GREENVILLE, SC – The Mountains To Main Street Race Festival, an annual fundraising event in its second year, is proud to announce the Greenville Swamp Rabbits Hockey team as the title sponsor for the Festival’s “Run with the Rabbits 5K,” to be held Saturday, May 20. Early registrants for the 5K race will have the chance to win VIP Meet and Greet passes to the March 10 Greenville Swamp Rabbits Hockey game and post-game performance by The 2016 ACM nominee for “New Vocal Group of the Year”, Parmalee.
The Mountains to Main Street Race Festival, hosted by Swim and Bike and Run charities (SaBaR), is a family friendly race festival featuring a 1K fun run, the Run with the Rabbits 5K, a half marathon race, and a half-distance triathlon. The Festival weekend, which will be held May 20-21, 2017 in Upstate South Carolina, is a celebration of the beauty and accessibility the Upstate offers for families and athletes to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Run with the Rabbits 5K, presented by the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team, will start near the Swamp Rabbit Cafe on the famous Swamp Rabbit Trail. Participants will have the chance to run with Stomper, the Swamp Rabbits’ fun-loving mascot, as he attempts his own personal best in the 5K distance. The 5K run culminates in a memorable experience as participants cross the finish line on the TD Stage adjacent to the Peace Center in downtown Greenville. Run with the Rabbits 5K participants will cross the finish line to high-fives from Stomper and the announcement of their name over the stage sound system.
“We are delighted to have the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team as our presenting sponsor for the Run with the Rabbits 5k,” stated Steve Pennington, founder of SaBar Charities. “Mountains to Main Street exists to promote and build healthy lifestyles and active living in the Upstate, and our partnership with the Swamp Rabbits will help us reach more families and residents in the Upstate. The Run with the Rabbits 5K is the perfect opportunity to bring the entire family for a fun outing down the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and experience the beauty of our community outdoors while being active together.”
The Run with the Rabbits 5K will take place Saturday, May 20 at 8AM. Families are welcome to participate and strollers are welcome. Participants who register using the code SWAMPRABBITS through March 8 have a chance to win one of five pairs of VIP meet and greet passes to the March 10 Swamp Rabbits game and the post game concert featuring the band Parmalee. Registration may be completed online at https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/TravelersRest/MountainstoMainStreetHalfMarathon .
“We are excited about this new opportunity to support a great community event,” said Chris Lewis, President and General Manager of the Swamp Rabbits. “Hockey is a sport that demands a high level of fitness and our players must eat right and take care of their bodies to perform at peak levels. Partnering with SaBar Charities on an event like this is a perfect way to reinforce the message about active, healthy living while also connecting with our fans and the community on a whole new level. We look forward to a great race and encourage all of our fans to Run with the Rabbits!”
ABOUT MOUNTAINS TO MAIN STREET RACE FESTIVAL
Mountains to Main Street Race Festival, hosted by SaBaR charities, a 501c3, was founded in 2016. The Race Festival features a half distance 72.3 mile triathlon, a half marathon running race, 5K running race and 1K family fun run. In addition to the race events, the Festival weekend May 20-21, 2017 features a finish line with active lifestyle and healthy living vendors and an ongoing educational series promoting healthy lifestyles. SaBaR Charities aims to grow beyond the annual Mountains To Main Street Race Festival and help promote year round fundraising programs for local non-profits in Upstate South Carolina who advocate for and help build an active lifestyle in the community. Net profits from the Mountains To Main Street Race Festival will be allocated to use in collaboration with local health, fitness, active lifestyle nonprofits and recreational venues in the Upstate of South Carolina, with the goal of raising $500,000 for its charitable mission by year ten. In its inaugural year, Mountains to Main Street Race Festival raised $6,000 that was given back to Upstate South Carolina organizations promoting active lifestyles and healthy living.
ABOUT GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS
The Swamp Rabbits are members of the ECHL, the nation’s premier AA hockey league. Greenville is the proud affiliate of the New York Rangers and the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolf Pack. All home games are played at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena located at 650 N. Academy Street in Greenville, SC. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.swamprabbits.com.