Get Out Greenville
Conestee Park October 3, 2015 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!
Urban Ultra 50K & 25K
We call this an urban ultra run (meaning lots of pavement – some easy trails), because a good portion of this course is run on the paved GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. You will run this ultra inside the beautiful Lake Conestee Nature Park, with stunning views of forests, grasslands, lakes and rivers. There are rolling hills on the course, but overall, it’s pretty flat for elevation. The best news is that you will pass a fully stocked aid station every 5 kilometers, with bathrooms located every 10k’s. You will also come through the finish line every 10k’s, giving you a great chance to access your personal supplies, change clothing or just enjoy the support of family and friends. This is a wonderful course for first time ultra participants.
50k Time: 50K will start at 7:30am inside Lake Conestee Nature Park. Runners will start and finish inside Lake Conestee Nature Park. Runners will run 5 laps of a 10K course. Course will remain open until 2:30pm.
25K Time: 25K runners will check in at Lake Conestee Nature Park before 8:00am. At 8:30am, we’ll take everyone out to the start line at the 5K aid station. 25K running will start at 9:00am from the 5K aid station and finish inside Lake Conestee Nature Park at the same finish line as the 50K. Runners will run 2.5 laps of the 10K course.
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.
“I found things in the woods that
I didn’t know I was looking for …
and now I’ll never be the same.”
Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, mother, adventure speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She has covered over 12,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents and has hiked with her husband and two year old daughter in all fifty states. Hear as she recounts stories from her 46-day, 47 mile per day record-breaking hike on the Appalachian Trail and what she learned along the way.
Who is Jennifer Pharr Davis? (YouTube)
We are excited to add the Greenville CX Cup to the Get Out Greenville line up. Cyclocross is one of the most demanding and entertaining types of bike racing there is. Obstacles, climbing steps, and side by side racing are all parts of the circuit. Get more details about this awesome sport here: Learn More
Acts to be announced shortly.
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!
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.
Greenville County Animal Care
Greenville County Animal Care partners with our community to educate and encourage compassionate citizenship, thereby enriching the lives of companion animals and promoting responsible pet guardianship. Adoptable pets will be available as will the advice and knowledge of Animal Care’s pet pros!
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.
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.