Paris Mountain State Park Ground Hog 5K

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Paris Mountain State Park Ground Hog 5K

Saturday, February 4, 2017 12:00 AM

2401 State Park Road Greenville, SC 29609 2401 State Park Road Greenville, SC 29609 29609

Presented by South Carolina State Parks

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$ 30.00

Event Information

2017 South Carolina State Parks Come Out & Play 5K Series

The second race of the 5K State Park Series will be held at Paris Mountain State Park on Saturday February 4th, 2017 at 10 AM.  Regardless of whether the Ground Hog sees his shadow or not, we will be running along the trails at Paris Mountain.  Dress warm, and get ready for an invigorating walk, jog or run through the park!

All ages, ability and experience levels are welcome to participate in this 5K event. This race is open to all runners, joggers, walkers, dog walkers or anyone who wants to get some fresh air and exercise.  Due to the terrain and trails, this event is not recommended for strollers or wheelchairs.  Pets are permitted inside Paris Mountain and for this 5K event, but must be on a leash at all times.

The registration fee for this race is $30.00 per person, and all proceeds will benefit trail construction and improvements at Paris Mountain State Park.  We encourage you to help support Paris Mountain and discover one of the most beautiful parks in South Carolina right in Greenville's backyard.  Prizes will be awarded to top place finishers, and T-shirts and give away items will also be given to each paid participant.

Camping sites are available by contacting Paris Mountain State Park at (864) 244-5565 or go to our website at .  You can also bring or purchase your Ultimate Outsider Guide Book and get it stamped at Paris Mountain on the day of the race.  You can also collect many other stamps from several other nearby SC State Parks in close proximity.  


This trail run is the second out of six scheduled races for the 2017 South Carolina State Parks Come Out & Play 5K Race Series, which includes these 5Ks:

  • January 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM– Devils Fork State Park –   First Day 5K Ranger Run & Loon Lunge
  • February 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Paris Mountain State Park – Ground Hog 5K
  • March 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Oconee State Park –   Cabin Fever 5K
  • April 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Table Rock State Park – April Fools' Day 5K
  • May 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Keowee-Toxaway State Park –   Mountain Laurel 5K Run
  • June 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM – Croft State Park – The Grenade Dash 5K


Be a part of the fun by entering in one or as many races as you like.  All races will be held rain or shine, and are meant to be a fun experience for anyone.  You can race as hard as you want, or just take a stroll through the park.  Please join us in visiting and supporting your beautiful South Carolina State Parks.


For information about camping or cabins at South Carolina State Parks, please visit:

For more information about the event or the trail-race series contact Jim Stanton at: 864-918-8475 or e-mail:



This trail race will start at picnic shelter #3 inside Paris Mountain State Park.  

The 5K will take place even in the event of inclement weather, unless weather and/or conditions inside the park are deemed unsafe by park staff.

Cancellations will be made as conditions are assessed, and notificiations will be sent out, however, no refunds will be provided in the event that the race is cancelled due to dangerous weather and/or site conditions.  

Park admission is included with each race participant registration fee, but not for spectators or family members.  Please pay park admissions when you enter the park's main entrance or purchase a Park Passport at any South Carolina State Park or online at

Packet Pickup:

No packet pickup required before the morning of race at Paris Mountain State Park.  The race will start at 10 AM, so please arrive at least 30 minutes early to get your bib, T-shirt and race directions.

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