Mary Black Foundation Half Marathon & Healthy Kids Day

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We would like to thank the Mary Black Foundation for their generous support of this event! Congratulations to all the runners, walkers and relay teams who participated today. A special thank you goes out to the City of Spartanburg Parks and Recreation staff who came out and facilitated field games for the kids today, and to the law enforcement team who worked so hard to make sure everyone was safe. Everyone had a blast! 

Thank you to Girls on the Run for coming out to run the 5k course on the Rail Trail this morning, and to all the Self Esteem Stomp participants and the individuals and groups who made signs to encourage them! 

Thank you to all our generous sponsors and Nourish Playground vendors and to the Glendale Outdoor Leadership School for helping with the rock climbing wall and to the Hub City Farmer's Market for bringing the Mobile Market out with fresh, locally grown strawberries. 

 Finally, we would like to thank the many volunteers and Y staff who donated their time today to make this event possible! 

Date: April 26, 2014    Time: 7:30 am

Starts at Middle Tyger Family YMCA, 720 Shoals Rd, Duncan, SC 29334

Ends at the Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA, 151 Ribault St., Spartanburg, SC 29302

Run a 13.1 mile course through Spartanburg, starting at the Middle Tyger YMCA and finishing at the Thomas E. Hannah YMCA. (Y bus transportation will be provided.). Register as an individual or as a 2-person or 4-person relay team.

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Click to view course map with transitions and water stops marked.

Day-of registration will be available on-site at the Middle Tyger YMCA from 6:00am-7:00am

Buses will leave from the Thomas E. Hannah Family at 6:30am for those who need transportation to the starting line.

Buses for relay teams will leave from the Middle Tyger Y at 7:20am.  Buses will remain at transition stops until all participants of that relay leg have completed. Once all participants of that relay leg have arrived, the bus will take participants to the Thomas E. Hannah Y. (*some additional rides may be provided for those who finish their leg early, however this is not guaranteed. Parking is available for runners to arrange alternative transportation to the finish line)

Buses will leave the Thomas E. Hannah Y to return participants to the Middle Tyger at 11:00am and will run every 30 minutes.  (Last bus will leave at 1:00pm)

Finisher Medals for all Participants.  Age Group , Overall and Relay awards presented at 11:00am.

Day-of registration will be available on-site.

Event will be held rain or shine. No refunds will be given.

After the Half Marathon enjoy Healthy Kids Day! A free community event including Fit Kids Explosion, Field Olympics, Climbing Wall, Edible Arts & Crafts Booth, Zumbatomic

AND Spartanburg’s first ever...

Self Esteem Stomp®

The stomp includes artistic route-markers that reinforce self-esteem and a nourish stress-management playground® with interactive arts activities that improve stress-management and coping skills in kids of all ages. $10 per individual. More info and registration at



The Mary Black Foundation Half Marathon and Healthy Kids day is made possible by our generous sponsors: