to exercise on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail; their dedicated and highly experienced staff can help outfit you for your next adventure… big or small! Check them out online at www.sunrift.com.
Palmetto Conservation Foundation:
Palmetto Conservation Foundation is a Columbia-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to natural and cultural resource protection in South Carolina. The Palmetto Trail, a mountains-to-sea recreational trail, has several passages in the Upstate that you will want to learn about, along with other cool initiatives like the Glendale Outdoor Leadership School outside of Spartanburg.
The leading advocacy group for Cyclists here in the Greenville, the Spinners are dedicated to growing there sport with safety and accessibility in mind. Come by and see there booth to learn more. Visit them online www.greenvillespinners.org.
South Carolina Connections Academy
South Carolina Connections Academy is the tuition-free online public school where students get wrapped up in learning like never before. To learn more, stop by (booth location) or visit ConnectionsAcademy.com
YMCA of Greenvile
The YMCA has several multi-purpose facilities throughout the County dedicated to health and wellness. Camp Greenville in the far reaches of the SC mountain hosts a variety of programs including summer camp and much more. They will have games and animals to play with so come learn something fun.
LiveWell Greenville is a coalition of businesses, agencies, non-profits, and citizens committed to making the healthy choice the easy choice in Greenville County. Learn more at www.livewellgreenville.org.
Upstate Forever is a membership based non-profit that works in land conservation and growth policy. They do this through three basic programs, land trust, clean air and water, and sustainable communities. Learn more about Upstate Forever at www.upstateforever.org.
The Gorge Zip Line:
The Gorge offers a unique and thrilling tree based zip line canopy adventure in the famous Green River Gorge in Saluda, North Carolina. Visit them online at www.thegorgezipline.com.
The Mountain Goat Indoor Rock Climbing:
The Mountain Goat is home to the best indoor rock climbing in Greenville. Stop by their booth for more information and possibly some climbing coupons. Check them out online at www.mountaingoatclimbing.com.
Mountain Roots – Eco Adventures & Outdoor Learning Center:
Mountain Roots is a grassroots non-profit organization running educational programs in Leadership Development, Sustainability, Community Building and the Arts. Many Mountain Roots retreats take place at the spectacular Laughing Waters Retreat Center in the Hickory Nut Gorge. Mountain Roots specializes in small group events (10-50 participants), looking for an opportunity to grow together. Visit www.MountainRoots.org for more information.
Wild South is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to inspiring people to enjoy, value, and protect the wild character and natural legacy of the South. Learn more at www.wildsouth.org.
Upstate Children’s Museum
Their booth with feature interactive crafts and science experiments. The activities will all be designed around the nature and opportunities that exist at Conestee Park. Visit them online at www.tcmupstate.org.
Upcountry History Museum
Learn about the history of local farms and produce in the Upcountry and the importance of agriculture in our past, present, and future. www.upcountryhistory.org
Safe Kids Upstate
Biking is a great way for kids to Get Out and Safe Kids will teach your child how to do it safely. Check out their bike course for kids and receive a free helmet while supplies last. Check them out online at www.safekidsupstate.org.
Lake Conestee Nature Park
The environmental staff of the Nature Park will have a scavenger hunt for all ages to enjoy. Take a self-guided tour through Lake Conestee Nature Park to explore 20 new educational stations and learn how you can help protect this awesome natural resource here in Greenville. Learn more about Lake Conestee Nature Park at www.lakeconesteenaturepark.com.
Get Out Greenville Gives Back… .
Proceeds from Get Out Greenville benefit Camp Spearhead. Located in northern Greenville County and operated by Greenville County Rec, Camp Spearhead provides youth and adults with special needs and disabilities 8 weeks of residential summer camp and 20 weekend programs throughout the year. Since 1968, Camp Spearhead provides and atmosphere of unconditional love, total acceptance, and challenge for individuals with special needs and disabilities. . Visit www.campspearhead.org to learn more.