Resolution Run Half Marathon

Saturday, January 14, 2017 • Travelers Rest, SC • Course Map

Set for its 14th annual running in mid-January here in this community just north of Greenville, S.C., the aptly named George I. Theisen Family YMCA Resolution Run features a half marathon and 5K, which follows an out-and-back course that starts and finishes next to Trailblazer Park.

From there, runners head south and west along W Road, McElhaney Road, Watson Road and Old Buncombe Road in the direction of Trailblazer Park and Trinity Presbyterian Church on Wilhelm Winter Street.

After the turn onto Old Buncombe Road, the race brings runners onto Frontage Road and then onto the Greenville Swamp Rabbit Trail, a running, walking, biking and hiking trail that criss-crosses through Travelers Rest and nearby Greenville, and runs alongside the Reedy River on a long-ago abandoned railroad bed.

The course features rolling hills throughout its 13.1 miles, which reach their turnaround point on Green Valley Road, and from there runners retrace their steps along nearly the entire route they’ve just run.

Runners make their way back to the park for the race finish, where they’ll cross the finish line along Wilhelm Winter Street. The scheduled starting time for the half marathon and 5K is 9:00 AM.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled among the rolling terrain of South Carolina’s Piedmont region, about 10 miles north of Greenville in the northwestern corner of the state, Travelers Rest typically sees January temperatures between 30ºF and 51ºF, while record temperatures here have fallen as low as -6ºF (in 1985) and risen as high as 79ºF (in 2002).

On race day (Jan. 14), the average low is 30ºF and the average high is 50ºF.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Resolution Run Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

9:00 AM


  • $40 – $65 for the half marathon
  • $20 – $35 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Travelers Rest’s Thiessen Family YMCA Resolution Run Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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