Clemson Easter Bunny Run Half Marathon, 5K, and Easter Egg Hunt
Lodging and Directions
Unfortunately we are currently not planning to host an onsite version of this race this year due to the gardens being booked for multiple weddings and the CU baseball game traffic and emergency services shutting down the west side of the half marathon route.
So to keep the event alive, if only in our minds, and training efforts, we're planning to host a Virtual Clemson Easter Bunny Run 5k & Half Marathon. I apologize for the announcement delay as it has been taking some time to make sure we have the right gift packet, run verification, and awards packets plans in place before we roll out any registration forms.
Of course we'd much rather be in Clemson that weekend running across the campus and finding eggs but it's just been crazy how everything is stacked against us this year. If by some miracle (do you have a venue?!) we can find a real venue, relatively close to Clemson by the end of the week, we'll make it happen. We made it happen with the Kings Mountain Marathon in just a few hours so I haven't given up hope just yet.
Adventure Geek Engineer & Clemson Easter Bunny Run Founder
April 4, 2015
Clemson SC Botanical Gardens
Come join us in an exciting morning of fun and fitness. Chase the crazy carrot with your speed enhancing bunny ears as you run the half marathon or 5k. A Crazy Carrot will lead you on a scenic course through Clemson and the surrounding area. If you find an Easter egg along the way, be sure to pick it up for a surprise at the finish. An Easter egg hunt will also take place on the house lawn at the Botanical Gardens for all who wish to participate.
The course will be a unique race course. To those running the half marathon*; you will receive the full Clemson running experience as the course starts off in the South Carolina Botanical Gardens and includes areas of campus, the community, and the dikes giving you an excellent opportunity to view beautiful Lake Hartwell.
The 5k is a rolling course includes the South Carolina Botanical Gardens and cuts through part of campus.
*The Half Marathon course features mixed terrain and is NOT wheelchair or baby stroller accessible.
Know thy course! The courses plotted out on MapMyRun.com provide awesome resources like a 3D Fly Over, turn by turn directions, and course elevation information.
All turns on the course will be marked with signs and colored tap arrows on the ground (if the ground isn't wet the day before).
The Half Marathon Course will be marked with BRIGHT GREEN arrows.
The 5k Course will be marked with BRIGHT PINK arrows.
All major intersection will have police support. Both races will have a police lead and follow up vehicle.
The 5k will have a water/Gatorade/first aid stop half way through and at the finish.
The Half Marathon will have a water/Gatorade/first aid stop approximately every 2 miles along the course in areas with lower vehicle traffic.
Early Registration Half Marathon - $45
Early Registration 5k - $18
Pre-Registration Half Marathon - $55
Pre-Registration 5k - $20
Race Day Half Marathon- $70
Race Day 5k - $25
Race day registration will be available from 6:00-7:45am.
Participants who register on race day may not receive a t-shirt due to limited supply
4:30pm - 7:00pm - PreRace Packet Pickup (at Start/Finish in SCBG)
6:30am - 7:45am Registration/Check-in
7:50 - Half Marathon Instructions & Announcements
8:00am - Half Marathon Start
8:05 - 5k Instructions & Announcements
8:10am - 5k Start
9:30am - Easter Egg Hunt
9:45am - 5k Awards
11:00am - Half Marathon Awards
All events are bases out of the Clemson SC Botanical Gardens.
Clemson is about 2.5 hours from Charlotte, N.C., 1 hour from Greenville, S.C., and 2.5 hours from Atlanta.
From Atlanta, Ga. (about 128 miles)
Take Interstate-85 North toward Charlotte, N.C. Take exit 19B to U.S. 76/S.C. 28 West to Clemson.
From Charlotte, N.C. (about 135 miles)
Take I-85 South toward Atlanta. Take exit 19B to U.S. 76/S.C. 28 West to Clemson.
From Columbia, S.C. (about 137 miles)
Take I-126 West to I-26 West toward Spartanburg, S.C. Exit onto I-385 West to Greenville, S.C. Exit onto I-85 South toward Atlanta. Then take exit 19B to U.S. 76/S.C. 28 West to Clemson.
From Jacksonville, Fla. (about 425 miles)
Take I-95 North toward Fayetteville, N.C. Exit onto I-26 West toward Spartanburg, S.C. Exit onto I-385 West toward Greenville, S.C. Then exit onto I-85 South toward Atlanta. Finally, take exit 19B to U.S. 76/S.C. 28 West to Clemson.
From Asheville, N.C. (about 93 miles)Take U.S. 74 West to U.S. 23 South to I-240 South to I-40 East toward Winston-Salem, N.C. From I-40, exit onto I-26 East toward Charleston, S.C. Next, exit onto U.S. 25 South toward Travelers Rest. Then exit onto U.S. 123 West toward Easley. Follow U.S. 123 West into Clemson.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us.
Our current Sponsors and Partners include:
Top 3 Male & Female
Top 3 Masters Male & Female
Age Group Top 3 Male & Female:
14 & under
50% of your entry fee will be refunded until March 14, 2015. No refunds will be issued for any reason after March 14, 2015. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events, or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms.