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Race for the Grasshopper 5K

Saturday January 9th, 2021

Gaffney, SC

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At the close of the Battle of Cowpens in 1781, two American officers—confident in victory—raced for the ultimate prize, a British three-pounder cannon, called the “Grasshopper”.  Start the year off with a bang at the 33nd Annual Race for the Grasshopper 5k!

Registration will close at Thursday 11:59pm 

This is an in person road race on a closed road course.  

Sign up before December 24th to be guaranteed a race shirt

Packet Pick up on Friday has been cancelled due to weather.  You can pick up your race number and shirt on Saturday morning 

Course map: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/12360066/

Course Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7dpNfwvAIM 

Spartanburg Running Club’s COVID plan for the 2021 Race for the Grasshopper:  

·         Space out the start line, based on ability level. Runners are not bunched up on each other. - The race scored off of chip time, not gun time.  Once you cross the 1st mat your time starts 

·         Runners wear masks before the race, on the start line, and after the race. 

·         Allow runners to remove masks after 400m into the race, once the race spreads out. 

·         Provide bottled water. 

·         No award ceremony, runners will pick up awards at a table so that there would not be a large crowd gathering. 

·         Space out - sign-in table, information, awards table, etc. to encourage socialer and shirt on Saturday morning.   distancing. 

·         Signage at key locations to remind participants and spectators to wear face coverings, to social distance, and to wash/disinfect hands often. 

·         Disinfecting stations throughout the race, such as at sign-in table, end of race, award table, etc. 

·         Masks, disinfectant, and gloves (rubber) provided participants and spectators. 

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Start Location

Cowpens National Battlefield, Gaffney, SC

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