Saturday, April 4, 2015 • Clemson, SC • Course Map
Note: The race organizers for the Clemson Easter Bunny Run announced that there will be no on-site race in 2015, due to scheduling conflicts with other events in the South Carolina Botanical Gardens. See the race website for more information here.
Anyone who’s familiar with the big orange tiger paws on the streets and highways leading into South Carolina’s Clemson University knows what the course will be like at Clemson’s Easter Bunny Run Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk, which is set for its 7th annual running in 2015.
Filled with a mixture of hills and flat stretches that take runners on an out-and-back loop course through the university campus and surrounding areas, the course for the race will feature hints of the holiday throughout, as an “easter bunny” leads runners on a bicycle along the route, along which runners are likely to find easter eggs that they are free to pick up and bring with them to the finish line for a “surprise,” organizers say.
The course is made up of paved surfaces throughout the race, which starts and finishes on the Clemson campus just a few blocks away from Memorial Stadium, the home of the Clemson Tigers football team.
From there, runners follow a route that winds its way through campus, along Tiger Boulevard just outside campus and leads back into campus, where runners will follow the route through green, tree-lined park areas and along the edges of campus before heading back to the stadium for the finish.
The starting time for the half marathon — which is open to runners — is at 8:00 AM, followed by the runners and walkers taking part in the 5K at 8:10 AM. Both races are followed by an easter egg hunt for children after the race.
Race Weather & Climate
Located near Lake Hartwell, among the hiller and more varied terrain of the Piedmont region of the state in South Carolina’s northwestern corner, Clemson typically enjoys mild to moderately cool weather conditions in the early spring.
On race day (April 4), the average low is 44ºF and the average high is 70ºF.
To reserve your spot in the early spring 2015 running of Clemson’s Easter Bunny Run Half Marathon, visit the event website.
Official Race Website
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