August 6, Monday
GTC Monthly Meeting
Meeting will be at Puerta Vallarta Restaurant near Cherrydale Cinemas. Social and ordering 6:30 - 7:00 PM followed by program:
Speaker for the August 6 meeting will be our own Dr. Joe Hammond, licensed clinical psychologist and GTC Hall of Famer. Joe's presentation will be "Using Your Mind to Make Running A Joy!". Some of the points he will cover will include:
1. Gaining perspective to B. BETR: Body, Behavior, Emotion, Thought, Relationships.
2. Setting appropriate goals: Balancing life responsibilities with running.
3. Recognizing and changing destructive patterns to make running a joy.
Joe is asking that attendees write down questions or comments before hand so he can work them into his talk if they apply.
Another successful and fun Tuesday evening at the Furman University track with the GTC Summer All Comers Track Meet series. Join us the next three Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
The registration for the Greenville Track Club Twilight 5K’s on July 26 and Aug 16 is now active.
The 2018 edition of the Greenville Track Club Summer All Comers Track Meets will begin on Tuesday, June 5. The location for the meets during the month of June is Eastside High Schoo. Registration begins at 5:45, and warmup jog (10-mins) at 6:15, followed by the racing schedule. The meets include various distances from 100 meters to two-miles. No official results will be provided. Participants are encourage to time themselves, although a running clock is provided at the finish line.
The Freedom Flyer 5K presented by Greenville Track Club takes place on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018. Last year's 2-mile course has now been expanded to a 5K. The new 5K course is flatter than the old 2-mile course - only 50' of total elevation gain. This year we've added patriotic music stations and a gauntlet of American flags along the course. The race finishes at midfield on the Kroc Center soccer field. The early entry fee has been kept UNDER $10 to boost attendance and make the event affordable for everyone, especially families!
Thank you for your service! ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL, POLICE, FIRE, AND FIRST RESPONDERS ARE ADMITTED FREE! Just send an email to Kerrie, using the contact page. Include your full name, military branch and rank. If you are non-military, provide details on your job description and employer.
Packet Pick Up:
Sat. May 26 - 2pm-5pm, Carolina Triathlon, 123 Welborn Street
Sun. May 27 - 2pm-5pm, Kroc Center, 424 Westfield Street
Race Day - 7am-8am, Kroc Center, 424 Westfield Street
Join us on Memorial Day morning for an enjoyable family friendly event paying tribute to the USA ARMED FORCES and local POLICE, FIRE and FIRST RESPONDERS at the 2018 Freedom Flyer 5K!
The GTC Hall of Fame committee is now accepting nominations for the induction of a new class. Nominations must be submitted no later than June 30, 2018. Submitted nominations must contain detailed justification for the nominee. Nominees must be identified as having at least one of the 5 categories of criteria for qualification.
The 5 categories are – Athletic Performance, Club Leadership, Volunteerism for GTC, Community Relations for GTC, and Ambassadorship and/or Club Promotion.
Please use the nomination form below and submit the form.
Any and all nominations must be submitted no later than June 30, 2018.
It was one of those perfect running mornings in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina for the 41st running of the TD Bank Reedy River Run on Saturday, April 21. Both the 5K and 10K races were "sold out" as registrations reached their 1500 and 1600 runner limits on Thursday before the race. The race was once again sponsored by TD Bank, presented by the Greenville News and produced by the 46-year-old Greenville Track Club in conjunction with multiple partners.
Using a revised course which exchanged the notorious climb up Falls Drive and Broad Street for another long climb up Furman College Way in Falls Park, the runners were definitely challenged. The men's lead pack separated on the long downhill on E. Washington Street heading down to the entrance to Cleveland Park. Zimbabwe Olympian Pardon Ndhlovu broke away from Greenville's Austin Steagall and Ricky Flynn and opened a small gap that he would not relinquish. He maintained his lead up the Furman College Way hill and down Augusta and S. Main Streets before breaking the finish tape with a time of 30:43. He was closely followed by Steagall, the 2017 race winner, and Flynn with times of 30:51 and 30:53, respectively.
Greenville's Ester Atkins easily won the women's division with a time of 35:27. Ester was the 2014 USATF Marathon Champion and is a 3-time USA Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier. She was followed by Asheville, NC's Ginna Reid (36:54), who also won the women's Masters (40-0ver) title. Easley, SC's OG Gardner placed third and was a mere one-second behind Reid.
Full results are available @ results.rmraces.live/SVE-Timing-East/events/2018/41st-Annual-TD-Bank-Reedy-River-Run/results
The April Greenville Track Club monthly meeting will be conducted on Monday, April 2 at
Puerta Vallarta Restaurant near Cherrydale Cinemas. Social time and ordering from 6:30 - 7:00 pm followed by meeting at 7:00 pm.
Our speaker will be Alex Volfson, who is a Physical Therapist specializing in running related injuries for Bon Secours St. Francis.
Come out and join us for some good food, fun, fellowship and information to help your running.
We are a month away from the 41st TD Bank Reedy River Run in beautiful downtown Greenville. Registrations are trending up and it looks like we could sell out both the 10K like last year and also the 5K. If you can't run, we could definitely use your assistance as a Volunteer. In case you've been out of the country or just avoiding the news, our event is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 in beautiful downtown GVL.
We have multiple options to choose from, including packet pickup, course monitors, hydration stations, etc. If you are interested please visit our Volunteer sign up @
As you will see, there are time slots for volunteers beginning on Thursday for Packet Pickup through Saturday's activities.
If you would like to volunteer, please sign up though our RunSignUp account (at the link above) and we will be able to contact you with the appropriate details.